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A review of Lonex

We, at plowboyz.com, have picked 'Lonex' to be our present domain and web hosting distributor. Therefore we believe that this concise assessment of 'Lonex' is perhaps going to be very helpful for other folks from all over the World in need of domain name and web hosting solutions. We state individuals from all over the World, because the simple fact is that 'Lonex' presently offers domain and hosting services in multiple datacenter locations: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, embracing nearly the entire World. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Lonex' in a few words:

Shared Website Hosting Plans

The first detail we, at plowboyz.com, have detected is the affordable prices of the shared website 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 web space hosting plans furnished by 'Lonex' are driven by a custom devised, modern cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, web hosting Control Panel, disk space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being served by an independent stack of hosting servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting firm on the Earth will have considerable difficulties with, because cPanel is a single server based web site hosting environment (each hosting service, such as email, databases, web space hosting CP, data storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being dealt with by one and the same web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based site hosting vendors cannot include extra functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they must construct their own file platform), which is the basis of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web hosting accounts, which are driven by an actual clustered webspace hosting solution. With a shared web site hosting plan, each client pays just for his/her plan, thus maintaining the hosting price amazingly low (because a lot of clients utilize one and the same web hosting server). In brief, a shared hosting package, which runs on a clustered web site hosting solution, enables you to pay just for the resources that you really demand, refraining from a scenario where you pay for an advanced web hosting account that you cannot really utilize, or for a small website hosting plan that cannot handle your web page. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only 2 clicks grants you the flexibility to begin with a low-end plan and upgrade as your online presence grows. So, you economize cash that you can invest in advertising the website while it is still new. Each web hosting package furnished by 'Lonex' ships with an online site builder and over forty popular script-driven software applications among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for web page design services. 'Lonex' distributes shared hosting plans in several different countries around the Globe. There is one data center in Chicago encompassing the United States and Canada; 2 European datacenter facilities - in England and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific. Hence, almost the whole Earth is encompassed to provide you and your visitors with a steady and dependable web hosting service at a convenient location. As a whole, the shared hosting solutions provided 'Lonex' are really well stocked and are available at a very reasonable price (starting from $3.95 for the Personal plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To clients with little or no experience, a VPS web server may seem tough to handle. That's probably why 'Lonex' also hosts semi-dedicated web servers in its main US data center facility in Chicago. Administering these accounts is similar to handling a conventional shared website hosting plan through a hosting Control Panel tool. They have all the specs of a shared site hosting package such as a free-of-charge web site building tool and a script installer, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated server hosting account is many times greater than that of a shared web space hosting account. For example, the CPU power that can be utilized is approximately FIVE times as much as compared with the shared accounts. When matched against a shared site hosting plan, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is great: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted TLD quota is a standard too. The semi-dedicated web server hosting accounts do not include server root access (we, at plowboyz.com, consider this a slight drawback), but the plus is that they are managed through the very same Control Panel tool as the shared accounts. This signifies that a user-friendly GUI is offered to all clients who do not have enough confidence to administer a virtual web server, but at the same time need more power and reserves than a VPS web server can bestow on them. This is so due to the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the system resources of the same powerful ultramodern servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS server web hosting accounts, however, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical machine), whereas the private virtual servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to 120 per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'Lonex' can be classified as being quite cheap (as far as price is concerned), starting from $30.00 for the Semi-dedicated Plus plan.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In plowboyz.com's opinion, big sites such as social networks, community and business web portals or popular online shops with 1000s of customers require a much more powerful webspace hosting solution. It seems that the guys from 'Lonex' have drawn the same conclusion too. To live up to its users' demands, 'Lonex' provides an assortment of dedicated hosting servers that can tackle millions of daily hits. That estimation rests on the hardware specs the dedicated web servers are offering: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, 2000 GB of web space and Gigabit NICs will beyond doubt guarantee the fast and steady work of any kind of website. In 'Lonex's opinion, the primary hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding websites. We, from plowboyz.com, think that all dedicated server specifications furnished by 'Lonex' are also appropriate for beginning a hosting reseller business as each server provides free-of-charge billing software and a complimentary domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web hosting servers supplied by 'Lonex' are all unmanaged. We, at plowboyz.com, think of this as a little defect, which can be corrected by paying a monthly tax of $30.00 USD. So, if you require assistance, the Managed Services upgrade offers a number of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A handful of hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are available with each of the dedicated hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (plowboyz.com's) forecast is that the splendid point-and-click File Manager included in the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel will probably make the recourse to any FTP software futile. Our (plowboyz.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Lonex' don't seem to be very inexpensive (yet the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain allowance will no doubt make you smile), beginning from $65.00 for the Optima 01 package.