All of us have to deal with hosting from time to time. We spent some time gathering together a few decent sites where you can learn about the ins and outs of hosting from professionals who do it for a living.
One such site we found quite informative is from a cloud based data center that discusses all things related to hosting. Another which gives a detailed overview of all kinds of data centers is this one. This is a Cisco site and is extremely detailed. Yet another that gets into some more obscure details of data center construction is this one.
Finding the best place to host your servers can be extremely complicated. There are literally hundreds of choices, with many cloud-based nowadays so if you do not already have your own servers this may be a good option. Amazon has a huge hosting operation based in a garage in Northern Va. next to Mae East, so if you want to be next to the Internet backbone, this is a great option.