Server Care Kept Simple: Optimal Performance in 3 Steps
Monday, October 3, 2016
Simple Server Care
Chances are that your business houses an onsite server, and it’s crucial to productivity that it runs optimally. You may not know how it does what it does, or what goes on within it, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help it work better.
Just Chill Already
For servers and all electronic devices with high demand placed upon them, the colder the ambient temperature, the better. Servers generate heat (and a lot of it) ceaselessly. To prevent the server’s internal components from overheating and then dying, the temperature of the room should be kept cold- between 68 and 71 degrees Fahrenheit- year round.
Let’s Keep It Clean, Folks
Cleanliness may be next to Godliness, but it also prevents dust and debris from sticking to the inside of the server and causing it to overheat. Use compressed air to expel dust gathered on the server, and vacuum up the dirt and dust on the server and surrounding it. These simple actions will help the server run optimally and extend its productive life.
Can I Get a Little Breathing Room Here?
Servers aren’t great roommates. They need their space and don’t want to share it with boxes, cables, cleaning supplies, printer paper, or whatever else you’d like to store in the same closet with it. All those extras may fit in the same space, but they restrict the airflow around the server, giving heat no where to go and no way to get fresh air into the system. Ensure there is good airflow at all points around the server so it can breathe properly.
That doesn’t sound too hard, does it? If it does, consider letting Loyal IT host your server and you’ll be able to leave the maintenance to us. We offer tailored network infrastructure solutions all clients, so contact us today for your free quote.