ISPs offer co-location by providing space, power and a link to the Internet for their customers' servers. They do not perform maintenance or troubleshooting, only a repetitive test to make sure the servers are running. The customer will be notified if the server fails. Known as a "ping power pipe" arrangement, "ping" means sending a packet to the server to see if it responds, "power" is electricity, and "pipe" is the line to the Internet.

Computer distributors and resellers may locate their warehouse within the PC vendor's facility to improve turnaround time to resellers and customers.



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