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A survey of Lonex

We, at smartandcool.net, have chosen 'Lonex' to be our current domain and hosting vendor. Hence we deem that this succinct assessment of 'Lonex' is probably going to be very helpful for other folks from all around the Globe who are looking for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say folks from all around the World, since the simple fact is that 'Lonex' presently distributes domain and hosting services in multiple data center facility locations: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, embracing approximately the whole Globe. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Lonex' in short:

Shared Web Space Hosting Plans

The first thing we, at smartandcool.net, have noticed is the cheap prices of the shared web site hosting packages supplied by 'Lonex'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good news here is that the webspace hosting plans offered by 'Lonex' are powered by a custom built, cutting edge cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being tackled by an independent host of web servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting vendor on the Earth will have enormous predicaments with, because cPanel is a one-server based web hosting environment (each web hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, web site hosting CP, data storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being handled by one and the same hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based webspace hosting firms are unable to add additional functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they need to make their own file platform), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared webspace hosting plans, which are powered by a genuine clustered site hosting system. With a shared web site hosting account, each client pays solely for his/her package, thus maintaining the web hosting price really low (since many users use one and the same hosting server). In a few words, a shared hosting package, which is being served by a cloud webspace hosting solution, enables you to pay solely for the reserves that you really need, refraining from a scenario where you pay for an advanced web page hosting account that you cannot truly utilize, or for a tiny hosting package that cannot handle your web page. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just two clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to commence with a low-end plan and upgrade as your online presence expands. Hence, you save funds that you can invest in advertising the site while it is still new. Each and every hosting package delivered by 'Lonex' sports an online website building tool and over 40 popular script software platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for website design solutions. 'Lonex' distributes shared site hosting packages in several different regions around the World. There is one server farm facility in Chicago covering the United States and Canada; two European datacenters - in the United Kingdom and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific region. In this way, practically the entire planet is covered to supply you and your site's visitors with a steady and dependable web hosting solution at a preferred location. Altogether, the shared hosting services delivered 'Lonex' are quite well furnished and are available at a very good price (beginning from $3.95 for the Personal package).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To clients with little to no experience, a virtual web hosting server may appear troublesome to manage. That's perhaps why 'Lonex' also offers semi-dedicated hosting servers in its principal North American server farm facility in Chicago. Handling these accounts is similar to handling a typical shared web space hosting package via a webspace hosting CP interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared site hosting account such as a fee-free web site building tool and a web application installation tool, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated hosting package is many times bigger than that of a shared web page hosting account. For example, the CPU power that can be utilized is approximately FIVE times as much as compared to the shared web hosting accounts. When compared with a shared webspace hosting package, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain allowance is a standard too. The semi-dedicated accounts do not include root-level access (we, at smartandcool.net, deem this a minor drawback), but the good point is that they are administered through the same web page hosting Control Panel user interface as the shared accounts. This implies that a familiar GUI is accessible by all users who are not confident enough to manage a VPS web hosting server, but at the same time require more power and system resources than a private virtual web server can deliver. This is like that because the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the reserves of the same powerful high-end web hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the Virtual Private Server hosting plans, still, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical server), while the virtual servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'Lonex' can be dubbed as being quite inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $30.00 for the Semi-dedicated Plus package.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

In smartandcool.net's opinion, enormous web sites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or popular web storefronts with 1000s of customers demand a much more powerful web hosting solution. It seems that the guys from 'Lonex' have reached the same conclusion as well. To live up to its clients' expectations, 'Lonex' offers an assortment of dedicated servers that can manage millions of daily hits. That estimation stands on the hardware specs the web servers arrive with: multi-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, 2000 GB of disk space and Gigabit network cards will doubtlessly guarantee the quick and steady performance of any sort of website. According to 'Lonex', the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding web sites. We, from smartandcool.net, consider that all dedicated server solutions furnished by 'Lonex' are also suitable for initiating a hosting reseller business as each and every web server comes with free invoice transaction software and a complimentary domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web servers delivered by 'Lonex' are all unmanaged. We, at smartandcool.net, regard this as a little weakness, which can be rectified by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $30.00 USD. So, if you demand aid, the Managed Services upgrade provides a handful of additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. Several webspace hosting Control Panel (CP) GUIs are offered with each of the hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (smartandcool.net's) forecast is that the magnificent drag-and-drop File Manager included in the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel will possibly make the utilization of any FTP client pointless. Our (smartandcool.net's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Lonex' don't seem to be very cheap (still the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will beyond doubt make you smile), beginning from $65.00 for the Optima 01 plan.