UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator - what exactly is their role and why are they available in data centers all over the world?
UPSs and diesel generators are two backup systems which are kept by hosting companies within their data centers in the event that there are interruptions in the primary power source or the current is unstable and unable to maintain the correct running of the servers located in the facility. UPS stands for Uninterruptible Power Supply or Uninterruptible Power Source and it is a powerful battery which works non-stop. It's connected to both the electric power network and the servers at all times, so if the power stops, the UPS is already operational, which prevents the machines from going down even for a second. The diesel generator is an engine that can supply the needed energy to keep the web servers working for a longer period of time. In the case of an outage, the UPS provides the necessary 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 Web Hosting
We offer Linux web hosting packages in three of the major data centers around the world. They're situated in the USA, in the UK and in Australia. Considering that data integrity and server uptime are our priorities, the 3 facilities have a number of backup systems against power outages. Several diesel generators can keep the hosting servers working for hours or even for a few days and each machine that's part of our cutting-edge cloud platform provides its own enterprise-class UPS to keep it working until the generators kick in. This setup is among the reasons why we can guarantee a 99.9% hosting server and network uptime, so if you host your web sites in a shared account with us, you shall enjoy a fast and remarkable service without worrying about any disruptions due to power outages.