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I want to update the software and the kernel on the Operating System of my VPS

In order to keep your VPS as secure as possible, we recommend performing updates on a regular basis. This article shows you how to update the software and the Kernel on your Operating System.

You can input the updates in your terminal or when you're logged into SSH. To perform updates for some Operating Systems, we use links to the documentation of the OS.

  • Some Operating Systems may ask you to confirm the update.
     
  • Depending on the Operating System, you may have to reboot the corresponding service or reboot the server entirely.
CentOS
sudo yum update
Debian 7 and higher
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
Windows Server

For updating Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012 en 2012 R2 you can use the steps in this article by Microsoft.

For updating Windows Server 2016 you open the Start Menu and type 'Update'. Next, click on 'Check for updates' to see if there any updates available. After this check, you can immediately perform the updates.

FreeNAS

Use this article from the documentation of FreeNAS to update your software.

FreeBSD
sudo pkg update
sudo pkg upgrade
OpenBSD
sudo pkg_add -ui
sudo syspatch
Fedora

Use this article from the documentation of Fedore to update your software.

Gentoo
emerge --sync
emerge -uDU --keep-going --with-bdeps=y @world


In this article we explained how to update the software of your VPS.

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