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A review of Lonex

We, at wantitall.biz, have chosen 'Lonex' to be our current domain name and hosting provider. Therefore we presume that this brief evaluation of 'Lonex' is probably going to be very useful for other folks from all over the World in need of domain name and web hosting solutions. We say folks from all around the Globe, because the simple fact is that 'Lonex' presently distributes domain and hosting services in multiple data center facility locations: in America (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering approximately the whole World. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Lonex' in short:

Shared Site Hosting Services

The initial thing we, at wantitall.biz, have observed is the low-cost prices of the shared web space hosting solutions provided 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 web site hosting plans supplied by 'Lonex' are powered by a custom devised, futuristic cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, web space hosting CP, web space, DNS, stats, etc., is being tackled by a different group of hosting servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting company in the World will have huge troubles with, since cPanel is a one single server based web site hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, web space hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, stats, etc., is being tackled by one and the same web server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel web hosting firms are not able to add additional functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they must construct their own file system), which is the basis of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web hosting plans, which are driven by a real clustered website hosting solution. With a shared plan, each client pays just for his/her plan, thus preserving the web hosting price really low (because a lot of users share one and the same web server). In short, a shared hosting plan, which is being served by a clustered website hosting system, permits you to pay just for the reserves that you really need, averting a scenario where you pay for a feature-rich web hosting package that you cannot really use, or for a basic web space hosting package that cannot shelter your site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to begin with a tiny package and upgrade as your web page grows. Hence, you save money that you can expend on promoting the website while it is still new. Each and every web space hosting package furnished by 'Lonex' ships with an online site builder and more than 40 popular script software applications such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for web site design services. 'Lonex' offers shared web space hosting accounts in a number of different geographical regions around the World. There is one server farm in Chicago encompassing the United States of America and Canada; 2 European server farm facilities - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. Thus, nearly the entire Earth is encompassed to provide you and your web page's visitors with a stable and fast website hosting solution at a desired location. All in all, the shared hosting plans supplied 'Lonex' are very well equipped and are available at an excellent price (starting from $3.95 for the Personal plan).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To users with little to no experience, a virtual private hosting server may appear tough to administer. That's probably why 'Lonex' also hosts semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main US data center in Chicago. Administering these packages is comparable to handling a conventional shared package through a web site hosting CP user interface. They have all the specs of a shared website hosting account such as a free-of-charge web site builder and a PHP script installer, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated web hosting server account is many times greater than that of a shared webspace hosting plan. For instance, the CPU power that can be used is nearly 5 times as much as compared with the shared website hosting accounts. When matched against a shared web site hosting plan, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted top-level domain name allowance is a norm too. The semi-dedicated server web hosting packages do not arrive with full server root access (we, at wantitall.biz, think that this is a slight negative point), but the good point is that they are administered via the same Control Panel interface as the shared web hosting plans. This means that a known GUI is available to all customers who do not feel confident enough to manage a VPS web server, but at the same time require more power and features than a private virtual web server can supply them with. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the reserves of the very same powerful avant-garde servers as the ones which host the VPS web server hosting plans, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is quite low (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical server), while the virtual servers can reach a much greater number (80 to a hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'Lonex' can be categorized as being amazingly cheap (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from $30.00 for the Semi-dedicated Plus package.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In wantitall.biz's opinion, big sites such as social networks, community and business portals or famous web shops with 1000s of customers call for a much more powerful web space hosting platform. It appears that the guys from 'Lonex' have come to the same conclusion too. To meet its clients' anticipations, 'Lonex' delivers an assortment of dedicated web servers that can manage millions of daily visits. That assessment is based on the hardware configurations the dedicated web servers sport: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of web space and Gigabit network interface cards will definitely guarantee the fast and stable performance of any type of site. In 'Lonex's opinion, the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more resource-demanding web sites. We, from wantitall.biz, believe that all dedicated server configurations delivered by 'Lonex' are also suitable for setting up a hosting reseller business as every hosting server provides free billing software platform and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated hosting servers delivered by 'Lonex' are all unmanaged. We, at wantitall.biz, regard this as a little inconvenience, which can be rectified by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $30.00 USD. So, if you demand support, the Managed Services upgrade offers a handful of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. Several web page hosting CP (CP) GUIs are offered with each of the dedicated web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (wantitall.biz's) prediction is that the superb point and click File Manager offered by the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel will possibly render the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol software futile. Our (wantitall.biz's) inference is that the dedicated servers provided by 'Lonex' don't seem to be very cheap (yet the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain name allowance will beyond doubt make you smile), beginning from $40.00 for the Optima 01 package.