Is it possible to build a server and give to a company to do all the work for maintenance etc and pay them monthly? Something like dedicated or managed hosting but using your own hardware (or tell them what to buy)?

  • You're probably looking for some form of colocation.
    – lunixbochs
    Dec 5 '13 at 0:04
  • Yep, I'll do that. You buy and build it, ship it to me with a blank check.
    – Chris S
    Dec 5 '13 at 4:50
  • The non-smart mass answer is that what you're asking for would cost enormously, so no "normal" hosting company would do it. You'd have to find a place that would work with you on a custom solution and it would cost much more than either using traditional hosting or managing the server yourself/colo.
    – Chris S
    Dec 5 '13 at 4:53

Managed Services would be a better term for what you are looking for. They will take your hardware and manage it for you for a fee of course. Normally for co-location they are just racking/stacking and providing power and network, you manage the rest.


Yes but its much much cheaper to have a hosting company do it if you're just doing a small to midrange size site. The only reason you would need something like this is if you're doing lots of business or have tons of traffic.

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