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Informal tech chatter from the geeks of Northern Colorado’s largest commercially available data center

Cloud, Circuits and Colocation – A few tech terms from the FRII-clopedia

custom wireless internet and colocation server hosting


You’re reading at home, when your wife asks you to put a few priceless pictures she just of your newborn baby on the cloud so she can save them for a lifetime of memories. Ever wonder where those files go, and what “the cloud” really is? Meet VPS, or Virtual Private Server. VPS is like a virtual parking lot for your files. Instead of having dedicated hardware at your location, VPS hosting allows you to store your information on a larger, physical server. For businesses, it’s a way to add space as you need it, reduce overhead costs, and ensure uptime.


No, we’re not talking about jumping jacks and lunges. Computer circuits and circuit boards act like a nervous system inside of your computers and mobile devices. Like in a human body, they connect the dots to make all interactions happen, from everything that you see on your computer screen, to every time you move your mouse.


Probably a word you’ve heard, but… Colocation, colocation server hosting, or colo, offers both safety and enhanced performance by providing access to a physical location for a customer’s hardware and software. Colocation data centers are properly cooled, and equipped with the power, bandwidth and physical security to store your data, host your websites, and provide total peace of mind.

FRII Fort Collins internet, VPS and Colocation Server Hosting

While it may sound intimidating, at FRII we’ve got you covered with a state-of-the-art Network Operations Center staffed with technicians available to assist you anytime, day or night, 365 days a year. Our fully redundant and extremely high-speed connections to multiple Internet backbone networks give you scalability and cost effectiveness for your bandwidth needs.

The bottom line is you want your technology to work, and you have no time for downtime. If you’re looking for a full-service Fort Collins internet provider that serves Northern Colorado, Colorado and beyond with trusted VPS or colocation server hosting, be sure to contact FRII today!

Find Out Why FRII is the Best VPS Provider in Northern Colorado!

Best VPS ProviderAre you outgrowing your dedicated server for your small business? Then it may be time to look into the best VPS provider in Northern Colorado. Here at FRII, we provide the best dedicated virtual server hosting for your business at a moment’s notice. We know that you might be in a situation where you aren’t quite ready to purchase a high-end dedicated server and that is why a VPS provider offering a quality web hosting solution could be the best fit for you.

One of the best advantages of having dedicated virtual server hosting is that while you are using a shared server, you are sharing a server with considerably fewer sites per server. So you can rest assured knowing that your site won’t share resources with other sites on the server and your site lives on its own part of the server, with its own operating system, stand-alone storage, dedicated RAM and a personal data limit. This is what allows us to keep the performance up and the cost down for your VPS solutions.

While most VPS providers make you use the operating system that they already have installed, we have fully customizable options which allow you to use Windows or Linux as your operating systems. We also have the functionality to utilize IPv4 or IPv6 connectivity, depending on your preferences.

Lastly, we have 24/7 network operations center support which we believe helps set us apart as the best VPS provider available. You’ll never have to speak to an answering machine or computer when you call in. There’s no room for delay when your hosting service needs attention.

So if you are interested in utilizing our VPS solutions for your business, you can reach us on our website, fill out a form, stop in our shop or call us at 800-935-6527.

Speed Up with Fiber Optic Business Internet by FRII

Fiber Optic Business Internet

Did you know that fiber optic internet can download a 4MB, 4-minute song as fast as 0.03 seconds? Your average broadband 1Mbps speed will download that same song in roughly 30 seconds. Now, let’s consider this example… Imagine that you’re faced with a 10GB file restoration at your business. If you are using your standard 1Mbps connection to restore that, it could take up to one full day to complete that download. When comparing that to the fiber optic business internet we offer at FRII, you can download that exact same 10GB file in roughly one minute and twenty seconds. That is why fiber optic internet is so powerful and a huge advantage for your business if you are facing bandwidth issues.

We believe we offer the best fiber optic business internet in Colorado and that we can fully meet your businesses needs in an affordable and reliable manner. Our systems are also designed to scale with you should your bandwidth needs continue to grow. An added benefit of having fiber optic internet is that signal strength is generally much higher than DSL, Ethernet, or with WiFi. So, you’ll have less down time or dropped connections when your company is plugged into our fiber optic network.

With all of the advantages that fiber optic internet offers to your business, it makes sense to consider it as an option. You’ll experience cost savings into the future and you won’t need new infrastructure. Additionally, you’ll also experience cost savings by less lost time due to slow internet speeds. There really is no reason to continue using antiquated internet options for your business when the future is here. Be sure to give us a call at FRII so we can show you what fiber optic internet can do for you!

Make Sure You Have A Disaster Recovery Plan In Place

Disaster Recovery

What would happen to your business if disaster struck and you didn’t have a disaster recovery plan in place? How would your business survive if you didn’t have an internet company on hand that provided a disaster recovery server to make sure your most important information stayed safe? These are questions you really need to ask yourself if you are moving more of your data into a digital environment and if you are relying more and more on computers & technology to keep your business running smoothly.

