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An evaluation of Lonex

We, at yardleybusiness.org, have chosen 'Lonex' to be our present domain and web hosting distributor. Therefore we suppose that this short assessment of 'Lonex' is perhaps going to be very useful for other people from all over the Globe in need of domain name and web hosting services. We state folks from all over the Globe, since the mere fact is that 'Lonex' currently provides domain and hosting services in numerous data center sites: in North America (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing nearly the entire World. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Lonex' in brief:

Shared Hosting Services

The first detail we, at yardleybusiness.org, have seen is the low prices of the shared site hosting plans provided by 'Lonex'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the site hosting accounts provided by 'Lonex' are driven by a custom created, avant-garde cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, web hosting CP, data storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being served by an independent set of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting supplier on the Globe will have colossal complications with, because cPanel is a one single server based web page hosting platform (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, website hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being handled by one and the same server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based web page hosting companies are not able to add additional functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to make their own file system), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared website hosting accounts, which are powered by an authentic cloud web space hosting solution. With a shared web site hosting package, each client pays solely for his/her package, thus maintaining the web space hosting price really low (because lots of customers share the same server). In a few words, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a cloud web page hosting platform, allows you to pay just for the reserves that you really demand, precluding a scenario where you pay for a feature-rich webspace hosting plan that you cannot really utilize, or for a tiny web space hosting package that cannot shelter 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 small package and upgrade as your web presence expands. So, you spare cash that you can invest in advertising the web page while it is still novel. Each and every web hosting package furnished by 'Lonex' arrives with an online website building tool and more than 40 popular script-driven software applications like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for web design solutions. 'Lonex' distributes shared hosting plans in a number of different regions across the Globe. There is one data center facility in Chicago covering the United States and Canada; 2 European server farms - in the United Kingdom and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. That way, almost the whole World is encompassed to present you and your web site's visitors with a steady and reliable web space hosting service at a desired place. On the whole, the shared hosting services furnished 'Lonex' are quite well stocked and come at a very cheap price (starting from $3.95 for the Personal plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To people with little to no experience, a virtual web server may appear hard to administer. That's probably why 'Lonex' also stores semi-dedicated servers in its principal US data center facility in Chicago. Managing these accounts is similar to managing a normal shared web page hosting account via a web space hosting CP interface. They have all the features of a shared webspace hosting package such as a free-of-cost website builder and a web app installation tool, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated web server account is many times larger than that of a shared web hosting account. For example, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is about FIVE times as much as compared with the shared website hosting packages. When contrasted with a shared web hosting plan, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain name allowance is a standard too. The semi-dedicated web server hosting accounts do not offer root-level access (we, at yardleybusiness.org, deem this a small drawback), but the good point is that they are administered via the same web page hosting Control Panel tool as the shared web page hosting accounts. This indicates that a recognizable graphical interface is available to all customers who do not feel self-confident enough to manage a private virtual web server, yet require more power and features than a private virtual web hosting server can furnish them with. This is so because of the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the system resources of the very same powerful high-class hosting servers as the ones which host the VPS web hosting server packages, however, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical server), whereas the private virtual web hosting servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'Lonex' can be branded as being amazingly inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $30.00 for the Semi-dedicated Plus package.

Dedicated Web Servers

In yardleybusiness.org's opinion, huge web sites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or popular online storefronts with 1000s of clients call for a much more powerful web hosting platform. It seems that the blokes from 'Lonex' have reached the same conclusion as well. To meet its users' expectations, 'Lonex' provides an array of dedicated web hosting servers that can tackle millions of daily hits. That estimate rests on the hardware specifications the dedicated web servers are offering: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of storage space and Gigabit network interface cards will undoubtedly guarantee the fast and steady performance of any type of website. According to 'Lonex', the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-demanding sites. We, from yardleybusiness.org, think that all dedicated server specifications supplied by 'Lonex' are also suitable for beginning a hosting reseller business as every dedicated hosting server ships with free-of-charge invoicing software and a free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated servers furnished by 'Lonex' are all unmanaged. We, at yardleybusiness.org, consider this a tiny weakness, which can be righted by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $30.00 USD. So, if you need help, the Managed Services upgrade includes a selection of supplementary services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A handful of webspace hosting CP (CP) GUIs are available with each of the web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (yardleybusiness.org's) prediction is that the remarkable drag and drop File Manager included in the Hepsia webspace hosting Control Panel will possibly render the use of any File Transfer Protocol client useless. Our (yardleybusiness.org's) inference is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'Lonex' don't seem to be very modestly priced (yet the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will beyond doubt make you smile), beginning from $65.00 for the Optima 01 plan.