Servers, like personal computers, can slow down. This slowness can have different reasons on each user’s server. Computers slow down over time and make it very difficult to get things done. Slowing down a server is like a nightmare that neither of us likes to get caught up in. While slowing down the server over time is inevitable, there are common mistakes that many users make to slow down the server even more. In this article, we decided to examine 5 common mistakes that slow down the server. If you do not want your server to slow down, avoid these 5 mistakes as much as possible.
Running A Large Number Of Applications Simultaneously Slow Down Your Server
Over time, you install many applications on your operating system. It is not even unlikely that after a certain period of time you will forget many of the software that you have already installed and do not even use them. Running a large number of applications at the same time will slow down the Windows Server. The main reason for this problem is due to the performance of the software itself, which are automatically running in the background of the operating system and occupy part of the RAM memory.
To deal with this problem, it is better to disable the Automatically Run when I start my computer option when installing any application. Of course, this option is not displayed when installing many applications. In addition, you can click on the small arrow next to the clock and calendar in Windows to see what programs are currently running and occupy part of the RAM memory. You can stop running most of these icons by right-clicking and Exit.
Stop Software That Runs Automatically
You can use a smarter solution instead of closing one by one every time you turn on your server. Using this method which we will describe, you can prevent the software from running automatically from the moment the operating system boots. To do this, press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to launch Task Manager in Windows Virtual Private Server or RDP and select the Startup tab from there. In this section, you can see all the software that runs automatically and from the moment the operating system starts. Each application in the Status column has a Disabled or Enabled option. To prevent each of them from running automatically, you can right-click on the names of the applications and then click Disable.
Not To Restart Can Slow Down The Server
One of the classic ways to solve almost any server problem is to restart it. The truth is that this not-so-serious solution can solve many server problems, and on the other hand, not restarting the server for a long time will slow down the server. You may prefer to never restart your server. This approach can have many reasons; For example, you may want to get things done faster, and you may not want to spend a lot of time each time you turn on your server and boot. But the truth is that not restarting the server will slow it down. Each time the server restarts, the RAM is emptied, and each time you run the operating system, you are dealing with an empty RAM, and as a result, you will experience better speed.
Many applications may have memory problems; This means that after finishing their work, they do not return the occupied RAM to the server. In this case, you can recover the occupied memory by restarting the operating system. On the other hand, every time the server restarts, Windows installs the latest updates. These updates make the operating system security better than ever. Of course, it should be noted that you do not need to restart your server every night. But restarting the server several times a week can be convenient. In other cases, you can use options such as Sleep or Hibernate, which do not eliminate programs running on Windows, but allow the server to rest.
Clicking On Anything That You See Will Slow Down Your Server
These days, the Internet is full of malware and malicious content which can slow down your server. You have probably come across such items on various websites. Clicking on such ads may install malware on the operating system that has a detrimental effect on the speed as well as the performance of Windows. In addition, much legal software may want to install several third-party applications during installation. These applications generally have very few uses.
When installing approved software, be careful not to install third-party applications. In the worst case, many of these softwares can infect the system and eventually cause widespread problems on your server. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you always be careful of the clicks that you make in the online space and while installing the software.
Lack Of Proper Maintenance Of Windows Will Slow Down Your Server
Windows is now designed so that you can easily use the tools related to maintaining its operating system. Of course, these tools, while they can be useful to some extent, will not meet all your needs. By doing many of these tools correctly, you can significantly ensure the proper functioning of your Windows. Always be serious about making updates, managing incoming emails, backing up, deleting extra files and programs, keeping your hardware clean, and using antivirus software. In addition, there are 7 important mistakes in maintaining Windows that you should never make.
These can greatly increase the speed of your server. Keep in mind that proper maintenance of the Windows server is the only way to increase its lifespan, and if you do not follow the above, your current Windows operating system will not have a long-term friendship with you and you will have to reinstall it.