"I needed a solution that would
allow me to sell my products, provide payment processing and that would be a
complete solution and would be cost effective, yet provide me all the tools I
would need to run a download store. SurfNet met and exceeded my expectations
and they are very willing to hear ideas for my custom needs."
Colocation services are for those that require
complete control over their server configuration.
Colocation is a service in which a company will connect a
server that you own to the internet. If you do not already have one, some companies offer to
build a server for you. This is the key difference between
dedicated servers and colocated servers. In a dedicated environment, the server itself is owned
by the web hosting company, whereas in a colocated
environment, the server is your own.
There are two costs associated with colocated
servers - rental fees and connection
Rental Fees - These are the costs
associated with actually having your server located in the web host's datacenter.
Ranging from 1U to a full rack, this measurement
is the height of the server(s) being hosted. Most servers come in either 1U or 2U
configurations. Servers with a large number of harddrives
can be as big as 3U or
Connection Charges - Instead of
measuring the total number of gigabytes transferred per month, a connection average
is usually used. So a 1 mbp/s connection means
that you can average 1 megabyte of transfer per second for the entire month.
Getting more complicated now, there are two other things to consider.
Firstly is how this transfer is
measured. Some simply take the amount of bandwidth used that month, divide
it by the number of seconds in that month, and come to a figure that way. Much more popular though is a system called
'95th percentile' in which bandwidth measurements are taken every 5 minutes. At
the end of the month, the top 5% of readings are
discarded, and the highest remaining reading left is what the user is billed
This brings us to the second point - Burstable Connections.
While you may be allowed to average 1 mbp/s, you can suddenly burst to a higher
transfer rate. With a system of measurement such
as 95th percentile, you have to make sure that you do not need to burst your
Here are a few more
reasons you should colocate with SurfNet:
Reliability - Increased uptime and
reliability - 99.9% Internet Uptime Guarantee;
Flexibility - Ability to host multiple sites
on the server and other services as well. We also support both Linux and
Windows operating systems;
Control - Since you own it, you have
complete control of what goes on your server and can configure it to your
Security - Server is located in a
temperature and humidity-controlled secure environment, fire-protected by a FM-200
fire extinguishing system;
Speed - We have a dedicated Metro
Ethernet with plenty of bandwidth which means fast loading times for
Performance - Super-fast,
super-reliable Internet connectivity
Cost - Since we get it in bulk, bandwidth is
usually lower in cost through colo than hosting a server in-house;
Convenience - 24/7 monitoring and
customer service by Microsoft Certified Staff;
Peace of Mind - Your critical information is protected in three ways: Off-site data
back-ups, battery back-ups, and generator back-up.
would like to learn more about SurfNet's Internet Premier
please contact us by filling our Request More Information
Form or call us at 1-888-704-7773.
A member of our team will be happy to answer any
questions you may have.