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Web Host Manager by Aric Pedersen

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Shopping for a VPS or Dedicated Server

Once you have a clear business model and a vision of where you want your business to go, you are now ready to go shopping for a VPS or dedicated server.

Just as with standard web hosting, there are a bewildering number of companies offering VPS and/or dedicated servers for sale. Some even offer colocation. Colocation means that you buy your own server and ship it to the company, and rent space in their facility specially designed to host servers often referred to as a data center (DC) or network operations center (NOC). They then provide the Internet access and maintain your hardware for you, but it is owned by you. If you don't wish to colocate with the company, they will send your server back (though they ...

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