Managed Solutions

What is Management?

Management backs your related service with extra support services such as 24/7 monitoring, off-site backups, security and firewall management, software updates and software technical support beyond just rebooting the server if you have a problem.

Many competitors abuse the term Managed, when in reality they provide minimal to no support when you run into trouble. Colohouse was founded on managed services and we take it very seriously – when we say our servers are fully managed we mean it, and put it in writing.

Colohouse provides extraordinary managed support at an affordable price with technology and infrastructure that you can trust.

Managed Servers

The cloud’s flexibility, monitoring, OS/app infrastructure layer support, and technical guidance.

Managed Backup

Avoid disaster with full server backups included with your management plan. Our staff will monitor the success of your backups and notify you of any failures or quota issues with recommended solutions.

Managed Security

Choose from individual services or comprehensive compliance solutions to meet your business’s security needs.

Managed cPanel Hosting

Let our experts and enterprise-level hosting solutions provide the foundation for your cPanel web hosting system.

Managed Virtualization

Get the benefits of cloud-like flexible computing, easy scaling, and availability — combined with the reliability, easy management, and advanced features of enterprise-class VMware® virtualization technology.

Professional Services

Fully leverage our expertise using these consultative services to help you get the most out of your hosted environment.

Managed Databases

Take advantage of our MySQL and SQL expertise for licensing, installation, monitoring, optimization, and more.

Critical Application Services

Enterprise-level hosting solutions backed by the expertise of Colohouse’s Support Engineers deliver mission-critical 100% uptime for your sites.

Business Continuity Insurance

Business continuance insurance is included on the All Inclusive service plan and is available for only a $5/month fee on other service plans – it provides added protection and peace of mind to our customers who want financial security against sudden bandwidth overage bills and other potential dangers that all servers face on the Internet today.

Distributed Denial of Service Attacks (DDoS), former employees, and hackers can cause costly hours of maintenance to restore from backup, reload the operating system, or defend against network attacks.

Colohouse’s business continuity insurance alleviates any costs related to data restores, O/S reloads, administrative assistance, or excessive bandwidth usage as a result of such an attack.

Server Hardening

Upon purchase of your new managed server, Colohouse will harden in via the following:

Firewall Setup

Colohouse will install and configure the integrated Firewall system to protect your server from unauthorized connections, as well as hacker and denial of service attacks.

Operating System Upgrade

Colohouse will apply all patch service packs and upgrade your Linux Kernel or Microsoft Windows Server operating system to the latest stable release, closing security vulnerabilities.

System Hardening

Colohouse will harden your server, including securing/tmp, using secure PHP methods, user-jailed/restricted pathing, and baseline PCI recommended settings.

Application Upgrades

Colohouse will upgrade all pre-installed software, such as the Apache web server, mail server, and PHP/PERL system. We upgrade all your pre-installed software to the latest stable version released by your OS/software vendor.

Security Audit

Colohouse will ensure your server is safe and secure as well as assess its possible vulnerabilities by installing Maldet and ClamScan to check for trojans, rootkits, and other security problems.

Remote Access Enhancements

Colohouse will modify your remote access footprint (SSH or Remote Desktop) and limit logins for your security.

Turn Off Insecure Services

Colohouse will deactivate all unused and insecure applications and services. In addition to removing unneeded security holes, this process will further boost the speed and responsiveness of your server by saving memory and CPU resources.

Premium Tier Services

We offer a wide range of Premium services for Enterprise level customers. Just a few of the premium services we offer:

*Customers may need to interface with software vendors for issues with closed-source, heavily modified, or custom software. “Best effort” is provided in these cases. Liability prevents Colohouse from modifying any customer’s database data and related service daemons regardless of management service tier. Premium Tier Services applies to servers and services on Colohouse’s network and cannot be applied to services external to our data center.

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