How are security patches handled?
The servers will have all the known security patches and OS patches when you receive access to the server. Security of a server is much like renting an house. It is your responsibility as the tenant to lock the windows and doors. If you leave something open, and something is compromised then you really cannot sue the landlord. Ongoing maintenance and updates is the Administrator’s responsibility. ItricityHosting does not apply security patches proactively, however we do have the ES (Enterprise) version of Red Hat which includes proactive notifications of patches that need to be applied. It is $20 per Month for this version of the OS. It will notify you of the new patches and you can apply them as they come to you. Keep in mind you are not paying $20 per month for the patch notification, this fee is for the ES Operating System. This guarantees you that the OS will not change to a new one for about 5 years. It puts your mind at ease regarding the OS because its ok to get comfortable with