Co-location is a cost-effective way of hosting a server on the Internet. Put simply, you take the server to the bandwidth, not the other way round—you pay us to keep your server in our rack, connected to our network. You retain full control over your own hardware, but take advantage of our excellent connectivity and hosting facilities.
If you're new to co-location, have a look at our server co-location guide.
We offer two standard co-location packages. The lower bandwidth option is hosted in Cambridge, taking advantage of lower data center power prices, whereas the high bandwidth package is hosted in London.
|Monthly bandwidth allowance||10TB||50TB|
|Switched PDU (instant, unlimited power-cycles)||included|
|Traffic between multiple servers||unlimited|
|Cost for additional 0.25A||£300 per year||£425 per year|
|Cost for additional 0.5A and 1U||£600 per year||£850 per year|
|Cost for excess bandwidth||£10/TB||£5/TB|
|Up and Running service||from £25 one off|
|Managed Hosting service||from £500 per year|
Co-location prices are quoted exclusive of VAT.
Monthly and quarterly pricing is available at 1/10th and 11/40ths of the annual prices, respectively, but please note that all contracts are on a 30-days-notice basis: we'll refund pro-rata if you cancel early.
Due to rising power costs, colocation of your own hardware is an increasingly expensive business. As a guide, unless you specially buy a low power / energy smart server you should expect your power consumption to be 0.5-1A for 1CPU + 2 disks, adding an extra 0.5A for every extra CPU or four disks in your server. There are various online calculators from the major server vendors which will assist you in gauging the power consumption of your server. We will measure the peak power draw of your server during startup to gauge billing.
We can usually offer up-to-date advice on lower power configurations from our preferred suppliers. Feel free to get in touch before buying a server for colocation.
Low/medium bandwidth colocation services are offered out of our presence in Redcentric's Cambridge datacentre.
High bandwidth colocation services in our London datacentres are available at the following sites:
- Telehouse South (THS)
- Digital Realty Sovereign House (SOV)
- Redcentric London (City Lifeline/CLL)
Bandwidth allowances apply to the larger of incoming and outgoing bandwidth used in each month, and we bill only for traffic which leaves our network, internal transfers are free.
If you're interested in hosting a server with us, please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you're new to co-location, we have a guide outlining the steps involved in getting your server hosted with us.
Why choose Mythic Beasts?
- Excellent connectivity. Our London network provides multiple GigE and 10 GigE uplinks, spread across two separate sites in Docklands providing excellent bandwidth and redundancy.
- Instant power cycles. All servers are connected to a network-attached PDU, allowing you to perform a cold-reboot on demand, via our server control panel.
- Logging serial console. Get out-of-band access to your server, so that you can work on it even if the network isn't configured. Serial is always connected, and you can access the logs via our server control panel.
IPv4 and IPv6
As standard, your server will be allocated one IPv4 address. Additional addresses can be supplied provided that you can justify their use under RIPE guidelines.
We will also allocate a /64 of IPv6 address space (about 4.3 billion addresses).