UPS is an abbreviation for Uninterruptible Power Supply or Uninterruptible Power Source. That's a battery that is used to power a personal computer or a server to avoid the loss of data in case the main source of energy fails for reasons unknown or becomes unstable. A diesel generator pretty much self-explanatory. UPSs and generators are used as a backup in data centers to back up the main power source and to guarantee the consistent operation of all of the web servers located there. Due to the fact that the UPS works at all times, it provides the desired power for the servers to remain up and running until the generator starts and takes over. Using this kind of a backup is a must for any data center or web hosting provider that wants to keep their hardware and information intact in case of a power surge or outage, because it offers them ample time to react until the issue is resolved and the primary power supply is restored.
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator in Cloud Hosting
The 99.9% network and server uptime guarantee that we offer is, somewhat, a result of the power backup setup which we have in every of the 3 data centers in which we provide cloud hosting
plans - in Chicago (USA), in Coventry (UK), and in Sydney (Australia). If you purchase a new account to build or move your Internet sites, it shall be created on an innovative cloud platform that consists of numerous clusters dealing with your content. Every hosting server in the selected cluster has its own effective enterprise-class UPS to keep it up and running no matter what, until a number of electrical power generators boot up and provide the necessary power for the whole data center to stay operating for a lot of hours. You will not notice anything even when there's a disruption, as our backup units could power each of the devices and we won't have to limit the quantity of working hosting servers or the network equipment that handles the traffic to your sites.
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated server
accounts we provide are created in 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 guarantee a 99.9% uptime for both the machines which are part of our sophisticated hosting platform and the network which deals with all the traffic to and from them. An individual UPS system is attached to every hosting server to keep it online until a number of generators kick in. The latter are effective enough to supply electric power for the entire center for a long time with no need to reduce the power consumption or the efficiency of any hosting server or network device, so even in the event that there is an interruption, all the websites hosted on our platform will still be accessible without any disturbances and will function at top speed.