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An evaluation of Lonex

We, at vruniverse.org, have selected 'Lonex' to be our present domain name and hosting provider. Hence we think that this succinct evaluation of 'Lonex' is maybe going to be quite helpful for other folks from all around the Globe who are looking for domain name and web hosting services. We state folks from all around the World, because the simple truth is that 'Lonex' presently distributes domain and hosting services in multiple server farm facility locations: in the USA (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, encompassing nearly the entire Globe. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Lonex' in brief:

Shared Web Space Hosting Accounts

The initial thing we, at vruniverse.org, have perceived is the modest prices of the shared website hosting services supplied 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 web space hosting accounts provided by 'Lonex' are driven by an in-house developed, advanced cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, site hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being run on a separate pack of web servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting corporation on the Globe will have huge difficulties with, because cPanel is a single server based site hosting platform (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, web hosting CP, data storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being tackled by one single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel web page hosting corporations are not able to include new functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they must design their own file system), which is the premise of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web page hosting accounts, which are driven by a genuine cloud hosting system. With a shared site hosting package, each client pays solely for his/her account, thus retaining the web space hosting price really low (since multiple customers utilize the same web hosting server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting account, which runs on a clustered web page hosting system, allows you to pay only for the reserves that you indeed need, avoiding a situation where you pay for a feature-rich website hosting account that you cannot truly utilize, or for a small site hosting plan that cannot handle your web page. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with just two mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to commence with a basic plan and upgrade as your online presence expands. In this way, you spare cash that you can spend on publicizing the website while it is still brand new. Each hosting plan furnished by 'Lonex' arrives with an online site building tool and over 40 popular script-driven software platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you hundreds of dollars for web site design solutions. 'Lonex' furnishes shared web site hosting services in a number of different regions around the Globe. There is one data center facility in Chicago covering the United States of America and Canada; two European data center facilities - in the United Kingdom and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific. Hence, practically the whole Earth is covered to provide you and your site's visitors with a steady and dependable web hosting solution at a preferred place. As a whole, the shared hosting packages provided 'Lonex' are very well furnished and come at a budget price (beginning from $3.95 for the Personal plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To users with little to no practice, a private virtual hosting server may appear problematic to manage. That's probably why 'Lonex' also hosts semi-dedicated web servers in its principal North American datacenter in Chicago. Handling these packages is similar to managing a normal shared site hosting package through a web site hosting CP tool. They have all the features of a shared plan such as a fee-free website builder and a web application installation tool, but the amount of system resources typical of a semi-dedicated server hosting package is many times bigger than that of a shared web page hosting plan. For example, the central processing unit power that can be used is almost FIVE times as much as compared with the shared web space hosting packages. When contrasted with a shared website hosting package, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain allowance is a pattern too. The semi-dedicated web server accounts do not arrive with root access (we, at vruniverse.org, consider this a tiny downside), but the benefit is that they are administered via the very same web page hosting Control Panel GUI as the shared site hosting packages. This indicates that a user-friendly graphical interface is accessible by all customers who are not self-confident enough to manage a virtual server, but at the same time demand more power and reserves than a VPS can deliver. This is so because of the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the system resources of the very same powerful top-class web servers as the ones which host the virtual private hosting server packages, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is quite small (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical server), while the VPS web servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'Lonex' can be labeled as being quite affordable (as far as price is concerned), commencing from $30.00 for the Semi-dedicated Plus plan.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to vruniverse.org, huge web pages such as social networks, community and business web portals or popular web shops with 1000s of clients request a much more powerful webspace hosting environment. It seems that the chaps from 'Lonex' have reached the same conclusion too. To fulfil its customers' requirements, 'Lonex' offers a bouquet of dedicated servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That assessment stands on the hardware specs the hosting servers include: multi-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, two thousand GB of disk storage and Gigabit network interface cards will doubtlessly guarantee the fast and steady performance of any sort of web site. According to 'Lonex', the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring sites. We, from vruniverse.org, believe that all dedicated server packages supplied by 'Lonex' are also appropriate for beginning a hosting reseller business as each and every web hosting server provides free-of-cost billing software and a bonus domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated servers provided by 'Lonex' are all unmanaged. We, at vruniverse.org, think that this is a little negative point, which can be corrected by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $30.00 USD. So, if you are in need of support, the Managed Services upgrade includes an array of additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. An array of web hosting Control Panel (CP) GUIs are available with each of the servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (vruniverse.org's) prognosis is that the remarkable point-and-click File Manager available in the Hepsia web space hosting CP will possibly make the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol software useless. Our (vruniverse.org's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'Lonex' don't seem to be very inexpensive (still the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain allowance will doubtlessly make you smile), commencing from $65.00 for the Optima 01 package.