Need long term server admin capable of server maintenance, configuration and problem solving

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I need an IT person who is experienced with Linux, MySQL, Cpanel and ideally also Windows server as my maintenance person (system and database admin).

To clarify:
A server/system admin ensures that the server is up and running, configured, secure, and operational and can install and configure software.
A database admin (DBA) builds, manages, tunes, optimizes, and otherwise takes care of a database.

I am running dedicated servers and need from time to time minor changes such as new account settings/changes/domain setups.
The duties are basically: keep the server and sites 1) fast, 2) secure and 3) reliable.
I had a situation where the server crashed and the admin blamed it on the host and others, except for him - that is NOT acceptable. Stand up to your responsibilities! Excuses to blame a host after an issue emerges are unacceptable and any issues with the host environment need to be proactively solved.

That person needs to prevent ANY type of server crash, and IF a crash happens then the admin needs to be competent to bring the server/site backup ASAP (within hours - max 24 hours). If not capable to do so, then it is the admin's responsibility to find a person who fixes it ASAP (within 24 hours). Again: the admin needs to be fully aware and have full control over the server environment and recognize potential issues that could lead to negative impact on the server. Please only bid if you agree with the above. I can pay you a monthly "salary" for basic maintenance and in addition per hour for extra work. We can discuss that.

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