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An evaluation of Lonex

We, at, have picked 'Lonex' to be our current domain name and hosting supplier. Hence we suppose that this concise evaluation of 'Lonex' is perchance going to be quite helpful for other folks from all around the Globe in need of domain name and web hosting services. We say folks from all over the World, because the simple fact is that 'Lonex' presently furnishes domain and hosting services in numerous server farm locations: in the US (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing approximately the entire Earth. 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 Webspace Hosting Services

The first detail we, at, have discerned is the cut-rate prices of the shared web hosting accounts furnished by 'Lonex'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the webspace hosting packages delivered by 'Lonex' are driven by an in-house designed, futuristic cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, like email, databases, site hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, stats, etc., is being served by a different bunch of hosting servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting supplier in the World will have great difficulties with, because cPanel is a single server based web site hosting environment (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, web hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, stats, and so on, runs on one single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based web site hosting firms cannot add extra functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they need to construct their own file system), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared webspace hosting accounts, which are driven by a genuine cloud website hosting system. With a shared web page hosting account, each customer pays only for his/her package, thus maintaining the web hosting price really low (because a lot of users use one and the same web hosting server). In short, a shared hosting plan, which is being served by a cloud web page hosting system, permits you to pay solely for the resources that you actually need, refraining from a scenario where you pay for a high-end webspace hosting account that you cannot really utilize, or for a basic site hosting package that cannot handle your site. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just two clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to kick off with a small plan and upgrade as your web presence grows. In this way, you spare funds that you can invest in advertising the website while it is still new. Each website hosting package provided by 'Lonex' includes an online site building tool and over 40 widely used script-driven software applications including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you hundreds of dollars for website design solutions. 'Lonex' provides shared web page hosting packages in a number of different countries across the Globe. There is one data center in Chicago covering the USA and Canada; 2 European data center facilities - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. That way, practically the whole World is covered to supply you and your site's visitors with a stable and reliable web page hosting service at a preferred location. As a whole, the shared hosting services provided 'Lonex' are really well furnished and come at a good price (starting from $3.95 for the Personal package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To users with little or no practice, a Virtual Private Server may seem troublesome to administer. That's perhaps why 'Lonex' also keeps semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main North American server farm in Chicago. Handling these accounts is similar to managing a typical shared package via a site hosting CP user interface. They have all the features of a shared web hosting plan such as a free-of-charge site building tool and a script installer, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated server web hosting plan is many times bigger than that of a shared site hosting plan. For example, the CPU power that can be utilized is approximately 5 times as much as compared to the shared web site hosting packages. When matched against a shared web page hosting plan, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is great: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted TLD quota is a rule as well. The semi-dedicated web hosting packages do not ship with server root access (we, at, regard this as a slight drawback), but the plus is that they are managed via the same web space hosting CP user interface as the shared website hosting accounts. This hints that a familiar GUI is offered to all customers who do not feel self-confident enough to administer a Virtual Private Server, yet demand more power and supplies than a virtual web server can give them. This is so because the semi-dedicated servers share the resources of the very same powerful hyper-advanced web hosting servers as the ones which host the Virtual Private Server web hosting accounts, however, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very small (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical machine), whereas the virtual servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to 120 per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'Lonex' can be categorized as being very inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $30.00 for the Semi-dedicated Plus package.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

According to, huge websites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or popular online stores with 1000s of clients demand a much more powerful hosting solution. It appears that the folks from 'Lonex' have come to the same conclusion as well. To answer its customers' expectations, 'Lonex' offers a selection of dedicated hosting servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That estimate stands on the hardware configurations the web servers have: multi-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of disk space and Gigabit NICs will beyond doubt ensure the fast and steady work of any kind of site. According to 'Lonex', the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring web sites. We, from, consider that all dedicated server solutions furnished by 'Lonex' are also appropriate for setting up a hosting reseller business as every dedicated web hosting server provides free-of-cost billing transaction software platform and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web servers furnished by 'Lonex' are all unmanaged. We, at, deem this a small defect, which can be amended by paying a monthly fee of $30.00 USD. So, if you are in need of backing, the Managed Services upgrade offers a few extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A number of website hosting CP (CP) tools are available with each of the hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the great point and click File Manager available in the Hepsia web hosting CP will possibly make the utilization of any FTP software program useless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers provided by 'Lonex' don't seem to be very low priced (still the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain name allowance will beyond doubt make you smile), beginning from $40.00 for the Optima 01 package.