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  Post #16 (permalink)   12-08-2012, 03:24 PM
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Colocation is more efficient for powerfull servers. If you collocate weak hardware, the savings gap won't impress you.

  Post #17 (permalink)   12-08-2012, 07:19 PM
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Just so you know, its colocation not collocation.
For the benefits: of course you get to host the server to the country you choose to colocate your server, you get better security, faster connections, and hardware conditioning
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  Post #18 (permalink)   12-16-2012, 09:35 AM
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In most cases the bandwidth is more expensive on colocation compared to dedicated servers, if you have hardware issues you have to take care of them yourself or pay remote hands instead.
Depending on the hardware you wish to locate you have to consider if it's worth the costs.
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  Post #19 (permalink)   04-05-2013, 01:45 PM
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Colocation if you have the budget and have the drive to sell your product is the better way to go in hosting. Most start with buying used hardware which is low amperage and watts so that you get the most out of your money. Filling a rack with server less then 1AMP provides you with a cheaper alternative to lets say reselling; which, although good, provides you with smaller profits. Reselling is excellent if your just starting or learning, or if you just don't wish to manage all the ins and outs.

Colocating with the right company is where the work comes in, along with managing amps and space. You set your own prices and that's where the true bargain comes in. If you provide excellent service second to none with all the bells and whistles of larger hosts, then customers will come and they will pay the price for happiness. You can also provide servers cheaper if you think you can wait on the longer ROI.

All and all, Colocation is just another form of hosting, but you own the product and put it in a place where you know its going to be treated well.

  Post #20 (permalink)   05-04-2013, 11:13 AM
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You own the server, the start up cost of the hardware will be high for good piece of hardware but in the long run the monthly cost will be much lower then if you rented the server from the DC but it's key you have some backup memory sticks etc sent as well if something fails and is a critical machine especially if you don't live close to the DC
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  Post #21 (permalink)   05-04-2013, 11:20 AM
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If i were ever to colo then I would have to be within 1hrs of the DC, but at the moment the nearest DC to me is 300 miles away, so well outside the 1hr as if over 1hr to get to DC then colo really does not work
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  Post #22 (permalink)   05-31-2013, 11:58 PM
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In the long run you save money on it and you own the hardware, on the short run it is expensive to setup at first and ship but it will last you and dont have to pay more than the server itself monthly.

  Post #23 (permalink)   04-02-2014, 12:22 PM
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You get more money. You get to use your own hardware. Costs less in the long run.
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  Post #24 (permalink)   04-07-2014, 06:51 AM
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I don't think it always makes sense to go colo?

If you have rock-solid hardware and you want to keep sweating it for a long time, this might make sense.

If you are agile and changing with changes in hardware you might want to rent?

Also do you want to keep adding servers, with all of the licensing costs, or upgrading rented servers to bigger rented servers?
I realise nobody wants one massive server, but do you want 50 small servers or 10 chunky servers to manage? etc.

Does your provider offer the DDoS Protection and network management to your colo boxes as it does to their managed boxes?
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  Post #25 (permalink)   04-29-2014, 04:00 PM
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It costs less, while providing a secure environment to host your servers in. You don't have to worry about rising costs of power from in-house infrastructures because that is handled by the data center and saving passed on to you.

You get better connectivity, better security and a better overall experience than if you were to host it in your own facility or area (or closet).

  Post #26 (permalink)   04-30-2014, 06:36 AM
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Much better bang for your buck, unless you don't have much experience. Remote hands can get costly very quickly.
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  Post #27 (permalink)   05-01-2014, 02:31 PM
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Disadvantages i'd say are remote hands fees, sometimes they really **** you in the ass.


  Post #28 (permalink)   09-19-2014, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by HostUS-Alex View Post
Disadvantages i'd say are remote hands fees, sometimes they really **** you in the ass.

As a data center engineer I would say if hardware and cabling is neat and organised, and all equipment are labelled, you can always wisely use your free daily allowance (as we offer) to get the job done. Also charges are confirmed with client (as we do) before they exceed their daily free limit.
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