When your server starts to give you trouble, take care of it right away. Never leave server problems unresolved as they can spread across your network and cause widespread work stoppages.
Is It Memory Failure?
One of the most common server problems we run into is memory failure. Frequently, 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 enough RAM can be because you have older hardware not designed to meet the demands of new applications.
If your business is expanding, your server may no longer have enough RAM to keep up. As long as your server supports an upgrade, new sticks of RAM can easily increase memory capacity. It’s an easy fix.
The Hard Drive?
If you’re experiencing other performance problems due to corrupted hard drives, bad drivers, or other hardware issues, then you’ve got a bigger problem.
When a hard drive becomes corrupted, it has essentially gone bad and needs to be replaced. Replacing a corrupted drive is more involved than swapping out sticks of RAM. When replacing a hard drive, you’ll have to back up your data, reinstall your software onto your new drive, and sync it with your system. You can equate a hard drive repair to brain surgery for your server. It’s a job best done by a professional, and we’d prefer you call us before trying it yourself.
Deal With It NOW
Whatever the reason is for your server’s failure, you can’t afford to wait and do nothing. Everything in a computer network is connected, and any problem will only get worse.
Processor Magazine explains “Memory failures are server-related problems that could have a negative effect on network speeds, application performance, and much more. If you don’t isolate the issue right away, it will affect employee productivity, customer service, and all business processes.”
The Proactive Approach
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, keep a server monitoring solution in place that provides you with realtime alerts. Quikteks remotely monitors your company’s servers with our RMM tools and can resolve any detected issues as soon as they’re found. We also run server maintenance on a regular schedule to keep your system optimal.
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 your server allows us to resolve small fixable issues before they grow in cost and scope. This significantly reduces your IT costs and prevents issues that could derail operations.
Call us at (973) 882-4644 to take advantage of preventative server care for your business!