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One of the best ways to stay up to date with updates or security patches is to update your server often and schedule to do so. Monthly updates are completely acceptable. However, it's better to run updates weekly or twice a week. This will ensure that your server is always as up-to-date as possible. WordPress, cPanel, and WHM will often tell you if a critical or new update is available.
If you aren't sure how to update your current system, you should check out our How to Update Your Server guide that will walk you through this process.
Here are some useful resources to check for updates that can be made to improve the security of your server.
If you are not tech-savvy or would like assistance, our Technical Support team is here 24/7 and available to help.
With the Windows Operating System, you will usually be notified of new updates upon logging in through RDP. If Windows deems the update crucial to your server's security, they will make a popup that blocks the entire screen to view the updates. As Windows updates can take a while to complete, it is recommended to do this during non-business hours or on planned maintenance as they also require a reboot to apply.
Another great way to stay updated on security patches or updates is by checking out LWN as frequently as possible. This site is a news site dedicated to providing the best coverage of Linux-related information, such as security updates or recently discovered vulnerabilities. You can register for a new account via the following link, or you can subscribe to LWN by visiting this link.
The cost of a regular LWN.net subscription is $7.00/month, with options to pay a little more or less.
You can also check this link out, as this site is another go-to source for information regarding all Linux distros. They have a specific page for Linux security advisories that you can check out via the following link.
Like LWN, you can also register for an account and sign up for their newsletter. Registering for an account can be done via the following link and allows you to participate in the LinuxSecurity.com community actively:
To sign up for their newsletter, click on the following link, fill in the necessary information, and click the subscribe button:
If you should have any questions, would like assistance, or would like our Technicians to perform updates for you, please contact us through Live Chat or by submitting a ticket with our Technical Support team.
Written by Michael Brower / January 9, 2017