what is the Advantages & Disadvantages of Colocation?
please let me know that what is the Advantages & Disadvantages of Colocation
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Colocation is a type of web hosting, where you can store you server at a Data Center. The server is owned by the customer but they then hire rack space where they store the server.
Your server can be stored in a secure location
You can have full control over your server
You can can easily upgrade when necessary
You can have a high amount of flexibility
Expensive when compared to basic hosting
The cost may change every month, depending on the bandwidth you have used.
Need some expertise as you are responsible for the maintenance of your server
Need to purchase your own equipment
You need to purchase any updates yourself
Advantages of Colocation
• Cheaper than hosting your own server
• Your server is stored in a secure location
• Can be customised to suite your needs
• You have full control over your server
• You can easily upgrade when necessary
• You have a high amount of flexibility
• Stored in areas specifically designed for the purpose. So conditions such as temperature are perfect.
• There is high amount of bandwidth available. So if you need to use more it will be readily available.
• Servers are fast and powerful
• If your business moves the server can still remain where it is
Disadvantages of Colocation
• Expensive compared with basic hosting
• The cost may change month on month, depending on the bandwidth you have used. This makes budgeting more difficult.
• Initial financial layout will be high
• Need some expertise as you are responsible for the maintenance of your server
• Need to purchase your own equipment
• You need to purchase any updates yourself
• You are responsible. So you must solve any problems that occur.
• If you need to work on the server, you will have to travel to the Colocation centre.
• There may be some restrictions as
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