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A review of Lonex

We, at, have picked 'Lonex' to be our present domain name and hosting vendor. This is why we think that this short assessment of 'Lonex' is perchance going to be quite useful for other folks from all around the Globe who need domain name and web hosting solutions. We say people from all over the Globe, because the mere fact is that 'Lonex' currently distributes domain and hosting services in numerous server farm facility sites: in America (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering nearly the whole Globe. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Lonex' in short:

Shared Web Site Hosting Packages

The initial detail we, at, have discerned is the reasonable prices of the shared hosting solutions supplied by 'Lonex'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the site hosting packages furnished by 'Lonex' are powered by an in-house invented, innovative cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, stats, etc., is being run on a different bunch of servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting vendor on the Globe will have colossal difficulties with, since cPanel is a one single server based web site hosting environment (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, web space hosting CP, data storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being dealt with by one and the same hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel web hosting vendors are unable to include extra functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they must make their own file platform), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared hosting packages, which are driven by an authentic cloud web space hosting system. With a shared website hosting plan, each client pays only for his/her plan, thus retaining the website hosting price really low (because multiple users utilize the same web server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting package, which is being served by a cloud web hosting solution, enables you to pay solely for the resources that you indeed demand, precluding a situation where you pay for a feature-rich webspace hosting plan that you cannot truly use, or for a tiny web hosting plan that cannot host your web page. The option to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to start with a small plan and upgrade as your web page grows. In this way, you economize funds that you can expend on promoting the site while it is still brand new. Every web hosting account supplied by 'Lonex' comes with an online web site builder and over 40 popular script platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for website design services. 'Lonex' provides shared web space hosting accounts in several different regions across the Globe. There is one data center facility in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; two European datacenters - in the United Kingdom and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific region. That way, nearly the entire Earth is covered to present you and your visitors with a stable and reliable site hosting service at a convenient place. On the whole, the shared hosting accounts provided 'Lonex' are quite well appointed and come at a cut-rate price (beginning from $3.95 for the Personal plan).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To clients with little to no experience, a virtual private web server may appear troublesome to manage. That's perhaps why 'Lonex' also hosts semi-dedicated servers in its main American server farm in Chicago. Handling these packages is similar to administering a standard shared web hosting account through a web page hosting CP tool. They have all the functionalities of a shared webspace hosting account such as a fee-free website builder and a PHP script installation tool, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated web hosting plan is many times greater than that of a shared web space hosting account. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is nearly 5 times as much as compared with the shared packages. When compared with a shared web hosting account, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is immense: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted Top-Level Domain quota is a rule as well. The semi-dedicated hosting server plans do not offer root privileges (we, at, deem this a minor downside), but the advantage is that they are managed through the same hosting CP GUI as the shared website hosting packages. This means that a familiar graphical interface is available to all users who do not feel confident enough to manage a private virtual web hosting server, yet are in need of more power and features than a VPS web server can furnish them with. This is like that because of the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the reserves of the very same powerful leading edge web hosting servers as the ones which host the private virtual server hosting packages, still, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is quite small (somewhere between twenty to 30 per server), while the private virtual web servers can reach a much greater number (80 to 120 per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'Lonex' can be dubbed as being very affordable (as far as price is concerned), commencing from $30.00 for the Semi-dedicated Plus package.

Dedicated Web Servers

In's opinion, big sites such as social networks, community and business portals or famous online shops with 1000s of customers require a much more powerful website hosting platform. It seems that the fellows from 'Lonex' have come to the same conclusion as well. To live up to its users' demands, 'Lonex' delivers a selection of dedicated hosting servers that can manage millions of daily visits. That assessment stands on the hardware specs the dedicated web hosting servers come with: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, 2000 GB of storage space and Gigabit NICs will beyond doubt guarantee the quick and steady work of any type of site. In 'Lonex's opinion, the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-requiring web sites. We, from, deem that all dedicated server accounts delivered by 'Lonex' are also suitable for beginning a hosting reseller business as each dedicated hosting server offers free invoicing software and a cost-free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web hosting servers delivered by 'Lonex' are all unmanaged. We, at, deem this a minor inconvenience, which can be righted by paying a monthly fee of $30.00 USD. So, if you are in need of backing, the Managed Services upgrade provides several supplementary services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated web server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. Several Control Panel (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the dedicated web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prognosis is that the remarkable drag-and-drop File Manager added in the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel will possibly make the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol client pointless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Lonex' don't appear to be very inexpensive (yet the Hepsia webspace hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will undoubtedly make you smile), commencing from $65.00 for the Optima 01 package.