A server is software hosted on a very powerful computer whose purpose is to store and manage information. The servers remain on 24 hours a day, because they are the ones that store the information that is required to have access at all times.
Servers, like anything else, need periodic maintenance, as well as software and hardware updates, because not all the information they store remains static. To maintain the servers we need an expert server technician and network analyst.
The servers should be kept in an isolated place and at a low temperature. Since they stay on all the time, they are more prone to overheating than a computer.
Step 1. To maintain them, you have to turn them off and unplug them.
Step 2. The person doing maintenance has to touch a metal surface to discharge static electricity.
Step 3. When they are switched off and disconnected, they must be cleaned inside with a liquid or foam to remove dust and accumulated debris. It is important to check that all parts work properly and that the fans provide sufficient ventilation.
The servers contain sensitive information, so it is important to ensure that there are no unauthorized entries to your databases.
Updates. In order to avoid that and for the correct functioning of the server, it is important to keep up to date the software, antivirus and firewall updates.
Backrests. It is also necessary that the server performs automatic backups every so often so that the information is not lost in case the hardware is damaged.
The servers are equipment whose assembly, installation and maintenance are different from those of a computer and, therefore, their server maintenance must be carried out by trained personnel.