We all hope that nothing happens, but we all know accidents happen. It may be a bad storm, it could be water damage, fire damage, mold or you may suffer as a victim of cyber intrusion. This is why it is so important to have a disaster recovery server through FRII. We have disaster recovery plans available so that you will never miss a beat if the worst were to happen. We make sure that you will maintain access to your company records, data, information and anything else you choose to backup on our servers. If you wouldn’t know what you would do if your computers went down or if you lost everything in a fire or storm, then you should look into what FRII has to offer.

We are here to keep you up and running and provide multiple services that you can take advantage of should you ever need to utilize them. We offer a business continuity suite as well should your disaster be more than just hardware. You are more than just a number to us and that is why we believe we offer what is far beyond normal for those companies who utilize us for their continuity plans.

So take a look at the solutions we offer at and let us make sure your business keeps running smoothly no matter what happens.

We Offer The Best Colocation Hosting On The Market

Colocation HostingIf you are looking for colocation pricing, then you probably already know enough about what you expect your colocation hosting provider to bring to the table. That is where we set ourselves apart as the best colocation providers in Colorado. We have put in the effort, invested in the resources and built the customer service needed to put ourselves in a position to be the best colocation provider in Colorado. We want to be able to provide that to you and here is what we have to offer.

For starters, we are here for you 24/7. It doesn’t matter what time of day or what day of the week. Holidays too. We have someone on site and available to help you every single day of the year. If you are having issues with your colocation service, we know you need support immediately and that is why we offer this benefit for you. We want to make sure that you are never down, you never have to leave a message and we want to make sure you never feel frustrated that you wish you were able to get a hold of your colocation provider.

Now, what does our colocation hosting package offer you? A few things to say the least. It allows you to have multiple secure servers to keep your business up and running. It allows you to have your servers in a secured location that has multiple NOC backup power connections and redundant bandwidth connections. So you’ll always be able to connect to your server and never go down.

So if you are looking for a quote on what colocation pricing would look like for you. Give us a call at 970-212-0700 and speak with one of our sales engineers today. We’ll be sure to give you the answers you looking for and recommend the best solution that fits your budget the first time. Call us today!

Weeding Through The Minutiae On Buzzwords and Tech Words


Fort Collins InternetAre you on the cloud? There are so many buzzwords when it comes to the internet, it can be easy to get lost. We use terminology day in and day out, but do you know what the word actually means. We’ve gathered some buzzwords here as your Northern Colorado Internet provider to help you get a grasp on what these words reference.

Cloud – A virtual private server (VPS) where you store your files, instead of having dedicated hardware on location.

VPS Hosting – A place store your information on part of a larger, physical server, aka virtual server VPS. As you need more space overtime you can upgrade to support your needs. It’s a great way to reduce overhead costs and have quality Fort Collins Internet experts by your side.

Dedicated Servers – Computer hardware specifically dedicated to your business’ network. At FRII, you choose the operating system, and daily on-site or off-site backups.

Colocation – Also known as colocation server hosting, a third-party data center, like FRII, where your business has a secure server or multiple secure servers, based off your needs. This is safer option because your data is in a secure, temperature-regulated facility, and you’ll always be able to connect to your server from your business or outside of the office.

Disaster Recovery – Building fires, flooding, hurricanes, and tornadoes can happen. However, it’s more likely to have a server malfunction, then what happens to all your data? Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity solutions at FRII include: colocation, dedicated servers, virtual private servers, and backup business continuity suites.

Internet – WWW (World Wide Web) a global computer network allowing you to connect and exchange information.

WiFi / Wi-Fi – Is an acronym for Wireless Fidelity. Allowing computers, mobile phones and other devices to connect to the internet.

Web Hosting – A data file storage and access place for your website. After you type in a domain, “www,” the internet seeks the IP address and reads the information from where the files are saved or hosted.

Email Hosting – A web hosting service that operates email servers.

Well as you can see, as your Fort Collins Internet provider, we keep our ear to the ground and make sure we know what buzzwords are worth following and which ones are overused jargon. The next time that you are looking at your Northern Colorado Internet options, be sure to check out FRII for all of your internet needs!


Fiber Optic Business Internet

Fiber Optic Business InternetAs your business grows, so do your demands for the type of internet speed that can handle your work load. That is why we offer fiber optic business internet packages for the business who needs a professional level of bandwidth on a daily basis. Our reliable, flexible & scalable fiber optic internet solutions offer guaranteed upstream & downstream data transmissions at speeds ranging from 3Mbps to 1Gbps. Not only that, but our team of experts here at FRII are available to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week should an issue ever arise. We pride ourselves on having a technician available whenever you need one so you never have to wait to have your internet problems looked at.

