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A review of Lonex

We, at shopdogwild.com, have picked 'Lonex' to be our current domain name and hosting provider. This is why we deem that this concise evaluation of 'Lonex' is perchance going to be very helpful for other individuals from all over the World who need domain name and web hosting solutions. We say people from all around the Globe, since the simple fact is that 'Lonex' currently distributes domain and hosting services in several server farm sites: in North America (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, covering practically the entire Globe. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could expect from 'Lonex' in a nutshell:

Shared Web Page Hosting Packages

The initial detail we, at shopdogwild.com, have discerned is the affordable prices of the shared hosting services 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 webspace hosting plans furnished by 'Lonex' are driven by a custom created, avant-garde cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, CP, disk space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being tackled by an independent pack of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting firm on the Earth will have huge complications with, since cPanel is a single server based site hosting platform (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, website hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, statistics, etc., runs on one single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based website hosting vendors are not able to add extra functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they must make their own file platform), which is the basis of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web page hosting packages, which are driven by a real cloud web space hosting platform. With a shared site hosting plan, each client pays solely for his/her package, thus preserving the site hosting price very low (since plenty of customers are hosted on one and the same hosting server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting package, which is being served by a clustered webspace hosting platform, allows you to pay solely for the reserves that you really demand, evading a scenario where you pay for a powerful web site hosting plan that you cannot truly use, or for a low-end hosting plan that cannot shelter your site. The option to upgrade your account from one package to another with only two mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to begin with a low-end plan and upgrade as your online presence expands. In this way, you economize capital that you can spend on promoting the web page while it is still brand new. Every web space hosting account provided by 'Lonex' comprises an online web site building tool and over forty widely used script-driven software applications including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for web page design solutions. 'Lonex' supplies shared hosting solutions in several different regions across the Globe. There is one data center facility in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; two European datacenter facilities - in Great Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific. That way, virtually the entire Globe is covered to provide you and your visitors with a steady and reliable web hosting service at a preferred location. As a whole, the shared hosting packages supplied 'Lonex' are really well equipped and come at a very inexpensive price (starting from $4.25 for the Personal package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To people with little or no practice, a private virtual server may appear problematic to handle. That's probably why 'Lonex' also keeps semi-dedicated hosting servers in its principal US datacenter facility in Chicago. Handling these accounts is comparable to managing a regular shared web site hosting account through a CP interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared website hosting plan such as a free-of-cost site builder and a web application installer, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated server plan is many times larger than that of a shared web space hosting account. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be used is almost FIVE times as much as compared to the shared website hosting plans. When compared to a shared webspace hosting account, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is immense: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain quota is a norm too. The semi-dedicated server hosting plans do not arrive with root access (we, at shopdogwild.com, regard this as a slight problem), but the advantage is that they are managed through the same site hosting Control Panel user interface as the shared webspace hosting plans. This means that a user-friendly GUI is offered to all customers who do not have enough self-condifence to handle a VPS web hosting server, yet need more power and features than a virtual private hosting server can bestow on them. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the reserves of the very same powerful first-class web servers as the ones which host the virtual web server hosting packages, however, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is quite small (somewhere between twenty to 30 per server), while the private virtual web hosting servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'Lonex' can be categorized as being amazingly affordable (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $30.00 for the Semi-dedicated Plus plan.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

According to shopdogwild.com, enormous websites such as social networks, community and business web portals or popular online storefronts with thousands of clients request a much more powerful web site hosting environment. It seems that the folks from 'Lonex' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To satisfy its users' requirements, 'Lonex' offers a number of dedicated web servers that can tackle millions of daily visits. That assessment rests on the hardware specs the dedicated web hosting servers are offering: multi-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, 2000 GB of disk space and Gigabit network cards will definitely guarantee the quick and steady work of any kind of site. In 'Lonex's opinion, the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding web sites. We, from shopdogwild.com, consider that all dedicated server packages supplied by 'Lonex' are also appropriate for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as each web server ships with free billing software and a free-of-cost domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web hosting servers offered by 'Lonex' are all unmanaged. We, at shopdogwild.com, count this as a slight disadvantage, which can be corrected by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $30.00 USD. So, if you require aid, the Managed Services upgrade includes a number of additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A bouquet of site hosting Control Panel (CP) tools are available with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (shopdogwild.com's) prognosis is that the splendid point and click File Manager added in the Hepsia web page hosting CP will perhaps make the utilization of any FTP software futile. Our (shopdogwild.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Lonex' don't appear to be very cheap (still the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will no doubt make you smile), beginning from $40.00 for the Optima 01 plan.