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A review of Lonex

We, at, have selected 'Lonex' to be our current domain name and hosting vendor. This is why we imagine that this concise assessment of 'Lonex' is probably going to be quite useful for other folks from all over the Globe who are looking for domain name and web hosting services. We state people from all over the Globe, because the simple truth is that 'Lonex' presently delivers domain and hosting services in multiple datacenter locations: in North America (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, encompassing approximately the whole Globe. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could expect from 'Lonex' in brief:

Shared Web Hosting Services

The initial detail we, at, have spotted is the reasonable prices of the shared website hosting plans furnished by 'Lonex'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good news here is that the web page hosting plans provided by 'Lonex' are driven by an in-house devised, modern cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, like mail, databases, web space hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, runs on an individual group of servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting vendor on the Globe will have mammoth troubles with, since cPanel is a single server based website hosting platform (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, Control Panel, web space, DNS, statistics, etc., runs on one and the same server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel website hosting vendors are unable to add additional functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to build their own file system), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web site hosting packages, which are powered by a real clustered website hosting system. With a shared site hosting package, each client pays solely for his/her plan, thus keeping the web hosting price really low (because numerous customers are located on one and the same hosting server). In a few words, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a clustered web page hosting platform, permits you to pay only for the reserves that you really require, escaping a scenario where you pay for a high-end hosting plan that you cannot truly use, or for a basic hosting account that cannot shelter your web page. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with just 2 clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to start with a low-end package and upgrade as your web presence expands. Hence, you spare cash that you can spend on promoting the web site while it is still new. Each web site hosting plan delivered by 'Lonex' boasts an online website builder and more than forty widely used script-driven software applications like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for web page design services. 'Lonex' provides shared web space hosting plans in a number of different geographical regions around the World. There is one data center facility in Chicago covering the US and Canada; 2 European datacenters - in Great Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. Thus, approximately the whole World is covered to supply you and your web page's visitors with a stable and reliable hosting solution at a desired place. As a whole, the shared hosting accounts furnished 'Lonex' are very well stocked and are available at an excellent price (starting from $3.95 for the Personal plan).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To customers with little or no experience, a virtual private hosting server may appear difficult to manage. That's perhaps why 'Lonex' also keeps semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main North American datacenter in Chicago. Managing these accounts is similar to administering a conventional shared web page hosting plan via a web space hosting CP GUI. They have all the features of a shared hosting account such as a free web site building tool and a script installer, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated server package is many times greater than that of a shared web hosting account. For instance, the CPU power that can be used is nearly FIVE times as much as compared to the shared web hosting packages. When contrasted with a shared hosting plan, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted top-level domain name allowance is a standard as well. The semi-dedicated hosting server plans do not ship with complete root-level access (we, at, think that this is a tiny downside), but the advantage is that they are administered via the same hosting Control Panel GUI as the shared web site hosting plans. This goes to say that a recognizable graphical interface is accessible by all users who do not feel self-confident enough to handle a virtual private hosting server, but at the same time require more power and resources than a VPS server can give them. This is so because of the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the resources of the very same powerful avant-garde hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the virtual server packages, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical server), while the virtual private hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to one hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'Lonex' can be defined as being amazingly cheap (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $30.00 for the Semi-dedicated Plus package.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In's opinion, huge sites such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous online shops with 1000s of customers require a much more powerful webspace hosting platform. It seems that the blokes from 'Lonex' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To fulfil its users' anticipations, 'Lonex' supplies an assortment of dedicated web servers that can manage millions of daily visits. That estimation stands on the hardware specifications the dedicated hosting servers have: multi-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, 2000 GB of disk storage and Gigabit NICs will beyond doubt ensure the fast and steady performance of any kind of web site. In 'Lonex's opinion, the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring sites. We, from, think that all dedicated server configurations provided by 'Lonex' are also suitable for beginning a hosting reseller business as each web server ships with free-of-charge billing transaction software and a cost-free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated servers offered by 'Lonex' are all unmanaged. We, at, deem this a tiny problem, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly tax of $30.00 USD. So, if you need assistance, the Managed Services upgrade provides an assortment of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A selection of web site hosting Control Panel (CP) interfaces are offered with each of the dedicated web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) forecast is that the great point-and-click File Manager available in the Hepsia CP will possibly make the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol software pointless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers provided by 'Lonex' don't seem to be very modestly priced (still the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will beyond doubt make you smile), beginning from $40.00 for the Optima 01 plan.