If you get a server of your own, it will operate independently, so it'll have its own Os and you'll be able to later install server side applications directly or script-driven sites via a hosting Cp. Though keeping the Os updated is not always considered a necessity, it can be a very important task for a number of reasons. A newer Operating system version could have better support for certain hardware, so you might get better performance for the websites and web applications which you install. Your server will also be more secure because updates often include security patches which resolve small issues which may allow unauthorized individuals to access your content. Last, but not least, more modern script versions, which are also released for both increased security and for additional features, may require a later version of the Os in order to work correctly and with their full capabilities.
Weekly OS Update in Dedicated Hosting
If you acquire one of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages and you want to have an up-to-date Os, but you haven't managed your own hosting machine before and you're not certain how to do that or you simply don't have the required time to take care of the server, you can take advantage of the OS update service which is integrated in our Managed Services bundle. Our admins can set up the latest patches for the OS which you have selected for the hosting server - CentOS, Debian or Ubuntu, and they'll ensure that all of your applications are operating correctly after that. The updates are done on a weekly basis, so you will constantly have the latest Operating System version and you will not need to concern yourself with any OS-related security issues.