UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator - what is their function and why are they available in data centers around the world?
UPSs and diesel generators are two backup systems that are kept by website hosting service providers within their data centers in the event there are interruptions in the main power supply or the current is unstable and unable to support the proper operation of the servers situated inside the facility. UPS stands for Uninterruptible Power Supply or Uninterruptible Power Source and it's a highly effective battery which works non-stop. It is connected to both the electrical power network and the web servers at all times, so if the power stops, the UPS is already operational, which prevents the web servers from going down even for a second. The diesel generator is certainly an engine which can provide you with the necessary power to keep the web servers working for a longer period of time. In case there is an outage, the UPS provides the necessary time for the diesel generator to start and then to take over until the primary power source is restored.
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator in Cloud Hosting
We offer Linux cloud packages in 3 of the major data centers globally. They're based in the USA, in the UK and in Australia. Considering that data integrity and web server uptime are our priorities, all three facilities have a number of backup systems against power outages. A few diesel generators can keep the servers up and running for hours or even for a few days and every machine which is part of our cutting-edge cloud platform provides its own enterprise-class UPS to keep it operational until the generators kick in. This setup is among the reasons why you can easily guarantee a 99.9% web server and network uptime, so if you host your websites inside a shared account with our company, you shall enjoy a fast and extraordinary service without worrying about any interruptions due to electric power outages.