Pros and cons of Colocation Hosting
We are starting colocation hosting so we should first understand what the meaning of collocation is with respect to collocation hosting. Colocation is a kind of data centre where a lot many things that are related to the storage and recovery of information available.
This might include cooling, space and physical security for the servers. Here in this hosting a person can buy his own server and get it at web host facilities.
Colocation hosting permits you to use others rack for your server and also using others bandwidth as your own. It costs a lot more than standard web hosting but when compared with the bandwidth then it is resourceful and more realistic and viable.
The whole process is like first we get the server and its setup and get it to the collocation center and establish it over there in the space provider’s rack. The company then provides your server with IP, Bandwidth and power. Once it starts running we can access it like we access websites on the hosting provider.
The person himself will be responsible for the server. Also this becomes one of the great benefits because one can have full control over his server. So this type of hosting is valuable for the small enterprises which have the characteristics of that of big companies but doesn’t work like them as the financial plan of small companies is as much less as compared to the big enterprises.
There are many advantages and disadvantages of this hosting:
The biggest pro is the bandwidth. The cost of bandwidth that server will get in the place where there are other servers working would be less as contrast to the place at our own workplace.
Colocation center provides superior physical protection. We can decide the software that we discover viable for our server.
Colocation providers are hard to find. The difficulty is that the updating of the server is important and it would be simple to update the server if it lays near our workplace.
Colocation can be much more expensive than usual web hosting system. This is because we your self have to look after your server and provide it with the hardware and software when required.
So we can say at last that collocation hosting is a benefit for the small businesses where the overall capital investment is less.