UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator - what precisely is their function and why are they available in data centers worldwide?
UPS is an abbreviation for Uninterruptible Power Supply or Uninterruptible Power Source. This is a battery that is used to power a computer or a web server to prevent the loss of data when the main power source fails for reasons unknown or becomes risky. A diesel generator is more or less self-explanatory. UPSs and generators are used as a backup in data centers to back up the power supply and to guarantee the constant operation of all of the machines located there. Since the UPS runs at all times, it provides the required power for the web servers to remain operational until the generator starts and takes over. Using this type of a backup is vital for any data center or provider that wants to keep their hardware and data intact in case of a power surge or outage, due to the fact that it gives them ample time to react until the problem is resolved and the primary power supply is restored.
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator in Shared Web Hosting
The 99.9% network and server uptime guarantee that we offer you is, in part, a result of the power backup setup which we have in every of the three data centers where we offer shared web hosting plans - in Chicago (USA), in London (UK), and in Sydney (Australia). If you acquire a new account to create or move your websites, it'll be created on an innovative cloud platform that consists of a number of clusters handling your content. Each and every hosting server inside the given cluster offers its own potent enterprise-class UPS to keep it up and running no matter what, until a lot of electric power generators boot up and provide the necessary power for the whole center to remain operating for many hours. You will not notice anything even if there is an outage, since our backup units could power all the devices and we will not need to restrict the amount of working web servers or the network equipment which manages the traffic to your websites.