UPSs and diesel generators are 2 backup systems which are kept by web hosting providers within their data centers in the event there are interruptions in the main power source or the current is unstable and unable to maintain the correct functioning of the machines located inside the facility. UPS refers to Uninterruptible Power Supply or Uninterruptible Power Source and it's a powerful battery which works non-stop. It's connected to both the electric power network and the web servers constantly, so when the power stops, the UPS is already working, which prevents the web servers from going down even for a second. The diesel generator is an engine which can supply the required power to keep the web servers functioning for a longer period of time. In case there is an outage, the UPS gives the required time for the diesel generator to start and then to take over until the main source is restored.
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator in Website Hosting
We offer you website hosting in three of the biggest data centers globally. They are based in the U.S., in the UK and in Australia. Since data security and server uptime are our priorities, all 3 facilities have a few backup systems against electrical power outages. A number of diesel generators can keep the web servers working for hours or even for a couple of days and every machine that's part of our cutting-edge cloud platform features its own enterprise-class UPS to keep it working until the generators kick in. This setup is one of the reasons why we're able to promise a 99.9% server and network uptime, so if you host your Internet sites within a shared account with us, you'll enjoy a fast and flawless service without worrying about any disruptions due to power outages.
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you purchase a semi-dedicated server account from us, it will be set up on a cutting-edge hosting platform inside a data center with an excellent infrastructure. The Chicago-based facility uses a different UPS for each hosting server or network switch located there to make sure that the correct operation of any piece of equipment will not be disrupted until efficient generators start providing the required electrical power. The latter will be able to power the whole facility for quite a while without the need to shut down any machines, so each of the sites hosted on our hosting servers will continue to function at max speed and with no effect on their overall performance. These power backup options enable us to ensure that a potential outage will never be a reason for your websites to go offline or to have reduced functionality.