UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator
What's a UPS unit? What is a diesel backup generator? Why exactly are they found in each and every data center?
UPS is an abbreviation for Uninterruptible Power Supply or Uninterruptible Power Source. This is a battery that is used to power a personal computer or a web server in order to avoid the loss of information if the main power supply fails for reasons unknown or becomes risky. A diesel generator pretty much self-explanatory. UPSs and generators are widely-used as a backup in data centers to back up the power supply and to ensure the constant operation of all of the web servers located there. Since the UPS operates at all times, it provides the necessary power for the web servers to remain working until the generator starts and takes over. Using this type of a backup is vital for any data center or provider that wants to keep their hardware and info intact in case of a power surge or outage, because it provides them with plenty of time to react until the issue is resolved and the primary power supply is restored.
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator in Cloud Hosting
If you host your sites in a cloud hosting
account with us, you can forget about issues caused by electrical power failures, due to the fact that, unlike various other providers, we do not keep multiple hosting servers attached to just one UPS. Rather, each web server that's part of our avant-garde cloud platform features its own UPS unit which can keep it working for many hours. In addition, our data centers in the USA, in the United Kingdom and in Australia have many different generators which boot up for minutes and which are able to power all the hosting servers for an extensive period of time. In this way, the functionality of your websites or their loading speed won't be affected, so you may enjoy an uninterrupted high-quality web hosting service constantly.
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated server
accounts which we provide you with are created within a state-of-the-art data center in the downtown area of Chicago and its electrical power backup system is amongst the reasons why we are able to afford to guarantee a 99.9% uptime for both the machines which are part of our highly developed web hosting platform and the network which addresses all the traffic to and from them. An individual UPS unit is connected to every single web server to keep it online until a variety of generators kick in. The latter are effective enough to supply electricity for the entire data center for many hours without the need to reduce the power consumption or the functionality of any server or network device, so even if there is a disruption, all of the sites hosted on our platform shall still be available without disruptions and will perform at top speed.