Last week a friend of mine told me to try this server colocation hosting thing, the fact is, this is the first time I've heard server colocation.
I am familiar with reseller hosting, dedicated server and shared hosting but honestly this is the first time I've heard colocation hosting. I've googled this but the terms are kinda technical (lol)
thanks to those who'll reply! :)
Colocation (in the server hosting domain) refers to the hosting of your own hardware within somebody elses network.
Instead of renting a dedicated server from a hosting provider, you ship your hardware to them and they plug it into thier network.
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ow, i see!
you said "Instead of renting a dedicated server from a hosting provider, you ship your hardware to them and they plug it into thier network." is it safe? i mean, data are not lost in this process?
@sketchmedia, thanks for these info, actually I decided to browse more to learn more about server colocation hosting. turns out to see this: http://www.webhostingsearch.com/colocation.php and I think I understand more about it, and that colocation hosting is good! :)
If you go with colocation remember that you are responsible for any hardware failures. Ideally you would choose a colocation provider that you can drive to so if hardware does fail you can replace it fairly quickly. You won't have to wait for the server to be shipped to you and then you ship it back.