UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator
Know more details on UPSs & diesel backup generators and learn why each hosting data center includes them.
UPSs and diesel generators are two backup systems that are kept by hosting providers inside their data centers in case there are interruptions in the main power supply or the current is unstable and unable to sustain the appropriate operation of the web servers situated in the facility. UPS stands for Uninterruptible Power Supply or Uninterruptible Power Source and it is an effective battery that works non-stop. It is connected to both the power network and the servers at all times, so when the power stops, the UPS is already functioning, which prevents the machines from going down even for a second. The diesel generator is literally an engine which can supply the necessary power to keep the machines working for a longer period of time. If there is an outage, the UPS gives the needed time for the diesel generator to start and then to take over until the main source is restored.
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator in Cloud Hosting
The 99.9% network and server uptime guarantee which we provide you with is, partly, a result of the power backup setup which we have in every of the three data centers where we provide cloud hosting
packages - in Chicago (USA), in London (UK), and in Sydney (Australia). If you purchase a new account to create or move your websites, it shall be set up on an innovative cloud platform which consists of a number of clusters handling your content. Every server within the particular cluster provides its own powerful enterprise-class UPS to keep it operational no matter what, until quite a few electrical power generators boot up and supply the necessary power for the whole facility to remain working for a lot of hours. You will not notice anything even if there's a disruption, as our backup units can easily power each of the devices and we will not need to reduce the amount of working hosting servers or the network equipment which handles the traffic to your sites.
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The semi-dedicated server
accounts which we provide you with are created inside a state-of-the-art data center in the downtown area of Chicago and its electrical power backup system is among the reasons why we are able to afford to guarantee a 99.9% uptime for both the servers that are part of our advanced hosting platform and the network that deals with all of the traffic to and from them. An individual UPS unit is attached to each server to keep it online until a variety of generators kick in. The latter are efficient enough to offer electrical power for the whole center for several hours without having to reduce the power consumption or the overall performance of any web server or network device, so even in the event that there is a blackout, all of the Internet sites hosted on our platform shall still be available without interruptions and will function at top speed.