Collocated and dedicated servers are two the most expensive types of hosting available in the web industry today. Each of them can accommodate needs of different types of online business owners and webmasters. Dedicated hosting provides webmaster with possibility to lease private dedicated server where only web sites of one client are located. In its turn, collocation web hosting gives web server owners the opportunity to store their web server in the secure data center that is monitored 24/7 by the team of professionals.
So, dedicated hosting plan is a service that offers you to lease powerful machine, while collocation hosting allows you to store your own web server in secure destined for this place. It is very important that in both cases, you will receive dedicated IP address that is the main sign of your company’s success.
Dedicated Server Cost
Private server can cost $1,000 – 6,000 all depends on brand, capabilities (including random access memory) and the distributor. If you are going to lease it, this will cost you $100-500 per month. It should be observed that in spite of the fact that Linux operating system is an open source software which can be installed for free, many business owners give preference to Windows as it has more simple control panel. Installation of Windows will cost extra $500 – $1,000.
Collocated Server Cost
Collocation hosting includes the price of your own server that was indicated above and the cost of the rack space. Generally, single rack space costs about $30 per month per space, ½ rack or ½ cabinet (20 net rack spaces) costs about $500 per month, full rack or full cabinet (40 rack net spaces) costs about $750 per month. Some providers offer one-time free setup. Additional setup can cost you about $60. Additional network connection can cost about $10.
Types of Dedicated and Collocated Hosting
As you are the owner of the server, you are its administrator as well. So, you should have basic knowledge about the server’s work. Unfortunately, most part of collocated hosting plans don’t imply sufficient technical support, but you can change this situation by choosing more expensive managed plan and your server will be monitored and maintained by the team of high-skilled IT professionals.
So, if you don’t have enough experience of maintaining your own server, especially remotely, you should choose managed collocated or managed dedicated hosting plan. Managed hosting plan will be ideal solution for those who don’t have time or knowledge to operate the server.