A server administrator is responsible for effective installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure. The system administration tasking will be focused on improving the stability and performance of the system, maintaining and improving the security posture of the systems, continuous monitoring of system health, and troubleshooting issues that arise. To be a systems administrator, one has to be fast on their feet. An essential component of supporting and maintaining such systems is preparing for service outages and other complications and responding to them in a timely and cost-efficient manner.
Linux Server Administrators
A Linux server administrator works within the Linux framework. Linux is derived from Unix, an older platform. It is written in C.
Microsoft Windows Server Administrators
A MicrosoftWindows Administrator is a specific kind of system administrator. A Windows Administrator is a sysadmin that specializes in the Windows Server operating system.