Friday, March 16, 2012

Aspects That Make Up A Top Quality Colocation Server

By Lara Church


Those in search of a flexible and high tech internet experience may benefit from a colocation server. This is a host which takes care of one's internet connection and certain technical elements including power supply, leaving additional responsibilities like upkeep, software and hardware configuration up to the customer. While it costs more than rental from a host, it supplies certain superior elements. There are an enormous quantity of service providers available so it's helpful to know what to consider during selection.

Most host options can only provide a maximum uptime of 99%. However, this option usually promises 100% uptime. Speeds offered are incredible and bandwidth is unresponsive to large quantities of traffic. A colocation host are also unaffected by poor weather conditions.

These increased benefits do lead to a higher price, so cost comparisons will be an important part of selection. The very first thing clients must ask is whether a universal Tier 1 International connection is used which attaches to a minimum of 300 networks. This is of the highest priority.

Many offer unique services others do not. For example, some provide increased gigabytes, a large number of data centers and a speedy uplink. It's important to know which of these offerings is relevant and necessary and which are simply attempts to explain away a higher price. The second most important aspect to seek is a high tech facility. These will supply internet at extremely high speeds.

Support technicians who are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week have become the norm in this industry, even from those renting lines. For this reason it should be expected. Any hosts without this feature don't weigh up to cheaper options.

Hosts that have been around for longer periods of time are usually superior. They will have kept up to date with the technology race or they would have folded by now. They will have more experience and therefore be more capable.

Multiple server redundancy is a feature not to negotiate on because without it, speeds may slow down at times. Since this service is known for its superior speeds, and clients are paying for this aspect, hosts without it are inadequate. There is one event in which one may choose to compromise and that's if one is considering a highly established company with an enormous amount of clients. In this case, while speeds may be slower due to compact lines, one is benefiting by gaining a stable organisation with a good history behind it.

Often businesses don't consider how safe their data is. Since many hosts don't, either, it's important to find out. The question to ask is what the service provider's visiting policy is because this is usually the weak part of data protection.

Small details companies will appreciate are free domain names, ease of use, and access to many IP addresses. Also ensure that if one server operation goes down, others won't be effected. Once those aspects are taken into account, selecting a colocation server should provide a business with superior, high tech service.




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Jeff Jarder said...

Having more control over your servers may be beneficial, even if it means more work for you. Colocation hosting will allow you to have complete what hardware is used because you purchase and maintain it. This is great if you already own the hardware or if you want to buy a very specific one to match your needs. The uninterruptable power source and other environmental elements are maintained on location by the company you colocate with. This allows for a very uniquely managed server which just may be right for you.
-Jeff

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