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An evaluation of Lonex

We, at, have chosen 'Lonex' to be our current domain and hosting distributor. Hence we deem that this short evaluation of 'Lonex' is maybe going to be very useful for other folks from all over the Globe who are searching for domain name and web hosting services. We state individuals from all around the World, because the simple truth is that 'Lonex' presently furnishes domain and hosting services in numerous server farm locations: in North America (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, covering approximately the entire planet. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Lonex' in a few words:

Shared Site Hosting Accounts

The first detail we, at, have noticed is the budget prices of the shared webspace hosting plans supplied by 'Lonex'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the site hosting packages provided by 'Lonex' are driven by an in-house devised, avant-garde cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, website hosting CP, data storage, DNS, statistics, etc., runs on an independent bunch of servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting corporation in the World will have immense predicaments with, since cPanel is a one single server based web site hosting environment (each web hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, webspace hosting CP, web space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being dealt with by a single server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel website hosting companies cannot include extra functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to invent their own file system), which is the basis of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web space hosting plans, which are powered by an authentic clustered site hosting solution. With a shared web site hosting plan, each customer pays just for his/her plan, thus preserving the price very low (since plenty of users use the same server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting account, which runs on a cloud site hosting solution, permits you to pay just for the resources that you indeed require, evading a scenario where you pay for a high-end website hosting package that you cannot actually utilize, or for a low-end webspace hosting account that cannot accommodate your web site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with just 2 clicks gives you the flexibility to start with a low-end plan and upgrade as your web presence grows. So, you economize capital that you can spend on advertising the web site while it is still new. Each and every web site hosting package supplied by 'Lonex' comprises an online website builder and more than forty popular script-driven software platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for web design services. 'Lonex' supplies shared hosting packages in a number of different regions across the Globe. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago covering the United States and Canada; two European datacenter facilities - in the United Kingdom and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. Hence, virtually the whole Earth is encompassed to supply you and your web site's visitors with a steady and dependable hosting service at a desired place. On the whole, the shared hosting plans supplied 'Lonex' are really well furnished and come at an excellent price (beginning from $3.95 for the Personal plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To users with little to no experience, a virtual web hosting server may appear hard to administer. That's perhaps why 'Lonex' also offers semi-dedicated web servers in its principal US server farm in Chicago. Managing these accounts is similar to administering a standard shared webspace hosting plan via a web site hosting CP user interface. They have all the specs of a shared site hosting account such as a free-of-charge website building tool and a web app installation tool, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated web hosting plan is many times larger than that of a shared web site hosting plan. For instance, the CPU power that can be utilized is nearly 5 times as much as compared with the shared plans. When compared with a shared web hosting account, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is big: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain name allowance is a standard as well. The semi-dedicated web hosting plans do not include full server root privileges (we, at, deem this a slight negative point), but the benefit is that they are administered through the same hosting Control Panel user interface as the shared packages. This implies that a known GUI is offered to all clients who do not feel confident enough to administer a VPS, yet are in need of more power and features than a Virtual Private Server can supply them with. This is so due to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the reserves of the very same powerful cutting edge servers as the ones which host the private virtual web server hosting accounts, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is quite low (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical server), whereas the private virtual servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to 120 per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by 'Lonex' can be categorized as being quite affordable (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $30.00 for the Semi-dedicated Plus package.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

According to, large sites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or famous online stores with 1000s of customers demand a much more powerful website hosting solution. It appears that the fellows from 'Lonex' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To fulfil its customers' needs, 'Lonex' offers an assortment of dedicated web servers that can manage millions of daily hits. That estimate rests on the hardware configurations the dedicated web servers come with: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of data storage and Gigabit network interface cards will beyond doubt ensure the fast and stable work of any sort of web site. According to 'Lonex', the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring sites. We, from, deem that all dedicated server accounts supplied by 'Lonex' are also suitable for initiating a hosting reseller business as each and every web hosting server comes with free-of-charge billing software platform and a free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web hosting servers offered by 'Lonex' are all unmanaged. We, at, think of this as a tiny negative point, which can be righted by paying a monthly tax of $30.00 USD. So, if you demand backing, the Managed Services upgrade provides a bouquet of additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. A selection of website hosting CP (CP) tools are available with each of the dedicated hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the superb point and click File Manager offered by the Hepsia web space hosting CP will probably make the recourse to any FTP software futile. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'Lonex' don't seem to be very low priced (yet the Hepsia web page hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will doubtlessly make you smile), starting from $40.00 for the Optima 01 package.