UPSs and diesel generators are 2 backup systems that are kept by hosting service providers inside their data centers in case there are interruptions in the primary power source or the current is shaky and unable to sustain the proper operation of the web servers situated inside the facility. UPS stands for Uninterruptible Power Supply or Uninterruptible Power Source and it is a highly effective battery that works non-stop. It's connected to both the electric power network and the web servers at all times, so if the power stops, the UPS is already operational, which helps prevent the machines from going down even for a second. The diesel generator is literally an engine that can deliver the necessary energy to keep the machines functioning for a longer period of time. In the event of an outage, the UPS gives the necessary time for the diesel generator to start and then to take over until the primary source is restored.
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator in Shared Hosting
If you host your websites within a shared hosting
account with us, you'll be able to forget about issues caused by electrical power outages, due to the fact that, different from many other providers, we don't keep numerous web servers attached to only one UPS. Rather, every machine that's part of our avant-garde cloud platform has its own UPS device that will keep it operational for hours. In addition, our data centers in the United States, in the UK and in Australia have numerous generators which boot up for minutes and that will be able to power all the web servers for an extensive time period. In this way, the overall performance of your websites or their loading speed will not be affected, so you can enjoy an uninterrupted high-quality hosting service constantly.
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated server
accounts which we provide you with are created within a state-of-the-art data center in downtown Chicago and its electrical power backup system is amongst the reasons why we are able to afford to guarantee a 99.9% uptime for both the servers which are part of our sophisticated website hosting platform and the network that handles all the traffic to and from them. An individual UPS system is attached to every web server to keep it online until numerous generators kick in. The latter are efficient enough to provide electricity for the whole facility for a long time with no need to limit the power consumption or the overall performance of any server or network device, so even if there is an outage, all of the Internet sites hosted on our platform will still be accessible without disturbances and will perform at top speed.