What is the difference between Server Colocation and Managed Hosting?

When you register your domain with a registrar most of the time the company you go through will offer to host your website for an added cost. Furthermore, when you go through any hosting company what you are signing up for is a managed hosting service. What this means is that the company you have gone through is managing all of the different things required to get your website up and running and to keep it that way. The hardware, software, upgrades, backups are all part of the services you pay for.

In a shared hosting scenario many customers are all sharing the resources of a single server. A server used for this scenario is designed and set up to operate efficiently in this way, allowing customers and visitors to access it all at the same time.

In another scenario a person or organization might require a virtual private server. Sometimes people refer to this kind of situation as a dedicated hosting account, or a dedicated server. In shared hosting and in dedicated hosting the provider is responsible for starting and maintaining the hardware and software systems that are necessary. Backups, technical issues and maintenance are all taken care of by the host provider. Regardless, in this case the entire server is dedicated to just the one customer.

In situations where a host provides a dedicated server service the customer often has an added level of control over the server. They can run multiple websites from the server if they so choose, and can control ways that the server functions.

Still there are more options such as virtual dedicated and reseller shared hosting which can meet some customers needs half way. Still maintained like the others but varying levels of access, cost and kinds of use.

Finally, we get to colocation.

Colocation is when you purchase and own the server and your own software that will serve as your host. You will completely configure and operate this hardware for yourself. You will install the system in the same data center as the providers and the provider will offer some assistance. The provider is giving you space in their cabinet to place your hardware and they will provide you with power, access, and IP addresses. In this situation the provider will offer varying levels of support.

If this was helpful check out more information on ASPnix Colocation Services, ASPnix Reseller Hosting, or ASPnix Virtual Server.

Server Colocation

Collocation Server Hosting

ASPnix offers colocation services which provide space for your server in our data center, along with high speed connection to the internet, a climate controlled environment, high redundancy and a high level of security. Servers are maintained in secure cabinets fastened with locking mechanisms, and stored within doors only accessed by photo ID electronic cards and PIN codes.

You don’t have to worry about maintaining and storing your own server with server colocation. Out of sight, out of mind. Especially since we go the extra step in protecting your server and data. We know how stressful and expensive it can be to monitor the security and status of your server. They require special attention and high-tech equipment to make sure the temperature is just right and the server is safe from anyone or anything’s harm. Allow us to take care of all of this for you.

colocation servers

We specialize in colocation services and all-things information technology. Our highly skilled staff, proven processes, and #1 rating among our clients can attest to the fact that we know what we are doing and are excellent at it. Not only will your server be safer with us, but it also has the possibility of running even faster and more efficiently in our data center. Join the dozens of other companies that have made the choice to go with ASPnix.

Consider server colocation with ASPnix today, before it’s too late for you and your server.

Colocation Features

  • Industry-leading SLA (Service Level Agreement) with 100% network & power uptime backed by SLA
  • Space available from 1U to Full Cabinets
  • IP addresses with 75% utilization, following ARIN requirements
  • Burstable or rate limited 100Mbps and 1Gbps low latency bandwidth
  • SAS70 Type II Audit Certified by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
  • Escorted physical access to equipment

Colocation Pricing

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Server Rack Units – $77/month

Power Plugs (2 Amps per plug) – $49/month
Redundant Power – $30/plug


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Network Connectivity
Single GigE Link (1000Mbps)
Redundant GigE Link (1000Mbps) - $99/month
Additional Features

Total: $203 per month

If you have any specific requirement not listed above, please do not hesitate to contact us.