Unmanaged Colocation

Unmanaged colocation is typically the best choice if the technical requirements of running the server require applications that are not supported by your provider or more control is needed over the configuration and use of the server. Unmanaged colocation is very different from the managed services. Customers are required to provide their own hardware and manage all of their own hardware and software. This allows for much greater flexibility in what can be done but the drawback is that it creates more work for the customer.

As a customer you are still bound to the service agreements made by the provider. Most colocation providers will have clauses that do not allow certain functions from being hosted on the server. These items typically include pornography or mass e-mail, which both generate a large amount of network traffic and have the capabilities of causing severe problems for the provider.