UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator
What's a UPS unit? What precisely a diesel backup generator? Why exactly are they found in every data center?
UPS is an abbreviation for Uninterruptible Power Supply or Uninterruptible Power Source. It's a battery used to power a PC or a server to avoid the loss of data in case the main power supply fails for reasons unknown or becomes unsafe. A diesel generator basically self-explanatory. UPSs and generators are widely-used as a backup in data centers to back up the main power source and to guarantee the consistent operation of all of the servers located there. Since the UPS runs constantly, it offers the necessary power for the web servers to remain up and running until the generator starts and takes over. Using this type of a backup is critical for any data center or web hosting provider that wants to keep their hardware and data intact in case of a power surge or outage, due to the fact that it provides them with lots of time to react until the problem is resolved and the main power supply is restored.
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator in Cloud Hosting
If you host your websites inside a cloud hosting account with us, you will be able to forget about troubles caused by power outages, simply because, different from various other providers, we do not keep multiple web servers attached to just one UPS. Rather, every single server that is part of our avant-garde cloud platform features its own UPS unit which will keep it operational for hours. Additionally, our data centers in the USA, in the UK and in Australia have numerous generators that boot up for minutes and which will power all the web servers for an extensive period of time. In this way, the performance of your websites or their loading speed won't be affected, so you'll be able to enjoy an uninterrupted high-quality service all of the time.