UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator
What's a UPS unit? What precisely a diesel backup generator? Why are they present in every data center facility?
UPSs and diesel generators are two backup systems which are kept by website hosting service providers inside their data centers in the event there are interruptions in the primary power supply or the current is shaky and unable to maintain the correct running of the servers situated within the facility. UPS refers to Uninterruptible Power Supply or Uninterruptible Power Source and it is a powerful battery that works non-stop. It is connected to both the electrical power network and the web servers all of the time, so in case the power stops, the UPS is already working, which prevents the servers from going down even for a second. The diesel generator is an engine that can supply the needed power to keep the machines up and running for a longer period of time. In the event of an outage, the UPS provides the required 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 Cloud Website Hosting
The 99.9% network and web server uptime guarantee that we offer is, to some extent, a result of the electric power backup setup that we have in every of the 3 data centers in which we provide cloud website hosting
packages - in Chicago (USA), in London (UK), and in Sydney (Australia). If you acquire a new account to create or move your Internet sites, it shall be set up on a cutting-edge cloud platform which consists of many clusters dealing with your content. Every server within the selected cluster features its own highly effective enterprise-class UPS to keep it up and running no matter what, until several power generators boot up and supply the necessary power for the whole data center to stay operational for a lot of hours. You'll not notice anything even in the event there's an interruption, since our backup units can easily power all of the devices and we shall not need to limit the quantity of working web servers or the network equipment which manages the traffic to your sites.
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The semi-dedicated server
accounts which we provide are created within a state-of-the-art data center in the downtown area of Chicago and its power backup system is one of the reasons why we are able to afford to guarantee a 99.9% uptime for both the hosting servers which are part of our advanced website hosting platform and the network that handles all the traffic to and from them. An individual UPS device is attached to each hosting server to keep it online until a variety of generators kick in. The latter are effective enough to offer electricity 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 when there is an interruption, all of the sites hosted on our platform shall still be available without disruptions and will work at top speed.