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How to Avoid Server Problems

When your server starts to give you trouble, you have to act fast and take care of it before it becomes a work halting problem. A server problem that is left unresolved can spread across your network and negatively affect operations. This is why you should immediatly take care of a server issue as soon as it’s discovered.

A common server problem is… what was it again? Oh, right. Memory failure!

Causes of Memory (RAM) Failure
Sometimes, memory failure is a result of not having enough RAM available to support all the applications that your staff is attempting to run concurrently. Not having an adequate amount of RAM can be a result of having older hardware not designed to meet the demands of new applications. If your business is expanding you have to consider that your increased workforce may be trying to squeeze extra work out of a server unit designed for a smaller operation. A situation like this is easily remedied by installing new sticks of RAM to increase memory capacity (as long as your server supports an upgrade).

If a server memory failure is caused by a lack of RAM, you’re lucky. It’s an easy fix. If you’re experiencing other performance problems due to corrupted hard drives, bad drivers, or other hardware issues, then you’ve got a bigger and more expensive problem on your hands that will require extensive repair.

When a hard drive becomes corrupted, it has essentially gone bad and needs to be replaced as soon as possible. Replacing a corrupted drive is more involved than swapping out sticks of RAM. When replacing a hard drive, you will have to backup your data, reinstall your software onto your new drive and, sync it with your system, it is a job best done by an experienced tech. You can equate a hard drive repair to major brain surgery for your server. A job like this is best left to the professionals like the IT technicians at Quikteks with steady hands.

An Unchecked Issue with Your Server Can Turn Into a Major Problem      
Whatever the reason is for your server’s failure, you can’t afford to wait and do nothing. A problem like this won’t fix itself, and because everything in a computer network is connected, a problem like memory failure will only progressively get worse and hurt the productivity of your company. Processor Magazine explains, “Memory failures are server-related problems that could have a negative effect on networking speeds, application performance, and much more. If you don’t isolate the issue right away, it will effect employee productivity, customer service, and all business processes.”

The Proactive Approach to Server Maintenance
The best way to handle a server problem is to take care of it before it becomes an issue. To catch a server issue early it is a very good idea to have a server monitoring solution in place that provides you with alerts as soon as an issue is detected. Quikteks can remotely monitor your company’s servers with our RMM tools, and we can resolve of any detected issues as soon as they’re found. We also run server maintenance on a regular schedule to keep your system running optimally.

This proactive approach to server care allows us to offer our managed IT services at a much lower cost than a break-fix IT repair company. Our ability to remotely monitor you server prevents potentially expensive problems from evolving. We resolve them while they are still small fixable issues. This significantly reduces the cost of doing IT and it saves money by preventing downtime from a server problem that could spread across the network and derailing your operations.

Call us at (973) 882-4644 to take advantage of preventative server care for your business!