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Patch my server

To protect yourself from security vulnerabilities, you must patch your server regularly. Developing a monthly or weekly habit of performing this simple task can save you a lot of grief and hassle later on.

Note: Managed Hosting and Assisted Service Plan customers do not need to patch their own servers.

The process to patch your server depends on what operating system your server uses:

AlmaLinux/Cent OS/Fedora

  1. Connect to your server via SSH (more info).
  2. Switch to the root user (more info).
  3. Run the following:
    yum clean all
    yum update

Ubuntu

  1. Connect to your server via SSH (more info).
  2. Switch to the root user (more info).
  3. Run the following:
    apt-get upgrade

Windows Server

  1. Connect to your server via RDC (more info).
  2. From the Start menu, select Settings.
  3. Select Updates & Security > Windows Update.
  4. Select Check for Updates, and then complete the steps to update your server.