The UPS and the diesel generator are two instruments for keeping a server functional in case there are issues with the main power source - an outage or unstable current that cannot keep the web server functional, for example. UPS is an abbreviation for Uninterruptible Power Supply, although it can often be called Uninterruptible Power Source too. The UPS is, basically, an effective battery that is connected to the machine and to the electric power network at all times, so in case of any blackout, it's already operating, which enables the hosting server to continue running without losing any data. The diesel generator is an engine that will power up a whole data center. It does take some time to begin working and it is the UPS which provides that time. Those 2 power solutions are a requirement for any facility or hosting company that wants to avoid data loss and hardware damage caused by an unexpected electrical power issue.
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The semi-dedicated server accounts we offer are created in a state-of-the-art data center in the town center of Chicago and its power backup system is amongst the reasons why we are able to afford to guarantee a 99.9% uptime for both the hosting servers that are part of our sophisticated website hosting platform and the network which addresses all the traffic to and from them. An individual UPS system is connected to every server to keep it online until numerous generators kick in. The latter are potent enough to supply electric power for the entire facility for a long time without the need to reduce the power consumption or the overall performance of any hosting server or network device, so even in the event that there is an outage, all the sites hosted on our platform will still be available without any interruptions and will work at top speed.