Next Gen. Computers demand exceptional server back up. These days organizations with bigger manpower size demand reliable server performance to keep their business going and growing. Employees often seek access to multiple web pages and operate multiple browsers simultaneously for which fats going servers are required. Multitasking is the expressed need in today’s era. But there are many businesses which struggle to ensure that the server delivers great uptime which helps in increasing the overall productivity, and enhancing the revenue generation. Although there are many guides delivering help with regard to ‘Tips to Improve the Server Performance’, yet before implementing them it is a must to understand what causes server to hang or freeze.
As a business entity ensuring installation of Next Gen Computers is not enough, but discovering the primary server performance issues stands inevitable for overall increased productivity and performance. Slow server can be a resultant of a number of reasons some of which are listed as under. There may be a single reason or a combination of causes that is causing the server to perform slowly. Let’s take a note of some of these frequent issues:
This is perhaps the most obvious reason. If there is glitch in your network about which you receive reports from your local, regional or at the data center then there certainly is some long ongoing network problem. There are some reported issues in which server is reviewed to be working fine but network causes a problem.
Every server admin must refrain from overloading of server as it is again a very common reason of server hang-ups. It is reflected in slow processing of web pages and under certain circumstances it responds slowly for a period and returns to the normal speed. This is noticed during peak traffic periods, or when certain maintenance is taking place. As a precautionary measure, Sysstat is a recommended tool to keep a track of performance metrics and enables easier troubleshooting when the server freezes.
Slow server performance also happens due to mis-configuration. The best way to combat this is by taking backups. It enables the users to roll back to a prior configuration file.
Although a rare cause, hardware issues are often blamed. In case there are certain hardware problems, there are instances where one will see random freezes from the first day. However, if there are no hardware issues, the server pledges to run great for years. Also, in case of hardware issues, some common instances are of disk drives failure. So it is always wise to take backups and remain prepared.
But wait! Sometimes taking excessive backups can also cause slow server performance. For instance, rsync, which is commonly used on cPanel along with other custom scripts, is known to consume a significant amount of CPU resources. Thus, it affects the server speed and freezes it up. Experts also advise to use Linux server backup solution which poses minimal impact on server performance.
It is a scenario wherein there are a lot of caches in SQL Server, that causes the server to work slow. Among all the most popular is data cache (aka buffer pool). Best way to describe the data cache is when the data is kept saved in memory, other than what is persisted to disk. Although many businesses wish to save data in abundance which results in slow server speed.
So next time if you get a slow server performance mail, you can go back to the above list for one or more of such reasons.