UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator
Learn a lot more about UPSs & diesel backup generators and learn why every hosting data center has them.
The UPS and the diesel generator are 2 devices for keeping a web server functional in case there are problems with the primary power source - an outage or unstable current that cannot keep the machine working correctly, for instance. UPS is an abbreviation for Uninterruptible Power Supply, although it is oftentimes called Uninterruptible Power Source as well. The UPS is, essentially, a powerful battery that is connected to the machine and to the electricity network constantly, so in case there is any disruption, it's already functioning, that permits the server to carry on running without losing any info. The diesel generator is an engine that will power up the whole data center. It does take some time to begin working and it's the UPS that provides that time. These 2 power solutions are a requirement for any facility or service provider that wants to prevent info loss and hardware damage as a consequence of an unexpected electric power issue.
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator in Cloud Website Hosting
If you host your sites within a cloud website hosting
account with us, you can forget about complications caused by electrical power failures, since, different from many other providers, we do not keep many different hosting servers attached to a single UPS. Rather, each individual web server that is part of our avant-garde cloud platform features its own UPS device which can keep it working for many hours. In addition, our data centers in the U.S., in the UK and in Australia have many different generators which boot up for minutes and that will be able to power all of the hosting servers for an extensive time period. This way, the functionality of your sites or their loading speed shall not be affected, so you'll be able to enjoy an uninterrupted high-quality web hosting service all of the time.
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The semi-dedicated server
accounts we provide you with are created in a state-of-the-art data center in the town center of Chicago and its power backup system is one of the reasons why we are able to guarantee a 99.9% uptime for both the web servers which are part of our highly developed hosting platform and the network that manages all of the traffic to and from them. An individual UPS unit is connected to each web server to keep it online until numerous generators kick in. The latter are effective enough to deliver electricity for the whole facility for many hours without having to reduce the power consumption or the productivity of any server or network device, so even when there is a disruption, all of the sites hosted on our platform shall still be available without any interruptions and will work at top speed.