Both colocation and dedicated server have their cost-effective benefits. However, there are some differences you must consider while choosing between the two for your business. A dedicated server is more expensive than server colocation hosting
In colocation, the server is yours and instead of housing it in your business premises, you utilize the space and infrastructure of a third-party data center. You save from consumption of power and bandwidth. You need not invest on power backups, cooling and safety devices. You have the control over your server to upgrade the resources if you find it giving its best performance. You will manage and maintain the server with your team of technical experts.
A dedicated server
is a server given on lease to one single customer. You take the server and utilize the resources chosen from the plans offered by your host. The server is placed in data centers where you use the power, network and other facilities at no additional cost. The host provides maintenance of the server and you have the liberty to install your applications.