Managed Colocation

Managed colocation is also referred to as dedicated server rentals. The provider has a dedicated server that is preconfigured to certain specifications with selected software applications on it. The customer can use these specific applications within limits. Additionally, the provider generally takes the accountability of providing software upgrades to the provided applications on the system and general maintenance such as any backups they may include, reboots, and hardware issues.

These services are particularly useful to those individuals who are not very technically inclined or do not have the time or resources available to handle the more ordinary troubleshooting and maintenance. There are restrictions to using such a service however the managed server only allows those supported applications to be run on the servers. If a required software application is required for the site but is unsupported by the provider the customer is out of luck.