Question

What is the recommended intervals for server reboots?

Is there a best practice to rebooting the servers? I’m wondering if a regular Ubuntu 16.04 install needs to be rebooted once a week, month, year?


Submit an answer

This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.

You can type !ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

Sign In or Sign Up to Answer

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Accepted Answer

No, it’s not Windows. Only kernel updates require reboots.

Want to learn more? Join the DigitalOcean Community!

Join our DigitalOcean community of over a million developers for free! Get help and share knowledge in Q&A, subscribe to topics of interest, and get courses and tools that will help you grow as a developer and scale your project or business.

Great, thanks!

There is no need to reboot every month, check if there is a kernel update available from commandline. You need to reboot everytime when you update kernel.