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Server Administration

Linux powers the vast majority web servers, and we are Linux web server administrators. Through web development, our server admin experience covers nearly all aspects of web server deployment and maintenance. If you’re looking for a web development team that can provide web server administration, please feel free to contact EXPERT DEVELOPMENT.

Web server administrators play a crucial role in ensuring that websites are available and functioning properly for users. Some common tasks of our web server administration include:

  • Installing, configuring, and updating Linux web server operating systems and software.
  • Monitoring server performance and capacity to ensure that servers can handle the load of hosted websites.
  • Troubleshooting and debugging server issues when necessary.
  • Setting up and managing user accounts, permissions, and keys for server access.
  • Managing server security, including implementing firewall rules, securing server access, and monitoring for potential vulnerabilities.
  • Setting up and configuring virtual hosts, databases, executables, and other back-end systems required by websites.
  • Ensuring that servers are backed up regularly to protect against data loss.
  • Working with web developers and other team members to deploy and maintain websites on the server.
  • Providing technical support to website users as needed.
  • Staying up-to-date with new server technologies and best practices.

Dedicated Servers Are Not For Everyone

There are a few reasons why a business might choose not to use dedicated web servers:

  • Cost: Dedicated servers can be expensive to purchase, set up, and maintain. If a business does not have a lot of traffic or does not need a high level of performance, it may not be cost-effective to use a dedicated server.
  • Scalability: If a business anticipates significant changes in traffic or needs, it may be more flexible to use a cloud-based hosting solution, which can be easily scaled up or down as needed.
  • Security: Depending on the security measures in place, shared hosting or a cloud-based solution may offer better protection against cyber threats.*
  • Expertise: Managing a dedicated server requires a certain level of technical expertise. If a business does not have IT staff with the necessary skills, it may be more convenient to use a shared or managed hosting.*

*Expertise and security concerns could be an issue when unforeseen complications happen. Due to the nature of evolving malware, other vulnerabilities, and compatibility issues with proprietary applications, we feel that if you don’t have a reason to use dedicated servers that you should not.

For most clients that are looking for a great hosting solution, we recommend Cloudways. Cloudways is an interface that allows for regular people to more easily manage a top-notch web hosting environment.

We are not affiliated with Cloudways.