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When your business or home network reaches a certain level of complexity, it’s time to add a physical or virtual server. Selecting, installing, and maintaining computer servers can be overwhelming. Dijital Majik is here to help you! Here’s how.

Selecting Servers:

  • Needs Assessment: We’ll help you determine server specifications based on the intended use, such as web hosting, databases, file storage, or virtualization, and factors like performance, storage capacity, scalability, and budget.
  • Server Types: There are many different server types to choose from such as towers for small setups, rack servers for more substantial installations, blade servers for high-density data centers, and cloud-based servers to eliminate having physical equipment on-site.
  • Specifications: We evaluate the nuts and bolts of CPU performance, RAM capacity, storage options (HDD vs. SSD), and network capabilities to ensure your server meets future scalability and redundancy needs to avoid frequent upgrades.

Server Installation:

  • Physical Setup: For physical servers, we ensure proper installation in a suitable environment. We use racks and mounts for rack servers and provide adequate ventilation and cooling to prevent overheating.
  • Operating System Installation: We install an appropriate operating system (OS) such as Windows Server, Linux, or Unix and configure the OS to optimize performance and security based on the server’s role.
  • Network Configuration: We set up network parameters including IP addresses, subnets, and DNS settings and ensure secure connections and proper integration with existing network infrastructure.

Maintaining Servers:

  • Regular Updates: We keep your server OS and applications up to date with the latest patches and updates to protect against vulnerabilities and enhance performance.
  • Performance Monitoring: We continuously monitor server performance using tools and software to track CPU usage, memory utilization, and network traffic, and address potential bottlenecks and inefficiencies.
  • Security Measures: We implement robust security protocols including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and regular security audits and perform regular data backups with secure storage.
  • Hardware Checks: We periodically inspect hardware components for signs of wear and tear, then recommend replacing or upgrading components as needed to maintain optimal performance and reliability.

By carefully selecting the right server, ensuring proper installation, and maintaining it diligently, we help you achieve a stable, secure, and efficient IT environment that supports your operational needs and growth.