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How To Run Updates On Virtual Private Server?

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Running updates is very important for any virtual server. When you complete the updates for your virtual server, you’re patching any known security vulnerabilities released and helps in securing open doors to unwanted guests.

Below is a list of commands that you can execute from your Virtual Private Server to update the Operating System’s (OS) latest version. Access the server via SSH to perform the Operating System (OS) updates.

CentOS
# yum update

Debian
# aptitude update
# aptitude dist-upgrade

Ubuntu
# sudo apt-get upgrade

Fedora
# yum update

OpenSUSE
# zypper refresh
# zypper update

These Operating System updates should be performed atleast every month OR the time if any new patch is released.

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