UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator
What is a UPS unit? What precisely a diesel backup generator? Why exactly are they present in every single data center?
UPS is an abbreviation for Uninterruptible Power Supply or Uninterruptible Power Source. It's a battery used to power your personal computer or a web server to prevent the loss of data if the main power supply fails for whatever reason or becomes unstable. A diesel generator is more or less self-explanatory. UPSs and generators are widely-used as a backup in data centers to back up the power supply and to ensure the uninterrupted functioning of all the servers located there. As the UPS works constantly, it provides the required power for the servers to remain working until the generator starts and takes over. Using this kind of a backup is critical for any data center or service provider that wants to keep their hardware and data intact in the case of a power surge or outage, due to the fact that it provides them with ample time to react until the issue is resolved and the primary power supply is restored.
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator in Shared Hosting
We offer Linux shared hosting in three of the largest sized data centers around the world. They're situated in the USA, in the UK and in Australia. Considering that data integrity and web server uptime are our priorities, the 3 facilities have numerous backup systems against electric power outages. A few diesel generators can keep the servers working for hours or even for a few days and every machine that is part of our cutting-edge cloud platform provides its own enterprise-class UPS to keep it operational until the generators start working. This setup is one of the reasons why you can easily guarantee a 99.9% hosting server and network uptime, so if you host your web sites inside a shared account with us, you will take full advantage of a fast and flawless service without worrying about any interruptions due to electric power outages.