UPSs and diesel generators are 2 backup systems that are kept by hosting providers within their data centers in case there are interruptions in the primary power source or the current is unsound and unable to sustain the proper functioning of the servers located inside the facility. UPS is short for Uninterruptible Power Supply or Uninterruptible Power Source and it is a powerful battery which works non-stop. It's connected to both the power network and the servers at all times, 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 certainly an engine that can supply the necessary electrical power to keep the web servers working for a longer period of time. In case of an outage, the UPS gives 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 Hosting
The 99.9% network and hosting server uptime warranty that we provide you with is, to some extent, a result of the power backup setup we have in each of the three data centers in which we provide cloud hosting
packages - in Chicago (USA), in London (UK), and in Sydney (Australia). If you purchase a new account to build or move your sites, it will be set up on a modern cloud platform which consists of many clusters taking care of your content. Every single machine in the specific cluster features its own potent enterprise-class UPS to keep it functioning no matter what, until several electric power generators boot up and supply the necessary power for the whole center to stay operational for several hours. You will not notice anything even when there is an outage, since our backup units could power all of the devices and we won't have to restrict the amount of working hosting servers or the network equipment which deals with the traffic to your websites.
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated server
accounts that we offer are created in a state-of-the-art data center in downtown 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 hosting platform and the network that handles all the traffic to and from them. An individual UPS device is attached to every server to keep it online until numerous generators kick in. The latter are powerful enough to offer electrical power for the whole center for several hours without the need to minimize the power consumption or the efficiency of any web server or network device, so even when there is a disruption, all of the websites hosted on our platform will still be accessible without any disruptions and will work at top speed.