Web Hosting Articles

  Home arrow Web Hosting Articles arrow Page 2 - Maintenance Tips for Web Hosts
Web Hosting Articles  
Web Hosting FAQs  
Web Hosting How-Tos  
Web Hosting News  
Web Hosting Reviews  
Web Hosting Security  
Weekly Newsletter 
Developer Updates  
Free Website Content 
 RSS  Articles
 RSS  Forums
 RSS  All Feeds
Write For Us 
Contact Us 
Site Map 
Privacy Policy 
  >>> SIGN UP!  
  Lost Password? 

Maintenance Tips for Web Hosts
By: RodneyRingler
  • Search For More Articles!
  • Disclaimer
  • Author Terms
  • Rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars / 3

    Table of Contents:
  • Maintenance Tips for Web Hosts
  • Using RAID
  • Step by Step Guide to Setting up a New WHM cPanel Server for Web Hosting Accounts
  • Creating the Accounts

  • Rate this Article: Poor Best 
      Del.ici.ous Digg
      Blink Simpy
      Google Spurl
      Y! MyWeb Furl
    Email Me Similar Content When Posted
    Add Developer Shed Article Feed To Your Site
    Email Article To Friend
    Print Version Of Article
    PDF Version Of Article




    Maintenance Tips for Web Hosts - Using RAID

    (Page 2 of 4 )


    Next, a web hosting company can use mirrored RAID drives. This option will cost $50-$80/month more, but it provides the fastest possible recovery in case of a hard drive crash. You can just reboot using the mirrored drive, and you are back in business. The cost is a little higher, but this is a nice luxury. The downside of this option is that if your server is unavailable, then you still cannot reach your data. Additionally, if the hard drive becomes corrupted it will also corrupt your backup. This is why we recommend mirrored drives as part of a larger solution that includes other backup systems.

    Finally, there are mirrored servers. This entails the largest cost and is really not necessary, except for those web hosting companies that can tolerate no downtime at all. In this scenario, if the server itself dies you can have another server ready to take the load. In fact, if your company is large enough, you might already need this kind of solution for performance. Some websites require multiple servers to handle the performance, and it is load balanced across them. In this case, if a server dies the system still runs. This is the best solution but it is not always necessary. And, of course it is costly.

    We recommend a weekly remote backup to provide you with a fail safe version. Even if the datacenter burns down, you will have a copy of your data. To this we would add either mirrored RAID drives or a second hard drive, depending on your hosting company’s needs. If you are more worried about recovery time from hard drive crashes, which is the most frequent hardware problem with dedicated servers, then go with the RAID drives. If you are more worried about the hard drive getting corrupted, go with the second hard drive.

    We hope this article provides you with the information you need to adequately back up your dedicated server!

    More Web Hosting Articles Articles
    More By RodneyRingler


    - Top Wordpress Plugins for SEO
    - Top Drupal Evaluation and Rating Modules
    - Free Network Monitoring Programs for Max Per...
    - E-store Hosting: Free Options for Beginners
    - Dropbox: The Ultimate File-Sharing and Synci...
    - Reviewing the Best Free Web Hosting Sites
    - Businesses Turn to Reseller Web Hosting for ...
    - Multiple Data Center Hosting
    - Web Hosting Goes Green
    - Web Hosting Technology Overview
    - Collaborate: An Examination of Tools for Gro...
    - Social Networking Security
    - Domain Names 101
    - Top Software to Help Manage Your Websites
    - The Evolution of Phishing

    Developer Shed Affiliates


    © 2003-2019 by Developer Shed. All rights reserved. DS Cluster - Follow our Sitemap