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Bitcoin Mining Hosting
The term “Bitcoin Mining Hosting” is very broad and can mean different things to different people. Outsourced hosting comes in a variety of different options such as shared hosting, dedicated hosting and cloud hosting. Some also refer to hosting when they are actually looking for colocation as well. Colocation is a service provided by data centers that allow clients to lease rack space, power and bandwidth for their own servers, router, switches and other computer equipment. Colocation service is a great option for clients who own their own miners and servers and who are looking for a secure, redundant, and cost-effective way of running their IT infrastructure.
Bitcoin was invented in 2009 and along with its popularity and rising price other Cryptocurrencies have also been introduced suck as Litecoin, Ethereum (ETC), Ripple, Dash, etc. With the rising price of these decentralized Cryptocurrencies, individual miners and companies have been increasingly looking at Bitcoin mining hosting options. Antminers and other mining type of mining gear require a tremendous amount a power, industrial cooling and they make a lot of noise. Some of our clients try to run a few miners at home but become frustrated with the noise, heat and electric costs. Other clients with high quantities of miners (20+) realize the value of the data center environment and are actively seeking qualified miner colocation hosts with the best service and pricing options.
Bitcoin Miner Hosting Colocation
Colocation is a smart choice for Crypto miners who want to buy their own mining gear and manage it themselves. Finding a qualified “miner friendly” data center colocation is not an easy task. The majority of the well-known data center companies such as Equinix, Digital Realty, TierPoint, Cologix, Coresite, etc., are unwilling to colocate miner gear because of the over abundance of power required, excessive cooling needs and the end user low budget expectations.
With the rising price of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies, several “miner only” type data centers have come into play. The US States of Washington and Oregon, well known for their cool, stable climate environments and cheap electricity, have attracted several miner only type data centers providers. Asicspace.com in Wenatchee and Bitcoinasichosting.com in Seattle are two of the most popular miner colocation hosting options in the area. Both of these companies have very limited space and capacity. Several other Bitcoin mining data centers are opening in Washington State in the near future. Please connect with us to see what is available.
Along with miner only facilities, QuoteColo has identified several “regional” data center companies that have are offering colocation space for miners. Instead of having space and power sit idle, they have decided to offer colo to miners for a fair and reasonable monthly price. Below is a quick list of USA and Canada KW pricing and “all in” Antminer S9 pricing (pricing and availability might change due to supply and demand).
Atlanta, Georgia – $125/kw, S9s $150-175/month
- Dallas, Texas – $150/kw, S9s $200/month
- Indiana/Illinois – $125/kw, S9s $162/month
- Houston, Texas – $115/kw, S9s $138/month
- Las Vegas, Nevada – $150/kw, S9s $225/month
- Montreal, Canada – $150/kw, $225/month
- Charlotte, North Carolina – $150/kw, $175/month
- Raleigh, North Carolina $175/kw, $225/month
- North Carolina – $150/kw, S9s $225/month
- Phoenix, Arizona – $175/kw, S9s $275/month
- Princeton, New Jersey – $150/kw, $150/month
- Quebec, Canada – $115/kw, $130/month
- Seattle, Washington $110/kw, $130/month
Please contact us for more details and volume discounts.
Bitcoin Mining Cloud Hosting
For miners and Crypto mining enthusiasts who do NOT want to manage gear, there are many options with a cloud/virtual environment. Cloud Miner Hosting (aka cloud hashing or hosted hashing) is a way to mine for Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies on a shared/virtual platform. All you need is an Internet connection, a computer, and a valid credit card and you can get started!
Advantages of Cloud Miner Hosting
- No loud and noisy machines to deal with
- No worries about expensive electricity bills, ventilation and cooling gear
- No 24×7 support needed
- No worries about equipment failure
Disadvantages of Cloud Mining Hosting
- Lower ROI because of the additional costs of hosting
- Lack of control over the miners
- You are at the will of the provider. If they fail, you are out of business.
- Security risks and complications
Bitcoin Mining Dedicated Server
Miners can find provider dedicated server providers but the ROI on standard dedicated server may not be profitable. Standard dedicated servers can compete versus Bitmain miners. The best way to move forward is to find a provider that will lease you a dedicated Bitman Antminer like an S9. Dedicated Antminer machines are more secure than a cloud option because you are not sharing resources and they are placed behind a private/dedicated firewall. Leasing a dedicated Antminer S9 will cost about $350/mo and you will not have to worry about the hardware, electric rates and cooling issues. If the Antminer fails, it will be replaced at no additional cost. There are very few providers that offer these type services but we can do our best to find you the best solutions.
If you are looking for a Bitcoin hosting solution, please fill out the form at the top of the page, email us at sales (at) quotecolo.com or call 888-400-5732. Our service is free and there is no obligation. Contact us today.