[thelist] dedicated server hosting

Robert Gormley robert at pennyonthesidewalk.com
Wed Jul 27 19:49:55 CDT 2005

Tim Burgan wrote:

> What's the difference between:
> a) RENTING dedicated server hosting, and
> b) OWNING the server and having it stored/connected at some place.
> What are the advantages/disadvantages to both of these?
If you can afford to - go option (b). Essentially with option (a) you're 
paying a very large premium for your hoster purchasing your server - 
which of course they get to keep when you leave their service.

Obviously with (b) you need to decide what level of management you 
want/need, but pure colocation is the better option.

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