WEB Colocation vs. Dedicated Hosting

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  1. Grey47

    Grey47 OT Supporter

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    I'm starting a website with a friend/partner that hopefully one day will have a lot of traffic.

    My friend, who is a noob IMO, is convinced that we need to get our own server and colocate it somewhere from the start. This seems to be signficantly more expensive than getting a dedicated hosting plan with liquidweb or rackspace.

    What advantages does colocation offer? Is it worth it? Or should we probably go the dedicated hosting route?

    Thanks for your input :)
     
  2. crazybenf

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    lol. go dedicated.
     
  3. drpepper

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    if you're just starting. i would go with shared hosting.

    how fast are you expecting to grow? the most i would do is a vps right now. colocation or dedicated hosting is overkill if you're just starting.

    chances are you project will not take off and if you go with a shared or vps, your losses will be minimal.
     
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    Co-location is only worthwhile if you're using specialist hardware and/or you can be onsite very quickly to resolve issues. We have our own private suite in a datacenter, but that's because we want to run our own network with our own kit... :)
     
  5. Grey47

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    Those are my thoughts exactly. Thanks for confirming them.

    My friend underestimates how difficult it is to get lots of traffic quickly.
     

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