about terms on co-location

Discussion in 'Smalltalk' started by satimis, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. satimis

    satimis Member

    Hi folks,

    Colocation is complete new to me. Because of the speed limit of the broadband in my house and unaviabily of DSL I have to conisder co-location.

    Please shed me some light on negotiating terms with the Colo company;

    - do I need to purchase a rack from the colo company to install my server
    - electricity - is it central supply and I don't need installing power-supply on the server
    - can I make access to my server in day time for repair
    - is there speed limit on the broadband connection to my server
    - what other terms I have to pay attention to


  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    Normally not.

    Your server needs a power supply.

    Ask your hosting company about this. Normally this should be possible.

    Normally 100MBit/s, but you better ask the hosting company.

    But maybe it's cheaper to simply rent a server, e.g. from here: http://www.hetzner.de/rootserver_en.html
    The big advantage is that if the hardware fails, the hosting company replaces it for free.
  3. Technojeff

    Technojeff New Member

    Yeah i think the best idea is to rent a server when you are not quite ready to handle everything by yourself. It's what i did when i moved into a new apartment with some friends and it worked out pretty good.

    It's sure that it's always better to run it yourself if you are able to though, so if you can take the time to get ready, there is always a lot of info on the web.

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