Colocation Services (Colo)

Colocation (sometimes called rack space) is a cost-effective service of hosting a server at a third-party data centre, allowing you to eliminate the costs of maintaining your own facility whilst retaining complete ownership and control of your physical servers.


At Safe Hosts, we own and manage our own data centre in the heart of Cheltenham; ISO 9001 and 27001 accredited and easily accessible from many parts of the UK.

Our server Colocation plans are flexible and cost-effective, with single units, quarter, half and full racks available, all with managed service options. All our plans can be further tailored to your specific business needs.

Since 2009, we’ve been providing safe, secure and accessible Colocation services, helping both service providers and end-users achieve increased security and cost savings for their hosted data and applications.

So whether you need a single unit, part or full rack or a private suite, with power and bandwidth to match, we have the space and conditions to suit your requirements and ensure optimum performance.

Colocation product sheet

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Custom colocation options

  • Shared cabinet
  • Copper switch port
  • Custom amp options
  • Custom CDR options
  • Remote hands
  • 24/7 support & access
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Quarter rack colocation

  • Shared cabinet
  • Copper switch port
  • Custom amp options
  • Custom CDR options
  • Remote hands
  • 24/7 support & access
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Half rack colocation

  • Shared cabinet
  • Copper switch port
  • Custom amp options
  • Custom CDR options
  • Remote hands
  • 24/7 support & access
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Full rack colocation

  • Private cabinet
  • Copper switch port
  • Custom amp options
  • Custom CDR options
  • Remote hands
  • 24/7 support & access


How Colocation services from Safe Hosts will benefit your business

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Complete security for your hosted servers

Our 24/7 CCTV, manned security, perimeter fence and ISMS certified access control system combine to keep your servers safe around the clock.


Resilient, fully redundant data centre

From our carrier diverse core network to onsite power generation and multiple UPS, we give you optimal uptime for complete peace of mind.

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Reduced infrastructure costs

Colocation removes cost-heavy demands such as cooling, ventilaton and risk suppression systems, freeing up finances for other projects.

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Managed service options

Make Colocation even less of a strain on resources with our managed service; you simply provide the tin and we’ll look after everything else.

Colocation FAQs

Here you’ll find answers to common questions about Colocation and explanations of some of the key phrases you’ll come across as a Colocation customer.

Choose your colocation service

Unmanaged service

You provide the hardware and look after it yourself. Remote hands is included; additional support is available for diagnostics, etc (please get in touch for a quote) but any quick fixes will be included within our remote hands service.

Managed service

You provide the hardware, but we'll look after it for you. That means, all maintenance, updates, service monitoring, etc, will be carried out by us on your behalf, removing the burden of hosting and managing your server estate.

What our customers say


"Safe Hosts has looked after our critical infrastructure for over 5 years now. They have always delivered superb service and we wouldn't consider going anywhere else."

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"We provide the backbone of our UK network through Safe Hosts and I am so glad I found them. Support goes above and beyond to meet your hosting needs."

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"We have been using Safe Hosts for six years and have had a flawless service. Their offering is perfect for setting up a low latency gaming network."


"Over the years we have referred many of our own clients to Safe Hosts, who have provided an exemplary service level to all. Well done guys!"


"Shiloh Computers provides IT helpdesk and on-site support services to businesses with under 250 employees. Driving customer cloud-based solutions and connectivity from data centre space within Safe Hosts has allowed us to build a stable and reliable infrastructure for their customers."


"Grafx assists small and medium size businesses with their IT development plans and often includes 'Cloud' services. Safe Hosts have proved to be the perfect partner for Grafx by providing a local and reliable service. With Grafx being able to keep client data local, we are able to offer the highest level of support when required."

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"We've all been working from home during lockdown and I'm pleased to say that our service with Safe Hosts has been perfect, enabling us to continue providing the same high levels of professionalism and dedication."

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Ready to chat?

To talk through our colocation packages or discuss bespoke options, please get in touch.

Our friendly experts are easy to talk to and creative in designing the right solution for every customer.