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An assessment of Lonex

We, at estesitio.com, have chosen 'Lonex' to be our current domain name and hosting provider. This is why we presume that this brief evaluation of 'Lonex' is probably going to be quite helpful for other people from all over the World in search for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say folks from all around the World, since the simple fact is that 'Lonex' currently offers domain and hosting services in numerous data center facility locations: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, covering almost the whole Globe. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Lonex' in short:

Shared Webspace Hosting Plans

The initial thing we, at estesitio.com, have discerned is the reasonable prices of the shared web space hosting solutions delivered by 'Lonex'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the site hosting plans offered by 'Lonex' are driven by an in-house devised, state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as email, databases, website hosting Control Panel, disk space, DNS, stats, etc., runs on an individual set of servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting distributor on the Earth will have colossal complications with, since cPanel is a single server based web hosting platform (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, web hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being dealt with by a single web server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based website hosting vendors cannot include extra functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to invent their own file system), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared hosting packages, which are powered by a genuine clustered webspace hosting solution. With a shared web site hosting plan, each client pays just for his/her package, thus retaining the hosting price really low (because a lot of customers are located on one and the same server). In short, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a cloud hosting solution, enables you to pay solely for the reserves that you actually demand, refraining from a situation where you pay for a high-end web hosting account that you cannot actually use, or for a basic website hosting plan that cannot host your web page. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just two clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to kick off with a low-end plan and upgrade as your web page expands. Hence, you save cash that you can expend on promoting the website while it is still new. Each and every site hosting account furnished by 'Lonex' includes an online website builder and more than forty popular script platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for web site design services. 'Lonex' provides shared web space hosting services in several different countries across the Globe. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; 2 European datacenter facilities - in Great Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific. Thus, approximately the whole World is covered to provide you and your web site's visitors with a steady and dependable website hosting service at a nearby location. On the whole, the shared hosting services delivered 'Lonex' are quite well appointed and are available at a very affordable price (starting from $3.95 for the Personal package).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To users with little to no experience, a VPS web hosting server may appear hard to administer. That's probably why 'Lonex' also offers semi-dedicated web servers in its principal United States datacenter in Chicago. Handling these plans is comparable to administering a normal shared web hosting plan via a website hosting CP user interface. They have all the specs of a shared hosting package such as a fee-free web site builder and a web application installer, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated web hosting server account is many times greater than that of a shared hosting package. For example, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is approximately FIVE times as much as compared with the shared plans. When compared to a shared site hosting plan, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is big: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted top-level domain name allowance is a standard as well. The semi-dedicated web server packages do not include complete server root access (we, at estesitio.com, count this as a little negative point), but the benefit is that they are managed via the very same site hosting CP interface as the shared web hosting accounts. This means that a known graphical user interface is accessible by all clients who do not have enough self-condifence to administer a virtual hosting server, yet need more power and system resources than a virtual private web hosting server can supply them with. This is so because the semi-dedicated servers share the resources of the same powerful high-class web servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS hosting server accounts, still, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical machine), while the virtual private web hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to 120 per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'Lonex' can be labeled as being quite affordable (as far as price is concerned), starting from $30.00 for the Semi-dedicated Plus package.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

In estesitio.com's opinion, huge websites such as social networks, community and business web portals or popular online stores with 1000s of customers need a much more powerful hosting platform. It seems that the guys from 'Lonex' have drawn the same conclusion too. To satisfy its clients' requirements, 'Lonex' provides a collection of dedicated hosting servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That assessment rests on the hardware configurations the dedicated servers have: multi-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, two thousand GB of disk storage and Gigabit network interface cards will definitely ensure the quick and steady performance of any kind of website. In 'Lonex's opinion, the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring web sites. We, from estesitio.com, consider that all dedicated server specs supplied by 'Lonex' are also suitable for commencing a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated hosting server arrives with free-of-cost invoicing transaction software platform and a free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated servers supplied by 'Lonex' are all unmanaged. We, at estesitio.com, deem this a minor weak point, which can be amended by paying a monthly tax of $30.00 USD. So, if you need support, the Managed Services upgrade offers a handful of extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. A number of webspace hosting CP (CP) interfaces are available with each of the hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (estesitio.com's) prognosis is that the remarkable drag-and-drop File Manager added in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel will perhaps render the recourse to any FTP software futile. Our (estesitio.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'Lonex' don't appear to be very low priced (still the Hepsia webspace hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will beyond doubt make you smile), commencing from $65.00 for the Optima 01 package.