How Do I Perform an Upgrade to The Operating System on My Server?

Why do I need to upgrade my system?

Updating your system regularly will prevent attackers from using flaws in the operating system. Don’t forget to check if the new version is compatible with any custom software you have installed on your server so the functionality of your current tools remain intact. 

Below you'll find some guides on how to perform a system update depending on the Operating System (OS) your server uses.

How do I perform an upgrade on Windows?

  1. Open the start menu.
  2. Click on the settings icon.
  3. Click on ‘Update & Security‘
  4. Click the ‘Check for updates‘ button.

How do I perform an upgrade on Linux?

  1. Open your Terminal and run this command to update package index files:
    sudo apt-get update
  2. Then upgrade your version of the operating system using this command:
    sudo apt-get upgrade

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Modified on 14 Mar 2024

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