protecting the dedicated server

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR SERVER FROM UNTIMELY SHUTDOWNS

Imagine you work on something for many weeks and suddenly your server fails getting all your work dumped down the drain right in front of your eyes. It gets so frustrating  to face such a terrible work loss for which you’ve been putting in so much effort and time all this while. Say this hypothetical situation turns out to be true someday, you wouldn’t want to lose all of your data. So the solution to this is that you know how to protect your server before it’s too late.

So, here are some measures to opt to protect your server from spontaneous meltdowns:

Oversee the Server Personally

Monitoring your server at all possible times is something that is critical for your business. Monitoring your network, hardware and other parts of your server in data center is required to ensure smooth running of your things and your server keeping system away from any danger.

Backup

The very first step to secure your server is to create a backup. Backup is something which is a must thing for security in all kinds of computing. Since, a server is no exception; backup should be taken as an obvious priority. Setting an automatic system to run side by side with a manual backup will safeguard the running of methodical backup service for your computer.

Regular Updates

Regular update is there for a reason. If updates are done on a regular basis, this means that an improvement has been done to your server. This is an automatic process which requires user monitoring. Updating it regularly can improve the authenticity and security on a frequent basis.

Diagnostics

Just like a human body needs a proper diagnosis for its problem, so does a machine. A proper diagnosis of the problem is required for its smooth running. Diagnostics provides tools like scanning and cleaning that are useful for the uninterrupted running of your server. Precious information about security instability can be achieved by testing. Therefore, you should utilise these tools as much possible to achieve the prime security for your server.

Firewalls

Lastly, firewalls are a crucial part for configuration of any server. Even if your services have their own security system, a firewall will do nothing except adding another protective layer thus making it more secure.

Conclusion

The methods given above are some of the basic methods that you should follow if you don’t want a meltdown of your server. You should always remember that the longer you wait in implementing these methods, the more your server gets exposed to the risk of shutting down abruptly.

Rishika Gupta

Rishika is an Internet Enthusiast who has love for reading, learning new stuff, writing and World Wide Web. She currently works at RackBank DataCenters as Content Writer.

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