India VPS Server
Just like your automobile or an appliance used in the kitchen, India VPS server works best with proper maintenance. There are some key tips to follow to maintain an India VPS Server. However, the maintenance part is also dependent on the applications you run.
Monitor CPU utilisation or resource utilisation
The server performance is dependent on the utilisation of resources. If the RAM is low, the operating system starts to kill your programs until the problem is fixed. It will be great if you check resource utilisation from time to time. This may be done through the dashboard offered by a hosting company. Merely by knowing the resource usage, you may learn whether something weird is occurring in the VPS server or things are normal. Use SSD nodes in order to know the location of the client. What you need to do is find out the ‘Usage Statistics’.
Check your disk space often
If by chance your database runs out of space, unusual things will start to happen in the server. It may directly lead to corrupt data and unresponsiveness. With the use of ‘df’, you may know about the disk space and the partitions that fill up or those that are empty. If you find that there is no disk space, just delete the cache files.
User accounts and logins to be reviewed
To maintain India VPS server, it is necessary to track the logins and user accounts accessing your VPS. With the use of ‘w’, you may know who is logged in. Click on ‘last log’ to know the timing when the user was logged in. In case, you find an unknown user account or IP address accessing your VPS account, you can be sure that the account is compromised. If that happens then reinstall the operating system, rebuild infrastructure.
Check error logs
VPS application does create a record of events or errors that might be analysed. Such logs give you an idea about the health of the VPS server and its resources. Some of the log files to check are Apache, Nginx, Mail, MySQL and System log. Go through these logs carefully to judge the health of resources.
Frequently update your operating system
Linux distributions do update quite regularly. An update of the operating system will release the patches of security flaws if any. If you are not serious about updating your operating system, then you are leaving your VPS server to vulnerabilities and cyber-attacks.
Update WordPress and other services
If you update the operating system regularly, a lot of software will stay updated automatically. But, if you installed certain software other than “yum” or “apt-get” commands, then they need to be updated separately. An example of this is WordPress or content management system. Whatever service you take, it is important to read the documentation carefully. This will let you know what needs to be updated regularly. Some of the services carry a dashboard interface while others carry graphical interfaces to carry out updates. You may even be required to spend more time on its terminal. Don’t forget to update the various plugins that you may have installed for WordPress. If the plugin is poorly coded, it may affect the WordPress blog.
Is the backup system in working condition?
Regularly check if the backup is in working condition or not. Look for a backup method or technique which adapts to your needs. Know one thing that copying files from a particular portion of VPS to another portion are not doing a backup. Schedule a backup at every interval by automating the backup plan. This may be done with “cron”. Ecommerce websites need to be careful about backup. This is so because they have to retain information of customers and operate SaaS app.
India VPS server plan must be such that it handles downtime and shutdowns. A business website is a classic example where you don’t want to go offline even for a minute. Choose an India VPS plan accordingly considering your needs. Basic maintenance like changing the password, uninstalling useless apps and shutting down frequently must be done.