System Administration is a role that includes the maintenance, installation, and configuration of computer systems. It also includes troubleshooting different software and hardware problems, as well as backing up data and ensuring the security of critical systems. This role is usually employed within larger companies and organisations where there are servers that need to be monitored and maintained for operational reasons.
A freelance System Administrator may be hired to manage your company's hardware and software systems, including setting up server hardware, maintain databases and applications, setting up user accounts and security permissions, installing system updates, managing storage space, maintaining backups, troubleshooting problems, responding to system outages and providing technical support.
When interviewing a prospective freelance System Administrator, ask them about their technical knowledge and abilities related to the job as well as their experience with the type of data and applications you are running. You should also ask them to explain their thought process behind solving certain types of problems they may encounter in the course of your work. Check if the candidate is familiar with the technologies you are using in your business. Typically rates for System Administrators range between $20 to $50 per hour, depending on the level of experience and expertise needed.
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