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Forgive me for the following noob question ... I am still nailing the basics of running a server with hosted services.

My Question: is it good practice to restart services on a server (for me my server is Windows 2008) on a scheduled basis or to keep them running until they crash or go wrong? Will restarting them make any difference to their effectiveness or efficiency, or reduce the chances for said services crashing? Or is it better practice to just restart the server altogether?

My question logic is based on the good old turn it off/turn it on approach.
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It would depend on what serivce you are restarting and what it does.
The serivce or server should not need to be restart on any regualar basis, only for patches.
If a serivce is crashing a restart is only a temp fix not a solution. I would look into the source and only use a restart\reboot as a quick fix.
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Was able to ascertain from answer that restarting server and/or it's services is not considered "normal", which in turn directly answered my question.
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