UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator
What is a UPS unit? What is a diesel backup generator? Why are they present in every single data center?
UPSs and diesel generators are two backup systems that are kept by web hosting companies inside their data centers in the event there are interruptions in the main power supply or the current is unsound and unable to support the appropriate running of the web servers situated in the facility. UPS stands for Uninterruptible Power Supply or Uninterruptible Power Source and it is an effective battery which works non-stop. It is connected to both the electric power network and the servers consistently, so in case the power stops, the UPS is already up and running, which helps prevent the servers from going down even for a second. The diesel generator is literally an engine that can provide the necessary electric power to keep the web servers operational for a longer period of time. In case of an outage, the UPS provides the necessary time for the diesel generator to start and then to take over until the main power supply is restored.
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator in Shared Hosting
The 99.9% network and web server uptime warranty which we provide you with is, in part, a result of the power backup setup that we have in each of the 3 data centers where we provide shared hosting plans - in Chicago (USA), in London (UK), and in Sydney (Australia). If you get a new account to build or move your websites, it'll be created on an innovative cloud platform that consists of a number of clusters handling your content. Each hosting server in the particular cluster offers its own effective 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 entire center to remain functional for a lot of hours. You will not notice anything even when there is an outage, because our backup units can power all of the devices and we shall not have to reduce the amount of working web servers or the network equipment that manages the traffic to your sites.