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See also: co-host


Alternative forms[edit]


co- +‎ host


cohost (plural cohosts)

  1. A joint host alongside another (compare costar).



cohost (third-person singular simple present cohosts, present participle cohosting, simple past and past participle cohosted)

  1. To act as a joint host.
  2. (computing, transitive) To store data or applications on a shared server (as in web hosting).
    • 2006, Hossein Bidgoli, Handbook of Information Security
      Generally speaking, in a shared computing system, such as a server farm shared by multiple cohosted Web sites, common resources can be categorized into two different types: those shared in time and those shared in space.
    • 2011, Michael Michael & Hector Linares, Mastering Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, →ISBN, page 52:
      If you choose to cohost specific components on the same server (e.g., VMM server and database), please keep in mind that each has its own performance characteristics and resource requirements.
    • 2015, Byron Wright & ‎Brian Svidergol, Virtualizing Desktops and Apps with Windows Server 2012 R2 Inside Out, →ISBN:
      For small and midsize scenarios, which commonly address an environment with a small number of users and few packages in a single geographical site, you might cohost all of the roles on a single server.
    • 2016, Jordan Krause, Mastering Windows Server 2016, →ISBN, page 115:
      However, it is not a Microsoft-recommended installation path and you should build your CAs on their own servers; try not to cohost them with other roles whenever possible.