How to apply kernel updates in Bluehost's VPS server

Bluehost has several plans including Shared Hosting, VPS and Dedicated Hosting. VPS account users have Root access to server and it's possible update server kernels via WHM.

You need to log into WHM to apply kernel updates. You might see the following message when you log into WHM:

Bluehost VPS: kernel updates

When the message "You must reboot the sever to apply kernel updates" appears, you can update kernel by clicking the link. (Or, you can also contact Bluehost via Live Chat to request to reboot the server to apply kernel updates.)

When you click on the message and then press "Proceed" button, the process to reboot the server to apply kernel updates will be initiated.

Bluehost VPS: kernel updates - Graceful Server Reboot

It will take so long to update kernels. When the server reboots, users cannot access the websites. After completing the updates, the websites will be accessible. When you are able to access your website, you can log out and then log into WHM again.

The server kernel has been updated and you can see the server uptime has been reset to 0 days in cPanel.

If something wrong with the server while updating kernels, you can contact Bluehost via Live Chat to solve the problems.

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