Colocation Services are for those that already have or intend to purchase their own server and require complete dedicated rack space, bandwidth and other controls over the server.

In a Dedicated Server environment, Quest Host leases a dedicated server to you and provides Self Managed or Managed Support for you. In a Server Hosting environment, you provide the server and we provide the hosting along with Professional Server Management services. If you do not own or plan to purchase your own server, Quest Host has many Dedicated Server options available at very affordable prices.

 

The primary difference between Colocation / Managed Dedicated Servers and Server Hosting is simply the ownership of the server being used.

 

There are generally three costs associated with colo services – rackspace fees, power and bandwidth / connectivity fees.

  • Rackspace Fees – are the fees associated with having your server located in a rack/cabinet at our datacenter. Ranging from 1U to a full rack, this measurement is the height of the server(s) being hosted. Most servers come in either 1U or 2U configurations. Servers with a large number of harddrives can be as big as 3U or 4U.
  • Power – Quest Host can provide you with many levels of Managed Network services when your server is colocated in our facility. These services range from standard monitoring and backup services to monthly patch mangement and updates support. We also provide hourly service and assistance with software installations and hardware management.
  • Bandwidth – Mosaic will provide you with unmetered bandwidth connectivity in virtually any capacity required. Ranging form 1Mbps to 100Mbps and up to 1Gbps…we can deliver connectivity. We can also provide Point to Point connections from the datacenter to your place of business so you can maintain an high level of business continuity. Additionally, our bandwidth can be easily scaled up or down as required so you always have as much connectivity as your business demands.

 

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