AWS Bitnami Wordpress, is the OS auto updated for security patches?

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Coming from a VPS running Wordpress, I performed my own system maintenance and installed all of the patches.
Is the AWS instance running the Bitnami Wordpress from the AWS Marketplace set to auto update on the OS and apps? I noticed Docker was installed which would require security updates as well. Thanks in advance! Maria

Hi @Maria77,

No, if you want to update the system packages, you will either need to run the apt command manually or install other packages (like the unattended-upgrades one) that take care of installing the security packages.

Regarding the app updates, you can update WordPress from the dashboard. However, to update the infrastructure components (PHP, Apache, …), you will need launch a new instance and migrate the data from the current instance to the new one

Happy to help!

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