When creating a table with a lot of rows and a number of columns, what is the recommendation for which column should be first and most important?
An example scenario for the data table would be a table displaying the status of a lot of different servers a user has. Different columns would the "Status" of the server (online, offline, has a problem), "Server Name" which would be the identifying column, and a few other fields associated with describing the server such as its IP address, date installed, description, etc. There will also be an "Actions" column that will be a drop-down menu of actions the user can take such as [ Edit | Restart | Delete ].
I'm debating if the first column should be the STATUS column or the SERVER NAME.
So, the proposed column ordering would be:
[Checkbox Column] | Status | Server Name | [Actions Menu] | Other Field | Other Field | Other Field
Or, does it make sense to have Server Name first followed by Status?