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An evaluation of Lonex

We, at, have selected 'Lonex' to be our current domain and hosting distributor. Hence we deem that this brief review of 'Lonex' is perchance going to be very useful for other individuals from all over the Globe who need domain name and web hosting solutions. We state individuals from all over the World, because the simple fact is that 'Lonex' presently delivers domain and hosting services in multiple datacenter facility locations: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, covering nearly the entire planet. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Lonex' in short:

Shared Site Hosting Plans

The first detail we, at, have detected is the modest prices of the shared website hosting services 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 website hosting plans offered by 'Lonex' are powered by an in-house invented, state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, web space hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being tackled by a different bunch of servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting firm on the Globe will have huge problems with, since cPanel is a one single server based web hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, site hosting CP, storage space, DNS, stats, etc., runs on one and the same web server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based web site hosting firms are unable to include new functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to design their own file system), which is the prerequisite of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared site hosting accounts, which are powered by an actual clustered site hosting solution. With a shared hosting account, each customer pays solely for his/her package, thus maintaining the web space hosting price really low (because a lot of clients are located on the same web hosting server). In brief, a shared hosting plan, which is being served by a clustered web site hosting solution, enables you to pay just for the reserves that you indeed need, avoiding a scenario where you pay for a feature-rich site hosting account that you cannot truly use, or for a tiny web space hosting plan that cannot accommodate your website. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with just 2 clicks gives you the flexibility to start with a small package and upgrade as your Internet presence grows. So, you economize capital that you can spend on advertising the web page while it is still brand new. Every hosting package provided by 'Lonex' arrives with an online site building tool and more than 40 popular script-driven software applications among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for site design services. 'Lonex' delivers shared web hosting plans in a number of different countries around the World. There is one data center in Chicago encompassing the US and Canada; 2 European datacenters - in Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific region. That way, nearly the whole World is encompassed to present you and your website's visitors with a steady and dependable web site hosting solution at a convenient place. All in all, the shared hosting accounts delivered 'Lonex' are really well appointed and come at a very attractive price (starting from $4.25 for the Personal plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To clients with little or no experience, a VPS may seem tough to administer. That's perhaps why 'Lonex' also stores semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its principal American data center in Chicago. Administering these packages is similar to administering a normal shared plan via a webspace hosting Control Panel user interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared hosting account such as a free website builder and a script installation tool, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated web server hosting package is many times larger than that of a shared site hosting package. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is about 5 times as much as compared with the shared webspace hosting plans. When contrasted with a shared web hosting account, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is immense: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted Top-Level Domain quota is a trend as well. The semi-dedicated server web hosting accounts do not arrive with root access (we, at, regard this as a small defect), but the good point is that they are managed through the same web hosting Control Panel tool as the shared web space hosting accounts. This hints that a familiar graphical user interface is available to all users who are not confident enough to manage a VPS web server, yet need more power and features than a virtual web hosting server can deliver. This is so due to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the resources of the very same powerful hyper-advanced web hosting servers as the ones which host the private virtual hosting server accounts, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical machine), whereas the private virtual servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to one hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by 'Lonex' can be classified as being very affordable (as far as cost is concerned), starting from $30.00 for the Semi-dedicated Plus package.

Dedicated Web Servers

In's opinion, huge sites such as social networks, community and business portals or famous web storefronts with thousands of clients demand a much more powerful web space hosting solution. It appears that the chaps from 'Lonex' have reached the same conclusion too. To satisfy its clients' demands, 'Lonex' supplies a bouquet of dedicated web servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That estimate stands on the hardware specifications the web servers ship with: multi-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, two thousand GB of disk space and Gigabit network cards will undoubtedly ensure the fast and stable performance of any kind of web site. According to 'Lonex', the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring websites. We, from, think that all dedicated server accounts supplied by 'Lonex' are also appropriate for beginning a hosting reseller business as each server arrives with free billing transaction software and a complimentary domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated hosting servers furnished by 'Lonex' are all unmanaged. We, at, consider this a minor weak point, which can be corrected by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $30.00 USD. So, if you demand support, the Managed Services upgrade includes a bunch of additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, web hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. Several site hosting CP (CP) interfaces are available with each of the dedicated hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) forecast is that the exceptional point-and-click File Manager offered by the Hepsia web page hosting Control Panel will probably render the use of any File Transfer Protocol client futile. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers offered by 'Lonex' don't seem to be very modestly priced (still the Hepsia webspace hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain name quotas will no doubt make you smile), commencing from $40.00 for the Optima 01 plan.