Today, every decent web hosting provider relies on UPS and diesel backup generators in order to keep their servers online in case of an emergency.
What are UPS and Diesel Backup Generators
Power loss can happen at any time, and since we all depend on power supply from electric companies and thus don’t have direct control over it, we cannot predict if and when there will be a power outage. So, the only thing a hosting company can do is prepare – by having large UPS’s and diesel backup generators at its disposal.
As you know, a server is a powerful and power hungry machine and when you place several of these machines in a rack, you can no longer use a normal UPS machine to ensure online availability. And when you have several racks of servers, then you really have to be careful in your choice.
And to ensure that the web servers will be online even when the power stored in the UPS dries down and the normal electricity flow is still not available, you must have your own power source – a diesel backup generator. Having a generator today is a must-have, not only for web hosting companies, but for hospitals, schools and even large buildings.
UPS and Diesel Backup Generators with NTC Hosting
We, at NTC Hosting, know how important it is to have server stability and to stay online no matter what. This is why we have a different UPS generator for each of our server racks, capable of keeping the rack online for a sufficient time while our massive 500 KW generator takes care of the power problem. During all this time, the server speed, stability and online presence are not affected anyhow.
This is why we safely stand behind our promise for a 99.9 % server uptime guarantee.