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Remote colocation instead of dedicated servers

is it possible?



7:18 pm on Jan 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I have 2 dedicated servers with a US hosting company charging me a significant ammount monthly.

I figured, if i buy my own equipment, ill be able to pay for the hardware in 5 or 6 months of the money i spend for the dedicated servers...

I have to use a dedicated server cause I am not living in the States and i have to host within US <- this is not flexible.

Is there any company offering dedicated server type service but where you can buy the server and pay nominal fees monthly? All I need is swift hardware replacements if anything catastrophic happens.


4:55 pm on Jan 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

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you can rent space on a rack in a data center, you provide your own hardware they provide a secure place.

They aren't going to fix your hardware if it crashes though.


5:08 pm on Jan 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

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J_RaD : Thats the problem... I live in the other corner of the Globe... if it crashes I would have a downtime of 24 hours to fix it...


6:23 pm on Jan 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

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You could have that level of service, but its normally the very last level 5 tier service and im not sure if that would be very affordable unless your site is making serious income.


1:57 pm on Jan 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I'd agree with the others. You're looking to save money by removing the hardware responsibility from your host - but you don't have any way to replace that responsibility. I'd suggest just taking the approach that part of the high fees you're paying for is the knowledge that you can sleep at night without worrying about hardware crashing on the other side of the world - that's someoene else's job that you're paying them for.

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