hosted websites patch responsibility

when you use a 3rd party to host your website, where does the responsibility typically split in terms of the technology stack on who has to apply patches to all the relevant components of the web stack? e.g. do they typically patch your CMS and any underlying databases, or only lower levels of the stack?
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lenamtlCommented:
This depend of the hosting company and application, you will need to ask prior to select one.

Usually on shared hosting / cloud they will apply security fix/patch/ update to the server / DB / Firewall etc
but they won't patch your CMS or application you have installed.

If you have dedicated hosting this depend if the offer full maintenance or limited maintenance, you may be on your own for the configuration.

If you are using SAAS application (so you pay to use an application that is not yours) they should do everything for you .
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