Why is colo hosting more expensive than renting a dedicated server in the US?

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  1. Acanthus

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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?

    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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  3. remixedcat

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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.
     
  4. Acanthus

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    Anywhere in the midwest of the US.
     
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    would columbus,oh work?
     
  6. Acanthus

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    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
     
  8. Acanthus

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    Thank you! I'll give them a hard look.
     
  9. remixedcat

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    You're welcome ;-)
     
  10. cmetz

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    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."