1 Sep 2018

Do You Need Web Hosting, Cloud & Dedicated Servers in Europe?

Europe Web Hosting, Europe Cloud Servers, Europe Dedicated Servers

Some of you might know, some of you might don't that Host Color has been operating its own European entity - Host Color Europe (HCE) since 2003. We have started leasing physical Dedicated Servers in a data center near Amsterdam at the end of 2002. Within the first two years after HCE started we have been providing Shared Web Hosting and Virtual Servers. However, in 2009 we have started expanding our operations and deployed our own networking appliances in few other locations and started using our own IPv4 and IPv6. It took us another three years to create a network of European POPs in which we have started various IT infrastructure services.

The European Data Centers Of HCE

HCE has IT infrastructure (or can provision services on relatively short notice) in all Equinix Data Centers in Europe. As of September 2018, our EU-based entity also partners to a number of smaller data center service providers in 17 European cities to provide European Dedicated Servers and Cloud Infrastructure. This is the list of locations and data centers of HCE:

  • Amsterdam & Hague, Netherlands
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Paris, France
  • Luxembourg
  • Madrid & Zaragoza - Spain
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Oslo, Norway
  • Helsinki, Finland
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Bucharest, Romania
  • Athens, Greece
  • Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Tbilisi, Georgia

Those above are European cities in which HCE operates under agreement with a local data center partners, who provide Network Operations Center (NOC) services to the company. In other words although that HCE uses its own Internet Protocol resources in various points of Europe, in many of those locations it uses networking services through its local NOC partners, rather than using own network and running BGP.

HCE provisions Bare-Metal Dedicated Servers in all European locations listed above both on short term and long term contracts.

As mentioned above we are also a partner on Equinix data center ecosystem, so we deploy and provision Hosting infrastructure on demand in few more European countries - Ireland, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Portugal and Turkey. For any deployments in those country, we require 1 year or 2 year contracts, however.

Where To Go To Get European Hosting Service?

You can go to HCE website, choose a service you would like to use and sign up. If you have an account with HostColor.com and want to manage all services from a single dashboard, just go to https://accounts.hostcolor.com/submitticket and open a Sales Ticket.

The Dedicated Server delivery time is different for each location. The Dedicated servers in Amsterdam & Hague - Netherlands, London, Luxembourg, Vienna, Copenhagen, Helsinki and Frankfurt are usually provisioned within 8 to 24 hours after the order is verified and accepted. For other locations, the server provisioning time depends on the hardware configurations available on stock.