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An evaluation of Lonex

We, at dmadventist.org, have picked 'Lonex' to be our current domain and web hosting vendor. This is why we anticipate that this concise evaluation of 'Lonex' is perchance going to be very useful for other individuals from all around the World who need domain name and web hosting solutions. We state people from all around the World, because the mere fact is that 'Lonex' currently distributes domain and hosting services in multiple server farm locations: in North America (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, encompassing approximately the whole Earth. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Lonex' in short:

Shared Web Page Hosting Services

The first detail we, at dmadventist.org, have detected is the inexpensive prices of the shared web space 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 thing here is that the site hosting packages delivered by 'Lonex' are driven by an in-house built, modern cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, like mail, databases, webspace hosting CP, data storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being run on an individual host of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting provider in the World will have big problems with, because cPanel is a one-server based web space hosting platform (each hosting service, such as email, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being tackled by a single server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel web site hosting corporations cannot add extra functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to create their own file platform), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared webspace hosting plans, which are powered by an authentic clustered website hosting solution. With a shared website hosting package, each client pays solely for his/her account, thus retaining the site hosting price very low (since lots of customers are hosted on the same web hosting server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting account, which runs on a clustered website hosting solution, enables you to pay only for the reserves that you actually need, escaping a scenario where you pay for a high-end web hosting plan that you cannot actually use, or for a small web space hosting account that cannot accommodate your site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with just two clicks grants you the flexibility to begin with a basic package and upgrade as your website grows. Hence, you economize money that you can expend on publicizing the web site while it is still new. Each and every hosting account offered by 'Lonex' comprises an online site builder and over 40 widely used script-driven platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for website design solutions. 'Lonex' offers shared web hosting solutions in several different countries across the Globe. There is one datacenter in Chicago covering the USA and Canada; 2 European data centers - in Great Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. Thus, approximately the whole Globe is covered to provide you and your site's visitors with a stable and dependable web site hosting solution at a nearby location. As a whole, the shared hosting services provided 'Lonex' are really well furnished and come at a very inexpensive price (beginning from $3.95 for the Personal package).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To users with little to no experience, a private virtual hosting server may seem difficult to manage. That's perhaps why 'Lonex' also stores semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its principal US datacenter in Chicago. Administering these plans is similar to administering a regular shared webspace hosting account through a web site hosting Control Panel GUI. They have all the specs of a shared website hosting package such as a free-of-cost web site building tool and a script installer, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated hosting plan is many times bigger than that of a shared web site hosting account. For example, the CPU power that can be used is about 5 times as much as compared to the shared web site hosting packages. When matched against a shared web space hosting plan, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted top-level domain name quota is a standard as well. The semi-dedicated web server hosting packages do not arrive with root-level access (we, at dmadventist.org, consider this a minor downside), but the good point is that they are managed via the same webspace hosting CP tool as the shared web page hosting accounts. This suggests that a recognizable graphical user interface is available to all customers who do not feel confident enough to manage a private virtual server, yet need more power and system resources than a private virtual server can give them. This is like that because of the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the system resources of the same powerful leading edge web servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS web hosting plans, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is quite low (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical server), whereas the virtual private web hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to 120 per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'Lonex' can be labeled as being quite cheap (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from $30.00 for the Semi-dedicated Plus package.

Dedicated Servers

According to dmadventist.org, large sites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or popular online storefronts with 1000s of clients request a much more powerful hosting solution. It seems that the folks from 'Lonex' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To answer its users' anticipations, 'Lonex' provides a bouquet of dedicated servers that can handle millions of daily visits. That estimate stands on the hardware specs the dedicated servers ship with: multi-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, two thousand GB of disk space and Gigabit NICs will undoubtedly ensure the fast and steady performance of any kind of website. In 'Lonex's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-requiring web sites. We, from dmadventist.org, consider that all dedicated server specs delivered by 'Lonex' are also appropriate for setting up a hosting reseller business as every hosting server provides free-of-charge billing software and a bonus domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web servers offered by 'Lonex' are all unmanaged. We, at dmadventist.org, consider this a tiny disadvantage, which can be rectified by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $30.00 USD. So, if you require support, the Managed Services upgrade includes a handful of extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A number of webspace hosting CP (CP) interfaces are offered with each of the dedicated web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (dmadventist.org's) prognosis is that the impressive point-and-click File Manager added in the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel will possibly make the use of any File Transfer Protocol client useless. Our (dmadventist.org's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers offered by 'Lonex' don't appear to be very cheap (still the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will doubtlessly make you smile), beginning from $65.00 for the Optima 01 package.