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A review of Lonex

We, at, have selected 'Lonex' to be our present domain and hosting supplier. Therefore we imagine that this short assessment of 'Lonex' is perchance going to be very helpful for other people from all around the World who seek domain name and web hosting services. We say folks from all over the World, because the mere fact is that 'Lonex' presently provides domain and hosting services in numerous data center locations: in America (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, encompassing practically the entire World. 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 Solutions

The first thing we, at, have discerned is the low-cost prices of the shared hosting plans furnished by 'Lonex'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the website hosting accounts provided by 'Lonex' are powered by a custom developed, avant-garde cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being served by an autonomous host of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting firm on the Earth will have great complications with, since cPanel is a single server based webspace hosting environment (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, web hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being tackled by one and the same web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel web page hosting providers cannot add new functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they need to devise their own file system), which is the basis of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web page hosting accounts, which are driven by an actual clustered web site hosting system. With a shared webspace hosting package, each client pays solely for his/her account, thus maintaining the site hosting price really low (because plenty of clients share one and the same server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting plan, which runs on a clustered web hosting solution, permits you to pay only for the reserves that you indeed demand, averting a situation where you pay for a high-end website hosting plan that you cannot truly use, or for a small webspace hosting plan that cannot host your website. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just two mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to commence with a low-end package and upgrade as your web page expands. Thus, you save capital that you can expend on advertising the website while it is still brand new. Each and every web page hosting package furnished by 'Lonex' comprises an online web site building tool and over 40 popular script-driven software applications among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for website design services. 'Lonex' offers shared web page hosting accounts in several different countries around the World. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago encompassing the United States of America and Canada; 2 European server farms - in the United Kingdom and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. Hence, approximately the whole planet is covered to supply you and your website's visitors with a steady and fast website hosting solution at a convenient place. All in all, the shared hosting services delivered 'Lonex' are really well appointed and are available at an affordable price (beginning from $3.95 for the Personal plan).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To clients with little or no practice, a virtual server may seem problematic to manage. That's perhaps why 'Lonex' also hosts semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its principal North American server farm facility in Chicago. Managing these plans is comparable to managing a normal shared hosting plan through a web hosting CP interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared web page hosting package such as a free web site building tool and a web app installation tool, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated web server account is many times bigger than that of a shared web site hosting plan. For example, the CPU power that can be used is nearly 5 times as much as compared with the shared plans. When contrasted with a shared web hosting plan, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted TLD quota is a rule as well. The semi-dedicated server web hosting accounts do not include full root-level access (we, at, regard this as a tiny disadvantage), but the advantage is that they are administered via the same CP GUI as the shared packages. This suggests that a known graphical environment is accessible by all clients who do not have enough confidence to administer a private virtual web hosting server, but at the same time need more power and system resources than a virtual private web hosting server can bestow on them. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the system resources of the very same powerful high-class web servers as the ones which host the VPS server packages, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per server), while the VPS servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to 120 per physical server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'Lonex' can be dubbed as being very cheap (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $30.00 for the Semi-dedicated Plus package.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

According to, enormous web pages such as social networks, community and corporate portals or popular web storefronts with thousands of customers need a much more powerful web space hosting solution. It appears that the chaps from 'Lonex' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To live up to its customers' demands, 'Lonex' supplies a collection of dedicated servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That estimation is based on the hardware specs the dedicated hosting servers are offering: multi-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of disk space and Gigabit network interface cards will no doubt guarantee the fast and steady performance of any type of site. In 'Lonex's opinion, the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring sites. We, from, consider that all dedicated server specifications provided by 'Lonex' are also suitable for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as each dedicated web hosting server comes with free-of-charge invoicing software platform and a free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated hosting servers furnished by 'Lonex' are all unmanaged. We, at, deem this a small weak point, which can be righted by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $30.00 USD. So, if you need assistance, the Managed Services upgrade provides a selection of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A bouquet of website hosting Control Panel (CP) interfaces are available with each of the servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prognosis is that the splendid drag-and-drop File Manager added in the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel will probably render the use of any File Transfer Protocol software program useless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Lonex' don't seem to be very modestly priced (yet the Hepsia webspace hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will definitely make you smile), beginning from $40.00 for the Optima 01 package.