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An evaluation of Lonex

We, at starting-point.ca, have picked 'Lonex' to be our current domain name and web hosting provider. Therefore we presume that this succinct assessment of 'Lonex' is maybe going to be very useful for other folks from all over the Globe who need domain name and web hosting solutions. We say individuals from all around the World, because the simple fact is that 'Lonex' presently furnishes domain and hosting services in multiple data center facility sites: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, encompassing approximately the whole Earth. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Lonex' in a nutshell:

Shared Website Hosting Solutions

The initial thing we, at starting-point.ca, have noted is the low prices of the shared web space hosting solutions offered by 'Lonex'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good news here is that the website hosting plans supplied by 'Lonex' are driven by a custom devised, innovative cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like email, databases, web space hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, stats, etc., is being tackled by an individual bunch of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting corporation in the World will have huge problems with, since cPanel is a one single server based web page hosting platform (each hosting service, such as email, databases, hosting CP, storage space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being dealt with by a single web server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based hosting suppliers are unable to add extra functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they have to create their own file system), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared hosting plans, which are powered by a real cloud web space hosting solution. With a shared web page hosting plan, each client pays just for his/her plan, thus keeping the web site hosting price really low (because plenty of users are hosted on one and the same web hosting server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting package, which is hosted on a clustered web hosting solution, permits you to pay solely for the reserves that you really need, escaping a situation where you pay for a powerful web page hosting package that you cannot really utilize, or for a basic site hosting package that cannot shelter your web page. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to start with a basic package and upgrade as your web presence grows. That way, you save cash that you can expend on advertising the web site while it is still new. Each and every site hosting package furnished by 'Lonex' offers an online web site builder and more than 40 popular script platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for web design services. 'Lonex' distributes shared website hosting packages in a number of different countries across the World. There is one datacenter in Chicago covering the USA and Canada; two European datacenter facilities - in the UK and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. Thus, approximately the entire Globe is covered to present you and your web site's visitors with a stable and dependable web hosting solution at a convenient location. On the whole, the shared hosting packages delivered 'Lonex' are quite well appointed and are available at a good price (beginning from $3.95 for the Personal package).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To clients with little or no practice, a virtual private web server may appear difficult to manage. That's probably why 'Lonex' also stores semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its principal US server farm facility in Chicago. Managing these plans is similar to managing a regular shared web site hosting account through a website hosting CP GUI. They have all the features of a shared web page hosting plan such as a free-of-cost site builder and a script installer, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated web hosting package is many times bigger than that of a shared web page hosting account. For example, the central processing unit power that can be used is about FIVE times as much as compared to the shared web site hosting packages. When compared with a shared webspace hosting package, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted top-level domain name quota is a pattern too. The semi-dedicated web hosting accounts do not arrive with root-level access (we, at starting-point.ca, consider this a tiny downside), but the benefit is that they are managed via the same hosting Control Panel user interface as the shared web space hosting packages. This signifies that a recognizable graphical environment is offered to all customers who do not feel self-confident enough to administer a virtual server, but at the same time are in need of more power and system resources than a virtual private web hosting server can furnish them with. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the system resources of the very same powerful hyper-advanced servers as the ones which host the private virtual server hosting accounts, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is very small (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical machine), while the VPSs can reach a much greater number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'Lonex' can be branded 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 starting-point.ca, big websites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or famous online shops with thousands of clients demand a much more powerful webspace hosting platform. It appears that the folks from 'Lonex' have come to the same conclusion too. To fulfil its customers' expectations, 'Lonex' delivers a selection of dedicated hosting servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That estimation rests on the hardware specifications the servers include: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, two thousand GB of web space and Gigabit network interface cards will no doubt guarantee the fast and stable work of any kind of website. In 'Lonex's opinion, the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-requiring websites. We, from starting-point.ca, think that all dedicated server specs furnished by 'Lonex' are also suitable for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as each and every web server provides free billing transaction software and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated servers furnished by 'Lonex' are all unmanaged. We, at starting-point.ca, regard this as a small drawback, which can be corrected by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $30.00 USD. So, if you are in need of assistance, the Managed Services upgrade offers a selection of supplementary services such as a regular backup, software installation, server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A number of site hosting Control Panel (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (starting-point.ca's) prediction is that the outstanding drag and drop File Manager included in the Hepsia site hosting CP will perhaps make the use of any File Transfer Protocol software program useless. Our (starting-point.ca's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'Lonex' don't seem to be very affordably priced (yet the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will doubtlessly make you smile), commencing from $65.00 for the Optima 01 plan.