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9 Steps You Must Know To Prevent A Server Crash

Here are a few simple things you can do to prevent your server and network equipment from overheating and crashing:

  • Tidy up the server room; a neater room will increase air flow.
  • If you have more than one server, arrange them in a row so that the cold air comes from the front and is expelled out the back.
  • Keep the doors to the server room closed and seal off the space.
  • Make sure cold air reaches all the equipment.
  • Have a redundant A/C that is specifically designed for computers.
  • Buy a rack enclosure where the cooling is built in to the bottom of the rack.
  • Keep the temperature at no more than 77 degrees.
  • Use blanking panels over any empty spaces on your server rack.
  • Consider virtualization or hosting in a cloud environment so you are generating a lower amount of heat in the first place.