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An assessment of Lonex

We, at twoguysandagofer.com, have selected 'Lonex' to be our current domain and web hosting supplier. Hence we imagine that this short evaluation of 'Lonex' is perchance going to be very useful for other individuals from all over the World who are looking for domain name and web hosting solutions. We state people from all around the World, since the simple fact is that 'Lonex' presently delivers domain and hosting services in numerous server farm locations: in America (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, embracing approximately the whole planet. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Lonex' in a nutshell:

Shared Web Site Hosting Packages

The first thing we, at twoguysandagofer.com, have detected is the low prices of the shared website hosting plans supplied by 'Lonex'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good news here is that the hosting packages supplied by 'Lonex' are driven by an in-house devised, advanced cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, website hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, stats, etc., is being run on a separate host of hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting firm in the World will have immense difficulties with, since cPanel is a single server based web site hosting platform (each hosting service, like mail, databases, hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being tackled by one and the same web server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based site hosting companies are not able to add extra functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to make their own file system), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared site hosting plans, which are powered by an authentic clustered web hosting solution. With a shared website hosting plan, each customer pays only for his/her account, thus maintaining the webspace hosting price amazingly low (since multiple clients share the same web server). In short, a shared hosting account, which runs on a cloud website hosting system, permits you to pay just for the resources that you really demand, refraining from a situation where you pay for a high-end web page hosting account that you cannot actually utilize, or for a low-end site hosting plan that cannot handle your web page. The option to upgrade your account from one package to another with only two clicks gives you the flexibility to kick off with a basic package and upgrade as your online presence grows. So, you spare cash that you can expend on promoting the site while it is still new. Each web hosting plan delivered by 'Lonex' comes with an online website building tool and more than 40 popular script platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for web page design solutions. 'Lonex' offers shared site hosting services in several different countries across the Globe. There is one server farm in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; two European datacenters - in England and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific region. Hence, nearly the whole World is encompassed to present you and your visitors with a steady and fast web hosting solution at a desired location. On the whole, the shared hosting accounts delivered 'Lonex' are very well furnished and come at an excellent price (starting from $3.95 for the Personal package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To people with little to no practice, a virtual private hosting server may appear troublesome to handle. That's probably why 'Lonex' also houses semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main North American server farm facility in Chicago. Handling these accounts is comparable to managing a regular shared web hosting package via a hosting CP interface. They have all the features of a shared site hosting account such as a free-of-charge web site builder and a web application installer, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated hosting account is many times greater than that of a shared web page hosting plan. For example, the central processing unit power that can be used is almost FIVE times as much as compared with the shared hosting plans. When compared to a shared account, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain name quota is a principle as well. The semi-dedicated web server hosting plans do not include complete server root access (we, at twoguysandagofer.com, think of this as a tiny defect), but the benefit is that they are managed through the very same CP interface as the shared web site hosting plans. This goes to say that a familiar graphical environment is offered to all clients who are not confident enough to administer a VPS web hosting server, yet need more power and reserves than a virtual private hosting server can confer to them. This is like that because the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the system resources of the very same powerful avant-garde servers as the ones which host the virtual server packages, however, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to thirty per server), while the virtual private hosting servers can reach a much greater number (80 to one hundred and twenty per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'Lonex' can be categorized as being amazingly affordable (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $30.00 for the Semi-dedicated Plus package.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

In twoguysandagofer.com's opinion, huge websites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or popular web storefronts with 1000s of customers require a much more powerful web space hosting solution. It seems that the guys from 'Lonex' have arrived at the same conclusion too. To fulfil its customers' requirements, 'Lonex' supplies a number of dedicated web hosting servers that can tackle millions of daily visits. That assessment rests on the hardware specs the servers have: multi-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of disk space and Gigabit network interface cards will beyond doubt guarantee the quick and stable 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 twoguysandagofer.com, believe that all dedicated server accounts offered by 'Lonex' are also suitable for initiating a hosting reseller business as every dedicated web hosting server ships with free-of-cost billing software platform and a complimentary domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web hosting servers offered by 'Lonex' are all unmanaged. We, at twoguysandagofer.com, regard this as a small problem, which can be rectified by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $30.00 USD. So, if you need backing, the Managed Services upgrade includes several extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A bouquet of Control Panel (CP) GUIs are available with each of the dedicated servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (twoguysandagofer.com's) prediction is that the magnificent point and click File Manager included in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel will probably render the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol software useless. Our (twoguysandagofer.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers provided by 'Lonex' don't seem to be very modestly priced (still the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain name quotas will beyond doubt make you smile), starting from $40.00 for the Optima 01 plan.