UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator
What's a UPS unit? What is a diesel backup generator? Why exactly are they present in every data center facility?
UPS is an abbreviation for Uninterruptible Power Supply or Uninterruptible Power Source. It is a battery that is used to power your personal computer or a web server in order to avoid the loss of info if the main power source fails for some reason or becomes unsafe. A diesel generator is more or less self-explanatory. UPSs and generators are used as a backup in data centers to back up the power and to guarantee the constant functioning of all the servers located there. Because the UPS works constantly, it provides the required power for the web servers to remain operational until the generator starts and takes over. Using this kind of a backup is vital for any data center or provider that wants to keep their hardware and info intact in the case of a power surge or outage, because it gives them plenty of time to react until the problem is resolved and the main power supply is restored.
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator in Shared Hosting
The 99.9% network and web server uptime guarantee that we provide you with is, in part, a result of the electrical power backup setup we have in each of the three data centers where we offer shared hosting
plans - in Chicago (USA), in London (UK), and in Sydney (Australia). If you acquire a new account to create or move your sites, it'll be set up on an innovative cloud platform that consists of several clusters controlling your content. Each web server inside the given cluster provides its own efficient enterprise-class UPS to keep it up and running no matter what, until quite a few power generators boot up and give the necessary power for the whole facility to be operational for several hours. You'll not notice anything even when there's an interruption, because our backup units will power all of the devices and we will not need to limit the number of working servers or the network equipment that handles the traffic to your sites.
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The semi-dedicated server
accounts we provide are created in a state-of-the-art data center in downtown Chicago and its electrical power backup system is one of the reasons why we are able to afford to guarantee a 99.9% uptime for both the machines that are part of our sophisticated website hosting platform and the network which handles all the traffic to and from them. An individual UPS unit is connected to every single machine to keep it online until numerous generators kick in. The latter are potent enough to deliver electrical power for the whole facility for several hours without the need to reduce the power consumption or the productivity of any server or network device, so even in the event that there is a blackout, all of the sites hosted on our platform shall still be available without interruptions and will work at top speed.