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Old 11-01-2012, 09:16 PM   #1
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Default Why is colo hosting more expensive than renting a dedicated server in the US?

I can't seem to find any reasonably priced colocation services in the US when compared to renting a dedicated server. Shouldn't colo services by their very nature be cheaper?

I'd like to build my own server to get the exact configuration i need and just pay for bandwidth but I simply can't find anything reasonable.

My requirements:
Gigabit connection
40TB of bandwidth monthly
2U space

Any ideas? google is doing me no good in this regard.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:05 AM   #2
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colocation gives you more control and the way that the colocation data centers are provisioned and billed they typically charge higher rates. However you typically get more B/W, as most of the customers that utilize this are small hosting companies that resell the servers.

Also what geographical region would you like to co-locate to? If you would please let us know we can further assist. thanks.
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colocation gives you more control and the way that the colocation data centers are provisioned and billed they typically charge higher rates. However you typically get more B/W, as most of the customers that utilize this are small hosting companies that resell the servers.

Also what geographical region would you like to co-locate to? If you would please let us know we can further assist. thanks.
Anywhere in the midwest of the US.
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would columbus,oh work?
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:34 AM   #5
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would columbus,oh work?
It would be ideal as I am less than an hour from there.

The problem with Columbus i've been having is that there is about zero hosts that offer dedicated bandwidth.
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datacenter.bz is willing to work with you on getting the price down.... this is one of the better datacenters in that area. I live about 3 hours away from there as well LOL
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datacenter.bz is willing to work with you on getting the price down.... this is one of the better datacenters in that area. I live about 3 hours away from there as well LOL
Thank you! I'll give them a hard look.
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You're welcome ;-)
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:03 PM   #9
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I can't seem to find any reasonably priced colocation services in the US when compared to renting a dedicated server. Shouldn't colo services by their very nature be cheaper?
Different customer segments with different levels of expectation vs. price sensitivity. Dedicated servers are for folks who need "a server" - colocation are for folks who need "this exact server."
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