Cloud vs Dedicated Servers vs Colocation Comparison of Server Hardware or Software Maintanance, Backup, Restoration, Monthly Cost and Emergency Restoration Cost.
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Cloud vs Dedicated Servers vs Colocation Comparison

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Below are the simple comparison between Cloud vs Dedicated vs Colocation


  Cloud Hosting Cloud Managed Hosting Dedicated Hosting Dedicated Managed Hosting Colocation
Server Hardware is Provided by Hosting Company Hosting Company Hosting Company Hosting Company Customer
Responsibility for Server Hardware Maintanance
Hosting Company Hosting Company Hosting Company Hosting Company Customer
Responsibility for Server Software Maintanance Customer Hosting Company Customer Hosting Company Customer
Responsibility for Backup and Restoration Customer Hosting Company Customer Hosting Company Hosting Company
Full Server Resources or Portion of Server Resouces
Resources is referred to CPU, RAM, Storage.
Partial
Partial Full Full Full
Ability to increase CPU, RAM, Storage on the fly Yes Yes No No No
Approximate Starting Monthly Cost
Depending on CPU, RAM, Storage, Bandwidth.
$180+ $280+ $160+ $260+ $150+
Cost when there is a hardware issue $0 (Included in the monthly plan) $0 (Included in the monthly plan) $0 (Included in the monthly plan) $0 (Included in the monthly plan) Hourly rate - $120+ p/hour
Cost when there is a software issue Hourly rate -$120+ p/hour $0 (Included in the monthly plan) Hourly rate -$120+ p/hour $0 (Included in the monthly plan) Hourly rate -$120+ p/hour

Above research was completed on December 2013; Pricing and other data may not be accurate and may have changed.