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A review of Lonex

We, at, have chosen 'Lonex' to be our present domain name and hosting provider. Hence we suppose that this brief assessment of 'Lonex' is perchance going to be very useful for other individuals from all over the Globe who are looking for domain name and web hosting services. We say people from all over the Globe, because the mere fact is that 'Lonex' currently supplies domain and hosting services in numerous server farm locations: in the USA (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, covering approximately the whole planet. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could expect from 'Lonex' in a nutshell:

Shared Site Hosting Accounts

The initial thing we, at, have spotted is the reasonable prices of the shared web site hosting plans delivered 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 site hosting plans delivered by 'Lonex' are powered by a custom created, innovative cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, web hosting CP, disk space, DNS, stats, etc., is being served by an individual bunch of hosting servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting distributor in the World will have colossal complications with, because cPanel is a single server based web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, web site hosting CP, data storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being run on one and the same server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based web space hosting providers cannot add additional functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to develop their own file platform), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared hosting plans, which are powered by a genuine cloud hosting system. With a shared account, each client pays just for his/her account, thus retaining the hosting price really low (since many customers use one and the same hosting server). In brief, a shared hosting plan, which is hosted on a clustered hosting system, permits you to pay solely for the reserves that you indeed demand, evading a situation where you pay for a powerful web site hosting plan that you cannot actually utilize, or for a basic hosting account that cannot shelter your website. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to kick off with a basic plan and upgrade as your website expands. Thus, you save cash that you can expend on advertising the web site while it is still brand new. Each and every web space hosting account delivered by 'Lonex' comes with an online site builder and more than 40 popular script-driven platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for web site design solutions. 'Lonex' distributes shared web site hosting services in a number of different geographical regions across the Globe. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago covering the United States and Canada; two European server farm facilities - in the United Kingdom and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific region. That way, nearly the whole Globe is covered to supply you and your site's visitors with a stable and dependable web hosting service at a preferred place. On the whole, the shared hosting plans furnished 'Lonex' are really well stocked and are available at an affordable price (beginning from $3.95 for the Personal plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To clients with little to no experience, a VPS web server may seem troublesome to manage. That's probably why 'Lonex' also houses semi-dedicated web servers in its main US datacenter in Chicago. Managing these plans is similar to managing a conventional shared web site hosting account through a website hosting CP user interface. They have all the features of a shared webspace hosting account such as a free site builder and a web app installation tool, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated hosting server package is many times bigger than that of a shared web hosting plan. For instance, the CPU power that can be used is nearly FIVE times as much as compared to the shared web space hosting packages. When juxtaposed to a shared website hosting plan, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is immense: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted Top-Level Domain allowance is a norm as well. The semi-dedicated web hosting server accounts do not come with full root privileges (we, at, deem this a tiny weak point), but the plus is that they are administered via the very same website hosting Control Panel user interface as the shared web site hosting plans. This means that a known GUI is available to all clients who do not have enough confidence to manage a virtual web server, but at the same time are in need of more power and supplies than a VPS web hosting server can give them. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the system resources of the very same powerful cutting edge servers as the ones which host the virtual server web hosting plans, still, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is quite low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical server), whereas the virtual private web 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 defined as being amazingly cheap (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $30.00 for the Semi-dedicated Plus package.

Dedicated Servers

According to, big web pages such as social networks, community and business portals or famous online stores with thousands of customers request a much more powerful web site hosting environment. It appears that the chaps from 'Lonex' have come to the same conclusion too. To answer its users' needs, 'Lonex' supplies an array of dedicated servers that can tackle millions of daily hits. That evaluation is based on the hardware configurations the hosting servers include: many-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, 2000 GB of storage space and Gigabit network interface cards will definitely ensure the fast and stable performance of any kind of site. In 'Lonex's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-demanding websites. We, from, believe that all dedicated server solutions offered by 'Lonex' are also suitable for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as each and every web server includes free invoice transaction software platform and a cost-free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web hosting servers furnished by 'Lonex' are all unmanaged. We, at, think that this is a slight problem, which can be righted by paying a monthly tax of $30.00 USD. So, if you are in need of support, the Managed Services upgrade includes a handful of supplementary services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A handful of site hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are available with each of the dedicated servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) forecast is that the amazing point and click File Manager added in the Hepsia web space hosting CP will possibly render the utilization of any FTP software pointless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers offered by 'Lonex' don't appear to be very affordably priced (still the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain name allowance will doubtlessly make you smile), starting from $40.00 for the Optima 01 plan.