I know it might sound a bit bizzare but does anyone know some where that people can share a dedicated or colocated host?
Basically buying a server and paying for colocation in a data centre is much cheaper than paying for shared or dedicated hosting with the same specs. With tools like VMWare ESX/ESXi being available for free, I'm thinking of getting my own colo but one box is bigger than what I need and I'm thinking of sharing it with others who are in the same position.
VPS is a good option but is much more expensive (especially for Windows boxes which I need) for the same amount of memory. Also I have licenses for my Windows OS which I can't use on VPS and will end up paying for Windows license.
For example, you can buy a low end Dell with 8GB RAM and a Quad core Xeon for around $1000 and colo it for $100pcm. Compare that with a VPS or even dedicated of the same spec.
So I was wondering if anyone knows of an eBay for Colo sharing?!