High load on the servers can cause a lot of problems. This is the time when we often hear that the server goes down which is because the server was not able to take the heavy traffic that was coming to the website. This could sometimes put the reputation of the company at stake.
High Load servers can have a downside of slow loading times and sometimes the site becomes almost inaccessible and various error could pop up on the site with errors that are related to data centre errors. There would be a rise in the number of complaints from the end of the customers. The common question is how to deal with high load server
Dealing with high load server
To know this the first thing to know is why a high load server is caused
Overload on the server
Hard disk performance
Viruses and Malware
The most common reason is the traffic from too many accounts which can cause the server to crash. Also, sometimes the backup process while running takes too long and can cause the server to crash.
Optimising site to high load servers
Choosing the right Hardware
The server plays an important role in overloading. You need to fix the number of accounts or domains which are operating on a particular server at given a hard disk space. Overloading the server with too many accounts will decrease the number of resources and will cause the crash.
Selective about Hard Disk
The server hard disk should be in good condition and should be fast enough. It is important to check the input/output speed of the hard disk which will decide the loading and the processing speed of the site. Getting a solid-state drive will keep the performance much better than a SATA hard drive.
Plan the Backup Scheduling
One must schedule their back up hours far from the peak time. This will not only allow getting the backup more quickly but will also allow the server from not crashing due to this load. It is easy to identify the usage pattern and figure out a proper backup time according to that usage
Sometimes some insecure website on the server can cause security risk and can also affect the performance of the other websites. The reason could be many but it is important to be safe from third party applications for “Proper Server Management”.