If you have been shopping for web hosting plans, then you have probably seen the term “datacenter” used liberally in the “about us” section of many web hosting provider’s sites. A datacenter is a large facility that is specifically designed to store web servers.
The environment of a datacenter is precisely controlled to ensure the safety and longevity of the web servers. Datacenters have industrial internet connections that are amongst the fastest on earth. Hundreds of web servers that host thousands of sites are often stored in a single datacenter. The floors of a datacenter or usually air-cooled, with air flowing underneath the servers at all times. There air filtration systems in place to prevent dust buildup, state of the art fire extinguishing facilities, and 24 hour security in place at all times.