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Comparing colocation and managed web hosting

18.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

For businesses that rely on the power and performance of dedicated servers, one of the biggest choices they face when setting up infrastructure is whether to choose colocation or managed web hosting. Both options provide an off-premises solution, offering greater scalability, security and cost-effectiveness than on-prem servers.   The main difference between colocation and managed web hosting? It all comes down to control.   What is managed hosting?  In this scenario you lease a dedicated server from a hosting provider – it lives in their data centre and they own the hardware. There are many advantages to this, not least of all that you benefit from the hosting provider’s enhanced connectivity and bandwidth. The vendor’s data centres are purpose-built for the task of housing…

What Five Things Should You Look For in a Hosting Provider?

19.7.2018 by Alice Cullen

Finding the right hosting partner can be a difficult thing. Your website is your pride and joy so who should you trust with your big business venture? Your eCommerce website needs to carry you through peak periods of intense traffic…

Are Colocation Centres Cutting It?

9.3.2016 by Jenn Granger

A survey has revealed that a pretty terrible 18.6 per cent of colo customers are unhappy with the service from their providers, which is kinda like staying in a B&B and having them forget to stock up the fridge or pay…

A Smooth Move

17.9.2015 by Jenn Granger

So, you’ve taken the plunge and decided you want to migrate to a new data centre – great news! But now that it’s actually on the horizon, the cold sweats have begun and your colleagues keep finding you wandering around…

Why Migrate?

4.8.2015 by Jenn Granger

There are many reasons you might want to migrate your hosting solution. Like birds flying south in the winter, moving to a new data centre – or moving to a data centre for the first time – can be a…

Who Should Colocate?

14.7.2015 by Jenn Granger

Colocation – an alternative to managed and cloud hosting – is like throwing an awesome party without having to actually have it at your house and do any of the intense hosting part (which works in both analogies!). This week we’ve…

#BackToBasics: What is Web Hosting?

19.2.2013 by Alice Cullen

Here at UKFast, we think that complicated technical jargon is unnecessary. Starting up a business is hard enough without lengthy acronyms and specialist explanations sending your mind into meltdown! To save you the hassle, we’ve decided to go #BackToBasics once…

#BackToBasics – What is Colocation?

24.12.2012 by Alice Cullen

Maintaining complete control of your hardware but connecting it to an industry-leading network with aggregated bandwidth and 100% network uptime guarantee - sound too good to be true? With colocation at UKFast it is a reality, but is it the…