Please whitelist cPanel in your adblocker so that you’re able to see our version release promotions, thanks!

The Community Forums

Interact with an entire community of cPanel & WHM users!

General Practice for a system administrator

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by markuswest, Dec 20, 2014.

  1. markuswest

    markuswest Active Member

    Oct 21, 2013
    Likes Received:
    Trophy Points:
    cPanel Access Level:
    Root Administrator
    Good Day,

    What I really want to know is what things does a System Administrator need to monitor and configure on the server so that the system is optimal all the time? recently my /tmp/ folder on the root level became so full it caused problems for mysql and then my websites didn't work anymore, so I thought I need to know what should I keep my eyes on so that the system is stable.

    Best Regards,
  2. cPanelPeter

    cPanelPeter Technical Analyst III Staff Member

    Sep 23, 2013
    Likes Received:
    Trophy Points:
    cPanel Access Level:
    Root Administrator

    That's kind of a open ended question. As a system administrator, pretty much everything has to be monitored all the time. This would include memory consumption, CPU utilization, disk space (as you have already determined), log files need to be continuously monitored for intrusion and problems, and too many things to mention.

    Since servers are running constantly, they also change constantly and therefore a server can have problems at a moments notice. There is no 100% optimal setting you can configure or a program you can install that would do all that for you.

    System Administration is normally a learn as you go type of education. It just takes practice and you will have issues from time to time that simply need to be resolved. I've personally been doing this for over 20 years and I still have to constantly monitor all my servers.
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice