UPSs and diesel generators are two backup systems that are kept by hosting providers inside their data centers in case there are interruptions in the primary power source or the current is unstable and unable to sustain the correct running of the servers located in the facility. UPS refers to Uninterruptible Power Supply or Uninterruptible Power Source and it's an efficient battery which works non-stop. It's connected to both the power network and the servers at all times, so when the power stops, the UPS is already up and running, which helps prevent the web servers from going down even for a second. The diesel generator is literally an engine that can supply the needed electric power to keep the servers working for a longer period of time. In the event of an outage, the UPS provides the needed time for the diesel generator to start and then to take over until the main source is restored.
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator in Shared Website Hosting
We offer Linux shared website hosting in 3 of the largest data centers globally. They're situated in the United States, in the United kingdom and in Australia. As data safety and web server uptime are our priorities, all 3 facilities have numerous backup systems against power outages. Several diesel generators can keep the hosting servers functional for hours or even for a couple of days and each machine that is part of our cutting-edge cloud platform has its own enterprise-class UPS to keep it functional until the generators kick in. This setup is among the reasons why we're able to guarantee a 99.9% web server and network uptime, so if you host your web sites within a shared account with our company, you will benefit from a fast and flawless service without worrying about any interruptions due to electric power outages.