The Aspects of Colocation Hosting

Wednesday 21 October 2009


Internet business – or e-commerce – is a large and busy industry. When you are running a website, its performance and success relies a great deal on the capabilities of its server. One option is to host your own server which means you need to install, configure and maintain it yourself. Another option is to hand it over to those who make it their business to offer services for hosing your web.

What is colocation hosting?

Colocation hosting is a data centre which provides bandwidth, storage space and managed hosting services, plus 100% power at all times. It can also be referred to as the installation and running of data or applications in one single process.

For instance, web hosting is a good example. Within this platform the host server offers a portal to gain entry to content plus the other portals that exist on the web.

Colocation centres need the utmost attention and must be monitored each minute of the day. Systems must be kept in an area that is air conditioned and filtered, and it should be constructed in a way that circumvents power failures. The housing should be built to the highest standards of security in order to withstand natural disasters or accidents. It must also be guarded against unlawful entry both physically and virtually.

Benefits of colocation:

• They are very cost effective when compared to the higher bandwidth provides

• They are highly dependable and provide more than just a back up generator in the event of
power failure

• They are consistent and never shut down even when your site is inactive

• They are safe. Your dedicated server is pristinely maintained and secured.

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