Server colocation places your computer system or multiple computer systems at a colocation facility to take advantage of high-level internet bandwidth. You don’t have to pay for expensive circuits to your location, and you ensure a much higher level of uptime reliability. Server colocation also allows you to affordably choose the level of network performance that meets your needs today and provides for rapid and seamless growth as your Web requirements change.
Managed Hosting vs Server Colocation
Managed Hosting is a server owned and managed by the Colocation Provider. Managed hosting services will normally include server processes, hardware monitoring, data backup, and at times, even operating system level management. Managed Hosting services will also include a host of other services covered by the individual provider support agreement.
Server colocation will include rack space and bandwidth at the data centre, but you are responsible for all other aspects of your servers. Certain Managed Hosting services will many times be offered as ‘add-on’ services for an additional cost.
Why Server Colocation?
Server Colocation ensures that your information is delivered to the Internet quickly and reliably. Network engineers monitor your server’s Internet connection 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. And in the rare case that an issue would arise, you will have an experienced team of network specialists working tirelessly towards the resolution.