UPS is an abbreviation for Uninterruptible Power Supply or Uninterruptible Power Source. That's a battery which is used to power your personal computer or a server to avoid the loss of info when the main power source fails for some reason or becomes unsafe. A diesel generator pretty much self-explanatory. UPSs and generators are used as a backup in data centers to back up the power supply and to guarantee the continuous running of all of the machines located there. Since the UPS runs all the time, it offers the necessary power for the web servers to remain operational until the generator starts and takes over. Using this sort of a backup is vital for any data center or provider that wants to keep their hardware and data intact in the case of a power surge or outage, since it offers them plenty of time to react until the problem is resolved and the main power supply is restored.
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator in Shared Hosting
The 99.9% network and hosting server uptime guarantee which we provide you with is, to some extent, a result of the electrical power backup setup we have in every of the 3 data centers where we provide shared hosting packages - in Chicago (USA), in Coventry (UK), and in Sydney (Australia). If you purchase a new account to develop or move your Internet sites, it will be set up on an innovative cloud platform which consists of several clusters taking care of your content. Every single web server inside the specific cluster has its own effective enterprise-class UPS to keep it up and running no matter what, until a number of power generators boot up and supply the necessary power for the whole center to be operating for a lot of hours. You'll not notice anything even when there's an outage, since our backup units will power each of the devices and we will not have to limit the total number of working hosting servers or the network equipment which manages the traffic to your Internet sites.
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated server accounts that we offer you are created inside a state-of-the-art data center in the downtown area of Chicago and its power backup system is among 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 deals with all of the traffic to and from them. An individual UPS unit is attached to every server to keep it online until several generators kick in. The latter are powerful enough to provide electricity for the whole facility for a long time without having to minimize the power consumption or the functionality of any hosting server or network device, so even if there is an interruption, all of the sites hosted on our platform will still be accessible without any disturbances and will work at top speed.