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An assessment of Lonex

We, at, have chosen 'Lonex' to be our current domain name and web hosting distributor. Therefore we anticipate that this brief evaluation of 'Lonex' is perchance going to be very helpful for other people from all around the Globe in search for domain name and web hosting services. We state people from all around the World, because the mere truth is that 'Lonex' presently distributes domain and hosting services in numerous datacenter facility sites: in the USA (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, encompassing nearly the whole planet. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Lonex' in a few words:

Shared Site Hosting Services

The initial thing we, at, have perceived is the cheap prices of the shared web site hosting solutions supplied by 'Lonex'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the hosting plans offered by 'Lonex' are powered by a custom invented, avant-garde cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, like mail, databases, hosting CP, data storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being handled by an independent pack of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting firm in the World will have considerable troubles with, since cPanel is a one-server based web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, web space hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being served by one single web server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based web space hosting companies are not able to include new functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they need to invent their own file platform), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web space hosting packages, which are driven by an actual cloud webspace hosting solution. With a shared hosting plan, each customer pays solely for his/her account, thus retaining the price very low (because lots of customers share the same web hosting server). In a few words, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a cloud hosting platform, permits you to pay just for the reserves that you indeed need, evading a situation where you pay for an advanced web space hosting account that you cannot really utilize, or for a basic web space hosting account that cannot handle your website. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with just 2 clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to begin with a low-end package and upgrade as your Internet presence grows. In this way, you spare cash that you can spend on publicizing the web site while it is still new. Every web space hosting plan supplied by 'Lonex' boasts an online site building tool and over 40 widely used script software platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for web design services. 'Lonex' provides shared hosting solutions in several different geographical regions around the World. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; 2 European datacenter facilities - in England and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. That way, practically the entire Earth is covered to present you and your visitors with a steady and reliable web site hosting solution at a convenient location. On the whole, the shared hosting plans offered 'Lonex' are quite well furnished and are available at a cut-rate price (beginning from $4.25 for the Personal package).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To users with little to no practice, a virtual web server may appear tough to administer. That's probably why 'Lonex' also offers semi-dedicated servers in its principal North American datacenter facility in Chicago. Administering these plans is similar to handling a regular shared site hosting account via a hosting CP tool. They have all the functionalities of a shared web hosting package such as a fee-free site builder and a web app installation tool, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated web hosting plan is many times larger than that of a shared web page hosting package. For example, the CPU power that can be utilized is nearly FIVE times as much as compared with the shared web page hosting plans. When compared to a shared web site hosting plan, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is great: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted Top-Level Domain allowance is a trend as well. The semi-dedicated server hosting packages do not ship with full root privileges (we, at, deem this a little problem), but the good point is that they are managed via the very same web page hosting Control Panel tool as the shared webspace hosting plans. This goes to say that a familiar graphical user interface is available to all customers who are not confident enough to manage a virtual private web hosting server, but at the same time need more power and resources than a private virtual web server can bestow on them. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the resources of the very same powerful high-class servers as the ones which host the virtual private web server packages, however, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to 30 per server), whereas the Virtual Private Servers can reach a much higher number (80 to 120 per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'Lonex' can be labeled as being very cheap (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from $30.00 for the Semi-dedicated Plus plan.

Dedicated Servers

According to, large web sites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or popular online storefronts with 1000s of customers call for a much more powerful web hosting platform. It seems that the folks from 'Lonex' have come to the same conclusion as well. To answer its clients' demands, 'Lonex' delivers a bouquet of dedicated web hosting servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That assessment is based on the hardware configurations the dedicated web hosting servers boast: many-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of disk space and Gigabit network cards will no doubt ensure the fast and stable performance of any sort of site. According to 'Lonex', the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding web sites. We, from, consider that all dedicated server configurations provided by 'Lonex' are also suitable for setting up a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated server provides free-of-cost invoice transaction software platform and a complimentary domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web hosting servers supplied by 'Lonex' are all unmanaged. We, at, deem this a small inconvenience, which can be corrected by paying a monthly fee of $30.00 USD. So, if you are in need of backing, the Managed Services upgrade provides a number of additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. A number of web site hosting CP (CP) interfaces are offered with each of the dedicated hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) forecast is that the splendid drag-and-drop File Manager included in the Hepsia web site hosting CP will possibly render the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol software futile. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers offered by 'Lonex' don't appear to be very cheap (still the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain quotas will no doubt make you smile), starting from $40.00 for the Optima 01 plan.