Colocation, also known as server housing, is primarily meant for larger companies. You buy your own webserver and this webserver will then be placed into the datacenter of the webhost. The advantage of this is that you can make use of the other facilities of the webhost. These include camera surveillance of the servers, backup systems in case of power failures, air-conditioned and fire-proof locations, etc.
In the datacenter, usually there are dedicated personnel present to address possible issues, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Colocation costs more than shared hosting but the main difference with the latter is that you own the hardware.
If you decide that the webserver is too slow or doesn't have enough memory, you can upgrade the webserver at any time. You also own the webserver software.
We also provide additional security for your webserver. Your server is stored and maintained in a secured environment. Only authorized personnel are allowed to access the datacenter.
Colocation may sound new to you so feel free to contact us if you still have questions.