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puremetal
April 2nd, 2009, 01:44 PM
Hi there, this is my first post on these forums ):P
I've used Ubuntu a little on some home desktops, dual booting with XP, but my primary use for Ubuntu is as a web server on a hired dedicated server. It came with Ubuntu 6.06 installed and I'm here to ask a pretty stupid question really... should I upgrade to version 8?

Upgrading would surely help security and remove any known security flaws from the older version, right? But can I expect any problems for use as a production server? Did my host choose 6.06 for a reason, e.g. due to stability, or are they just behind the times? Basically, should or shouldn't I upgrade? Oh, and, will this affect my installed versions of php/mysql/apache?

Lots of thanks to anyone who replies - I appreciate it :)
ps: i'm expecting the answer won't be as simple as 'yes' or 'no' lol

zvacet
April 3rd, 2009, 07:08 AM
I donīt know why it comes with Dapper installed,but server edition have 5 years support.That means that you donīt have to upgrade if you donīt want to.If you decide to upgrade backup all important files just in case.Here (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HardyUpgrades) is upgrade guide.