Colocation for web hosting servers is a very popular
service. Web hosting server need reliable uptime
for the web sites that are hosted on them. Some
web hosting companies host between 1 and 1,000 web sites
on a single web server. Each web site can be the
main representation for a company and thus reliability
of the Internet service and thus the web hosting
colocation uptime will reflect on the companies whose
sites they host.
Colocation Reliable Servers
The hardware supplier selected for web hosting
colocation is an important consideration. Some
data centers have a variety of options and the server
hardware provider such as Dell or InterPro Micro will
warranty the hardware right in the colocation facility,
and if necessary perform warranty work right in the data
center. Be sure to get web hosting colocation at a
facility where the servers have backup options to
provide a guarantee of reliability.
Colocation (OS) Operating System Reloads
When collocating web hosting servers in a data
center, be sure to make sure that the data center offers
services to reload the OS of your web servers should
they need it. This will make it easier to grow and
reuse hardware should one client move on and a new one
come in who wants the same web hosting server hardware.
Colocation Dedicated Servers
Another option sometimes selected for web hosting in
a colocation data center is web dedicated servers.
There are a few benefits to be gained and a few features
lost when selecting this service. Many companies
do not allow a hosted dedicated server customer to have
root access and thus they cannot install some types of
software. This limits the problems that can occur
for the colocation hosting provider, but it also limits
the use of the hosted dedicated server. Be sure to
choose a service that best meets your needs.