This talk will focus on the extra needs of running a colocated linux server. Everyone may find this lecture interesting: Its designed as a crash course in datacenter operations for those not looking to colocate, a hint of experience for those who are considering colocation, and a source of ideas for those who work in the datacenter environment. Topics covered: finding a datacenter & how they operate, hardware (sources for critical parts…think MTBF), software (what should you run), and settings (keeping up to date, backups on the cheep, hardware monitoring).