Dedicated Server Hosting Vs Colocation Hosting Services
Often in the web hosting industry you will find here the terms Dedicated Servers which are considered the best option when it comes to web hosting services. There are several reasons for this, however for now we will focus on the various types of dedicated web hosting services.
In the web hosting industry, you will find that you as a customer will have two options when it comes to dedicated servers. The first is a dedicated server and the other is colocation hosting services. Let me explain the difference between the two.
Dedicated is usually chosen by clients who have a good amount of data and have high traffic on the websites. If the server is rented from a professional hosting provider, it is generally known as dedicated server hosting. In dedicated server hosting, the hosting provider provides the server to the customer and the customer pays for it according to the preferred billing cycle and server charges that depend on the hosting provider they choose.
The cost of Dedicated hosting also depends on the server configuration you choose and the hosting platform you select for the Dedicated Web Hosting service. The hosting platform basically refers to the operating system you select for the server. Mostly Linux and Windows are two different operating systems that are preferred for a server. If you choose Dedicated web hosting with one provider, you don’t have to worry about Security, maintenance, configuration and other aspects of Dedicated Server hosting.
Along with these services, you will also get root access to your server, allowing you to install the applications you need and the changes you need to make on your dedicated servers. You will also be able to choose a control panel with the server which really allows you to complete a lot of administrative tasks. Basically, it allows you to manage your server very well and therefore it is recommended that you consider a control panel with the server.
Now is the time for colocation hosting services. Basically, colocation services include the client’s hardware and the hardware is placed in a data center provided by the colocation service provider. Therefore, the customer must have their own hardware to choose these services. In this service, the client really needs to ensure that the server is maintained and protected in the data center space provided by the colocation hosting service provider. Some of the data centers have security measures in place, however these measures are only for the security of the server hardware and software and therefore the software components must be purchased and secured by the customer themselves.
In short, if you consider a Colocation hosting service, you will only be provided with space and redundancy from the hosting provider and you cannot expect the Colocation hosting service provider to upgrade the hardware or any of the server components. Due to these reasons, Colocation service is really very expensive as compared to dedicated hosting and therefore only some of the webmasters in the hosting industry prefer Colocation server as compared to dedicated server hosting, which it is widely preferred in the web hosting industry.