UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator - what precisely is their role and why are they available in data centers worldwide?
UPSs and diesel generators are two backup systems which are kept by web hosting companies inside their data centers in the event that there are interruptions in the primary power source or the current is shaky and unable to sustain the appropriate operation of the servers situated inside the facility. UPS is short for Uninterruptible Power Supply or Uninterruptible Power Source and it's a powerful battery which works non-stop. It is connected to both the electric power network and the servers at all times, so when the power stops, the UPS is already operational, which helps prevent the servers from going down even for a second. The diesel generator is an engine that can provide the necessary power to keep the servers functioning for a longer period of time. In the case of an outage, the UPS provides the required time for the diesel generator to start and then to take over until the primary power supply is restored.
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator in Hosting
If you purchase a hosting
package from us, you won't ever need to worry about potential electric power outages causing the loss of valuable data, even if you host very important sites on our servers. All of the machines which are part of our impressive cluster platform use highly effective UPSs that can keep them working for a long length of time - more than enough for a lot of diesel generators to begin functioning and take over. The latter are effective enough to keep all of the 3 facilities entirely functional for many hours and without any restrictions, so your Internet sites will continue to function perfectly and without any delays or limitations. The electric power backup is amongst the components behind our 99.9% service uptime guarantee.
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 the town center of Chicago and its electric power backup system is one of the reasons why we can afford to guarantee a 99.9% uptime for both the servers which are part of our highly developed web hosting platform and the network which manages all the traffic to and from them. An individual UPS unit is connected to every single machine to keep it online until a number of generators kick in. The latter are effective enough to offer electrical power for the whole facility for several hours without the need to minimize the power consumption or the functionality of any server or network device, so even in the event that there is an outage, all the sites hosted on our platform shall still be accessible without any interruptions and will work at top speed.