Single Server Colocation with High Availability Hosting is the ideal choice if you already have your own server and wish to house it somewhere with excellent reliability, cooling, power, security, and very fast synchronous internet connections.
As standard you will recieve
- Clean power from a UPS
- Backup Generator
- Multiple internet Connections
Single Server Colocation is provided from our own Sheffield Data Centre
Data Centre up time for Single Server Colocation only covers the services we provide and not the server itself.
To date data centre uptime is greater than 99.7%
Single Server Colocation is great if you have server hardware, software support skills and wish to provide web or other hosting services from your own server. This is often the most cost-effective way to do this. If you don’t have the experience of supporting server hardware, then a dedicated server might be more suitable. We can also provide full operating system support if required, please contact us to discuss this.
We offer up to 15 minutes per day of remote hands.
Remote Hands Includes
- Looking at the server
- Connecting a monitor
- Hard reboot or power cycle
- Checking a cable
- Re-patching a cable
- Replacing a hot swap component
What is not covered
- logging into the server
- Taking the server covers off.
If your server is not on the internet and subject to fair usage, if you wish we will attempt to get your server accessible so that you can fix any further problems remotely.
You can get access to your server at any time between Monday to Friday between 08:00 and 18:00 for no charge, call ahead if you can so we can put the kettle on.
Emergency callout is always available at a cost of £60 per hour.
Rack servers come in different sizes, the height is measured in U or units. Each U is 1.75 inches. Our prices vary according to the U size of each server.
The specification information of your server with tell you your servers height in U, if you do not know.
Our racks are 900mm deep and we haven’t had any servers that haven't fit.
1U Low Power Device
If you want to add a firewall, router or switch to your Single Server Colocation you can save money by selecting this option.
If you want a firewall and would like us to manage it for you. Our firewalls are PFSense, appliances running in a High Availability Cluster.
We have many different options for bandwidth.
Shared bandwidth is ideal If you occasionally need to burst to much higher speeds, maximum speeds are not guaranteed.
- 100 Mbit unlimited bandwidth on our shared 100 Mbit internet connection
- 200 Mbit unlimited bandwidth on our shared 200 Mbit internet connection
- 300 Mbit unlimited bandwidth on our shared 300 Mbit internet connection
- 400 Mbit unlimited bandwidth on our shared 400 Mbit internet connection
- 500 Mbit unlimited bandwidth on our shared 500 Mbit internet connection
Dedicated bandwidth is what you need if you require a guaranteed throughput to be available all the time.
- 10 Mbit Guaranteed Dedicated Bandwidth
- 20 Mbit Guaranteed Dedicated Bandwidth
- 30 Mbit Guaranteed Dedicated Bandwidth
- 40 Mbit Guaranteed Dedicated Bandwidth
- 50 Mbit Guaranteed Dedicated Bandwidth
IP Address Blocks
Each colocation server will receive a routed block of IP addresses, this is the most secure way of allocating IP addresses, as IP addresses cannot be accidently used by others. Each block has a total number of addresses and a usable number of addresses. The usable number is always (on our networks) three less than the overall number of addresses.
If you require more than 64 IP addresses a justification would need to be made to RIPE, we can assist you with the justification and complete the required paperwork, please get in touch to discuss your requirements further.
We are able to provide you with additional network ports for connecting to your servers iLo | iDRAC | IPMI or for resilience.
Additional Power Sockets
If your server has more than one power supply we can provide an additional power socket so you can have increased resilience.
Additional Power in Amps
All Single Server Colocation comes with a whole amp of power, which is enough for most servers, some older or very powerful servers may require more than this. We are able to measure the consumption of your server when it is installed. Additional power is available for £15.00 per half Amp.
Contract lengths are available in monthly or annual formats.
We believe our services are good enough that we don't need to tie customers to long term contracts, however we also realise that some people want the security of a longer contract. For this reason, we do offer an annual contract and as a bonus it includes a 5% discount.
Payment must be made prior to moving in.
Cancellation: monthly contracts require payment of one further invoice.
Annual contracts require a month’s notice prior to the end of the contract, if the correct notice is not given you may pay 25% of the annual rate for early cancellation.
- Level 3
- Virgin Media Business
- Two Factor building entry
- CCTV internal and external
- Alarm System
- Escorted Access
- Each Rack has one or more UPS
- Backup Generator
- Evaporative Cooling System
- Hot Aisle Containment
- Hot Air extraction
Once you have placed your order, you will receive your IP address allocation via email, we will then be in touch to confirm a date for you to move your server in. We have in the past provided service the same or next day so if you are in a tight spot and need Single Server Colocation urgently please contact us, and we will do our best to help.