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Boosting server uptime

For any business relying on web infrastructure, server downtime equals lost revenue. From eCommerce sites to SaaS applications, servers need to run around the clock to ensure customers can access your services at all times. While the occasional hiccup is inevitable, there are ways to minimize disruptions.

  • Implement redundancy
  • Monitor closely
  • Automate updates

  • Conduct tests

Implement redundancy

Building redundancy into your configuration avoids having single points of failure. This means setting up additional servers that can seamlessly take over if your primary server goes down. Load balancing across multiple active servers also helps safeguard uptime while improving capacity to handle traffic spikes. Our servers are load balanced across multple servers, in order to ensure maxium uptime for all our hosted websites and Nextcloud services.

Monitor closely

Advanced, real-time monitoring tools track server health metrics, e.g., CPU usage, bandwidth levels, and temperature changes. Many provide customizable alerts when thresholds are exceeded or resources fall below defined baselines. Link the alerts to a collaboration tool, such as Nextcloud Talk or Slack, so your team receives immediate alerts.

By keeping a close eye, you can catch potential problems early. We have 24/7 server monitoring with local, US-based staff. Also, our experts can guide you with WordPress monitoring solutions.

Automate updates

Patches, security updates, new releases—all critical for performance and safety. They are also downtime culprits if not handled properly. Automate the process with the latest configuration management tools. Not only does this eliminate hours spent manually updating each server, but automation allows you to stagger updates to avoid widespread downtime. We use the latest tools to stay ahead of any potential issues, so you don’t have to worry. WordPress allows you to set plugins, themes, and even WordPress versions to automatically update for most new versions.

Conduct tests

While preventative measures are key, failures still happen. Regularly test backup servers and procedures, such as failovers, to ensure they perform as expected when needed. Identify any gaps that could slow recovery time and prolong outages.

Robust server tools make it easier and more affordable to implement redundancy, monitoring, automation, and testing. The result? Maximum uptime and customer satisfaction. Don’t leave it to chance – take proactive measures for server resilience.