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Protecting Your Server Before It's Too Late
« on: July 27, 2015, 10:34:38 AM »

The server has gone, and with it all the hard work and effort you put in to configure and customize it. Whether this is a bitter feeling you've already experienced or the thought of it happening to you is soul destroying, then you need to consider a number of steps you can take to protect your server in case of a spontaneous meltdown.

Hopefully this disastrous possibility will not occur, but there are ways of being safe rather than sorry.

First and foremost, backup your server. This simple process should be an obvious security applicable to all forms of computing and a server is no exception. To ensure an efficient backup service is running coherently on your computer, set up automatic system to run along with manual backups. Doing this regularly is vital, as even a week's worth of loss data can be an inconvenience.

Another automatic process that needs user monitoring is regular updates. These are provided for a reason, and mean that improvements to your server have been made and are recommended to be used. This can often improve security and reliability.

Scanning, cleaning and general housekeeping tasks that can be made on your server are always useful so make the most of these diagnostics. Testing can provided valuable information about security inconsistencies and possible improvements so employ these provided tools and maintain the optimum security of your server.

Lastly, you should oversee the server personally at all times. You should monitor your network, hardware and other parts of you server, to make sure everything is running smoothly and your system is not in any danger.

So monitory your server personally, ensure the system is automatically protecting itself and if the inconceivable does unfortunately occur, by taking the first step you have guaranteed the protection of your data by backing it up, just in case.

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Re: Protecting Your Server Before It's Too Late
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2016, 03:36:47 AM »
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Slow Websites - Poor user experience

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Down Time - Loss of revenue

A poor hosting service provider hires amateurs and invests in poor infrastructure to save money and so the service dished out by them is deplorable. A website could be down for hours or even days and downtime is considered to be loss of revenue which would ultimately be dreadful for a business. Only if website monitoring is done with an online tool, then it is realized that half the time it is not accessible and is down for considerable hours in a day. All these lead to a decline in sales revenue.

Poor security - Hacked Websites

Poor hosting service providers are the hub of phishing websites and poor scripts enable hackers to manipulate security codes and access vital information. By using the service of a bad hosting service provider, a businessman puts his business at risk. Cyber criminals could hack sensitive information related to his business and prove to be a major threat to his company. In order to save a business, the cloud hosting services should be used.

Bad Customer Support - Constant Headaches

Another drawback of poor hosting service providers is that they offer poor customer support. They lack professionalism and fail to offer the quality of service expected from them. In case any technical assistance is required from them, the only thing that one gets is unfriendly, unprofessional and hostile response.

Conclusion

The services of a good hosting company should always be considered. It is worth that extra money shelled out. Buying the services of a cheap hosting service provider would mar the reputation and sales of business. Quality should be the prime factor to be considered in such cases. High-quality servers, dependable data centre, secure and reliable network, top-notch customer care support and a good automated infrastructure would be beneficial for any business. Ultimately a service provider, who can make a difference to a business and its sales, is all that should matter and this can be achieved with cloud hosting services.