Regular Maintenance Checklist for ASP.NET Hosting on Windows Server 2019 with Plesk Print

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Regular maintenance is essential for ensuring optimal performance and security of your ASP.NET applications hosted on Windows Server 2019 with Plesk. This article outlines a checklist to guide you through the key maintenance tasks.

Maintenance Checklist

Weekly Tasks
  1. Check Server Uptime: Verify the server uptime and investigate any unplanned reboots.

  2. Review Event Logs: Check Windows and Plesk event logs for warnings or errors.

  3. Disk Space Monitoring: Ensure that there is sufficient disk space available on all drives.

  4. Backup Verification: Validate the integrity of backups to ensure they can be restored successfully.

  5. Update Virus Definitions: Ensure that antivirus software is updated with the latest virus definitions.

Monthly Tasks
  1. OS Updates: Install the latest Windows updates and patches.

  2. Plesk Panel Updates: Keep your Plesk panel updated to the latest version to benefit from security patches and new features.

  3. Performance Monitoring: Analyze CPU, memory, and network utilization metrics. Identify and resolve any bottlenecks.

  4. Database Maintenance: Optimize databases, update statistics, and perform integrity checks.

  5. Check Firewall Rules: Review and update firewall rules as needed for improved security.

Quarterly Tasks
  1. Security Audits: Conduct a security audit to identify any vulnerabilities.

  2. Password Rotation: Change passwords for Windows Server and Plesk Panel.

  3. Review User Accounts: Deactivate any dormant user accounts and validate the existing permissions.

  4. Check SSL Certificates: Ensure SSL certificates are valid and renew those that are expiring soon.

  5. Audit Third-party Software: Review and update any third-party software or plugins.

Semi-Annual Tasks
  1. Failover Testing: Test redundancy and failover mechanisms to ensure system resiliency.

  2. Performance Tuning: Tune the server settings and ASP.NET application parameters for optimal performance.

  3. Data Purging: Clean up old logs, cached files, and outdated backups.

  4. Review Backup Policy: Revisit the backup policy and make adjustments as necessary.

  5. Software Inventory: Update the software inventory list and check for licensing compliance.


Regularly performing these maintenance tasks can help ensure that your ASP.NET applications run smoothly and securely. Make it a habit to regularly check and update your Windows Server 2019 and Plesk Panel installations.

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