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An assessment of Lonex

We, at liztomkins.com, have selected 'Lonex' to be our present domain name and hosting supplier. Hence we imagine that this succinct evaluation of 'Lonex' is perchance going to be quite useful for other individuals from all over the World who need domain name and web hosting services. We say people from all around the World, since the mere truth is that 'Lonex' currently distributes domain and hosting services in several data center locations: in North America (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, embracing nearly the entire planet. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Lonex' in a few words:

Shared Hosting Accounts

The initial detail we, at liztomkins.com, have observed is the low-cost prices of the shared website hosting services supplied by 'Lonex'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the web hosting plans provided by 'Lonex' are driven by an in-house built, cutting edge cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, hosting CP, web space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being dealt with by an independent stack of web servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting provider in the World will have colossal predicaments with, since cPanel is a single server based web hosting platform (each hosting service, like email, databases, web space hosting CP, storage space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being run on a single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel web hosting distributors cannot include extra functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they must devise their own file platform), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared website hosting accounts, which are driven by an authentic clustered web space hosting system. With a shared web page hosting plan, each customer pays only for his/her account, thus preserving the site hosting price very low (since plenty of customers share the same hosting server). In brief, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a cloud site hosting solution, enables you to pay just for the reserves that you really require, refraining from a situation where you pay for a powerful site hosting package that you cannot really utilize, or for a tiny site hosting plan that cannot handle your website. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to begin with a low-end package and upgrade as your web site grows. So, you save money that you can spend on publicizing the site while it is still novel. Each and every web site hosting account offered by 'Lonex' contains an online website builder and over forty popular script software applications including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for website design solutions. 'Lonex' supplies shared webspace hosting plans in several different countries around the Globe. There is one server farm in Chicago encompassing the United States and Canada; 2 European datacenters - in the United Kingdom and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. That way, virtually the whole Earth is encompassed to present you and your site's visitors with a stable and fast web space hosting service at a desired place. On the whole, the shared hosting packages provided 'Lonex' are very well equipped and come at a very low price (beginning from $3.95 for the Personal package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To customers with little or no practice, a virtual hosting server may appear troublesome to administer. That's probably why 'Lonex' also keeps semi-dedicated web servers in its principal US data center facility in Chicago. Managing these plans is comparable to managing a normal shared plan via a hosting Control Panel interface. They have all the features of a shared package such as a free-of-cost web site builder and a PHP script installer, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated account is many times bigger than that of a shared account. For example, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is almost 5 times as much as compared to the shared web hosting accounts. When compared with a shared webspace hosting package, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted top-level domain name quota is a pattern as well. The semi-dedicated hosting server plans do not include full server root access (we, at liztomkins.com, deem this a slight inconvenience), but the benefit is that they are administered via the very same website hosting CP user interface as the shared web page hosting plans. This goes to say that a well-known GUI is accessible by all clients who do not have enough self-condifence to handle a virtual private hosting server, but at the same time demand more power and resources than a virtual web server can bestow on them. This is like that because the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the system resources of the same powerful avant-garde servers as the ones which host the VPS server packages, however, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is quite small (somewhere between twenty to thirty per server), while the virtual web servers can reach a much higher number (80 to a hundred and twenty per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'Lonex' can be labeled as being very affordable (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $30.00 for the Semi-dedicated Plus package.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

In liztomkins.com's opinion, enormous websites such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous web shops with thousands of clients demand a much more powerful web page hosting environment. It seems that the blokes from 'Lonex' have arrived at the same conclusion too. To answer its users' expectations, 'Lonex' delivers a selection of dedicated servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That assessment rests on the hardware specs the dedicated servers ship with: multi-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of data storage and Gigabit network cards will undoubtedly ensure the quick and steady performance of any kind of web site. In 'Lonex's opinion, the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring web sites. We, from liztomkins.com, think that all dedicated server packages provided by 'Lonex' are also appropriate for initiating a hosting reseller business as every web hosting server provides free-of-charge billing software platform and a free-of-cost domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web hosting servers supplied by 'Lonex' are all unmanaged. We, at liztomkins.com, think of this as a minor minus, which can be righted by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $30.00 USD. So, if you require assistance, the Managed Services upgrade provides a bouquet of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A handful of web site hosting Control Panel (CP) GUIs are available with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (liztomkins.com's) prediction is that the remarkable drag-and-drop File Manager included in the Hepsia web space hosting CP will possibly make the utilization of any FTP software program useless. Our (liztomkins.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Lonex' don't appear to be very inexpensive (yet the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will no doubt make you smile), commencing from $65.00 for the Optima 01 plan.