What is a dedicated server colocation?
Dedicated server colocation is when you procure your servers on third-party facilities. The colocation provider maintains the infra then onwards, and will not touch your machine until there is a glitch.
Dedicated server hosting differs from its colocation in an aspect that the former can be procured entirely on a third party’s estate. Colocation – think similar to renting a parking space to park your car – only provides the data center (environment) needed to run a server.
Colocation can be more expensive, especially with the upfront cost associated with the initial procurement of dedicated servers. Dedicated hosting comes with similar benefits and features and tends to be more cost-effective.