Why would you need fiber optic internet? Well fiber optic business internet is the fastest form of broadband technology and it offers the greatest speeds of data transmission at the highest quality rates. If you are ever sending data over long distances, fiber optics are superior modes of transmission when comparing to DSL or cable internet. One more feature is that fiber optic is able to scale up in terms of data transmission without many infrastructure upgrades by nearly 1,000 times. This allows you to avoid any costly internet upgrades for decades to come. This is one of the best features of fiber optic internet, it positions you to be prepared for the future without any additional costs when the time comes.

So when you are ready to make the decision to upgrade your internet to something better positioned for the future of your company. Give us a call at FRII, fill out a form on our website or swing by our office. We would be happy to talk to you about how fiber optic internet can help you now and in the future!

Colocation Pricing

Colocation PricingIf you’ve determined that you need colocation for your business, then you are probably in the next step of the process, which is figuring out colocation pricing. We understand that the current position you are in is one that requires not only the right budget but the right capabilities to make sure your growing business can grow and be protected properly.

We determine our colocation pricing based on a few factors that you can feel comfortable in discussing with us. We want to make sure that you know you have access to our expert technicians 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It’s important for you to know that we use redundant bandwidth connections as well so you’ll always be able to connect to your server for your business. Our team of top-notch colocation solutions running on our redundant system will be sure to keep you up and running no matter what the situation is. That is the type of service that you need so you have peace of mind.

When we build out colocation pricing quotes, we make sure that not only is it the right fit for you, but we want to make sure that the program can scale with you as well. We know that where you are today is not where you’ll be in five years and the easiest transition to handle your needs down the road is the best approach that we believe in. The more data you have, the more trust you need from your colocation provider and that is why we are in this business. To make sure that you’ll never lose a single piece of information that your business relies on.

If you’re interested in renting space on one of our collocated servers, email us at or call us at 970.212.0700 and we’ll get a custom quote for you!

To Go Where No Wi-Fi Has Gone Before: Custom Wireless Ethernet For Rural Internet Areas

Rural InternetWi-Fi is everywhere, well, kind of. Wi-Fi is everywhere urban. All the cafes have it. Even cities offer free Wi-Fi in some cases but what if you do not have access to the Wi-Fi because you live in an undeserved rural internet area. You may shop around to big box Internet services and think that you have no coverage in your area. This is all too wrong.

There is hope. There is Custom Wireless Ethernet.

Custom Wireless Internet is 10 Gigabit Ethernet. It is a higher quality Ethernet that delivers at faster speeds and has a wider range of coverage. This enables Wi-Fi to be available in places where it has never been before.

How does it work?

By utilizing existing infrastructure in the city, it is possible to get the fastest, most reliable network service no matter where you live. FRII’s fiber ring utilizes existing Platte River Power Authority underground cable to enable the fastest, most reliable network in Northern Colorado. A Fiber option uses several rings of fiber so in the event of breakage you still get the ultimate service.

What can you expect?

  • Close to zero latency
  • Speeds of 20 Mbps  / up to 10000 Mbps dedicated
  • Fully synchronous download/upload
  • 24x7x365 local support and network monitoring
  • Access to 2 independent, 10 Gbps Internet connections delivered right to your office
  • Moreover, no wait time; speeds are upgraded the same day as requested.

Gone are the days where you have to struggle with no rural internet. The solution to all your Internet woes is inside this fiber optic cable.

When is it Available?

This may seem futuristic if you have suffered from no Wi-Fi for a long period. However, this is available to you now. FRII has customizable solutions for your family or business if you are in an area that would need rural internet access.



Disaster VPS Recovery

VPS RecoveryWhen I say, ‘Disaster VPS Recovery’, as a business owner, what do you think? Perhaps it is something along the lines of, ‘Does my current provider back up my data properly?’ or ‘Did I select that package with my current web host?’ or maybe it’s simply, ‘What is Disaster VPS Recovery and do I need it?’.

All of those are good questions and all of those are what you should be asking your server host & internet provider. If you do not have a business continuity plan and the appropriate company to support that, then your business could come to a screeching halt should your servers crash, cloud go down and/or any other number of technical issues that would leave you dead in the water.

That is why we offer Disaster VPS Recovery here at FRII. Because when disaster strikes, the livelihood of your business is at stake and you need to be back up and running in the shortest time possible. We know that you cannot wait weeks to have your services returned and we know the cost of not only time, but of money to rebuild and repopulate the data your company relies on to operate.

We offer redundant power & internet connections, multiple on-site generator backups & we can increase your bandwidth and space needs as your business grows. We offer top of the line solutions to support any size business and all of our plans are designed with instant scalability for instant responsiveness when you need it.

Here at FRII, we pride ourselves on being a one-stop-shop for all of your business data center needs and we’re happy to show you how we are the best fit for you.

If you’re interested in taking the next step forward in securing your business online, email us at: or call us at 970.212.0700.