Colocation or dedicated server – what’s best for your business?


Colocation vs dedicated server – to help you decide, we’ve compiled some information about the pros and cons. Picking a hosting service can be tricky – but this article is here to make your decision easier!

What is a Colocation Server?

By opting for a colocation server, you’ll allow yourself to build and customise your server. Whether it’s custom-made for your company or you use an off the shelf model, this is entirely up to you. If you have highly competent IT staff within your business, you should be able to design and build the server in-house. With Clouvider, you’ll have access to a world-class data centre in London for your colocation server. Your business will be able to operate seamlessly, with access 24/7. We will look after your server so that you do not suffer any unnecessary downtime. You can expect to have access to your server 24 hours per day every day. So if you have particular needs for your server and have the know-how in-house that allows you to build one, then colocation could be the best choice for your business.

What is a Dedicated Server?

A dedicated server is a server that you lease from a hosting provider such as ourselves. With a dedicated server, you won’t build it yourself, so if you’re a smaller company with less in-house IT expertise, then a dedicated server can help ensure you have no downtime and rapid web speeds. The dedicated server is a one-stop shop for all your business needs, with preinstalled equipment and ample support at hand. It’s also worth bearing in mind that a dedicated server means that you don’t share hardware with any other company. So if you’re currently using shared hosting, it might be worth considering the advantages that come with having a dedicated server.

What should you consider when deciding?

Colocation servers are entirely yours. They are your property and will be made specifically to your specifications because you have designed and built the server in-house. Meanwhile, dedicated servers are leased from a hosting company but can still be tailored to suit your company’s needs. It may come down to the size and scope of your business, so consider whether or not you want to build the server yourself; if not, then a dedicated server is still an excellent option.

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