Server maintenance refers to the process of keeping server software updated and running efficiently to avoid data loss and downtime. With regular server maintenance, networks can operate smoothly and businesses can prevent a partial or total network failure. SeaGlass Technology provides server maintenance and other essential networking services to small- and mid-sized businesses throughout the New York City area.
The Importance Of Regular Server Maintenance
With proper maintenance, servers can last many years with little to no disruptions to business operations. However, failure to maintain servers can lead to unexpected problems that cause downtime and affect the business’s bottom line. It is common for servers to experience a buildup of records and repositories over time, including a large number of cache files that can gradually slow down transaction rates.
Old server settings can become outdated as transaction volumes grow, leaving the business vulnerable to network attacks from cybercriminals. In addition, businesses can experience the degradation of HDDs and SSDs. When this happens, the company will ultimately experience slow server performance which can affect employee workloads and result in unsatisfied clients.
Our Commercial Server Maintenance Plans
Servers are unique as they do not require physical maintenance. Instead, they need regular software maintenance to keep them running at peak efficiency. How often servers require maintenance will depend on a number of factors, such as the size of the business and how much data it is collecting and sharing across the network. Server maintenance may be recommended daily, weekly, monthly or in real-time.
Daily Server Checks
Larger businesses may require daily server checks to keep everything running smoothly. During a daily server check, it is common to check for updates relating to the virus scanner’s database and other essential software updates designed to keep cyberattacks at bay. Businesses should closely review vulnerability statements created by hardware and software vendors and make any necessary patches to block attacks. It is also a good idea to review security logs and look for attempts at network intrusion.
Weekly Server Checks
With weekly server checks, businesses can ensure that their backups are working properly. During this check, disk usage can also be analyzed to look for possible signs of an impending problem. Sudden changes in disk usage may indicate that a server breakdown is in the future. Other problems like outdated temporary files can also be eliminated.
Monthly Server Checks
Monthly server checks are recommended for smaller businesses that may not require the maintenance frequency of larger organizations. During a monthly server check, databases should be optimized as database fragmentation can directly impact performance. It is also wise to occasionally tune individual applications. However, this should be done sparingly as traffic levels can vary considerably. Opt for application tuning every two months.
Schedule A Consultation With SeaGlass Technology Today
Regular server maintenance can extend the life of your equipment long after the warranty expires. To learn more about the importance of regular server maintenance or to schedule a consultation with an IT professional, reach out to the experts at SeaGlass Technology by calling 212.886.0790 or scheduling a consultation online today.