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Benefits of a Colocation Service

When your business expands to the point where you need increased reliability and greater control of your systems, it is time to consider a colocated or a virtualized private cloud service.

THE NUMBER ONE BENEFIT OF HAVING YOUR OWN SERVER IS THAT IT BELONGS TO YOU

  • You are not subject to slowdowns caused by other shared hosting users
  • Your site is not affected by restrictions placed on shared hosting
  • You are not subject to processes, scripts or other activities on shared hosting
  • You have a greater degree of security because no one else has access to your server
  • You eliminate reliability problems caused when you share with many other clients
  • You can lock down access to your server as you wish
  • You do not have to share power, memory or disk space with others
  • You can install special software or configurations to meet your special requirements
  • You can customize your firewall to enforce your own access control policy
  • You can have your own unique IP address rather than sharing one address with others

WHEN PERFORMANCE IS CRITICAL

  • Your pages come up quicker
  • Your scripts run faster
  • No slowdown from other shared activity
  • No impact by other high traffic usage
  • Eliminate crashes caused by another site

WHEN YOU MANAGE MANY DOMAINS

  • Provides a more cost effective way of hosting multiple domains
  • You can divide your server up based on your (client) needs
  • Greater protection from hackers

Q: What is a self-managed account?
A: With a self-managed account you store your server in a data centre and take full responsibility to manage all the problems and configurations.
Q: What is a managed account?
A: With a managed account the DataHive system administrator solves the server problems and configurations.
Q: How do I choose a suitable data centre to manage my servers?
A: Ask about the qualifications of the staff and be sure to make accurate comparisons.
Q: What does it cost to have a virtualized server?
A: The cost is individually quoted against your requirements.
Q: What does it cost to have managed services?
A: DataHive will quote to your requirements.