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An evaluation of Lonex

We, at mea5.com, have chosen 'Lonex' to be our current domain name and web hosting distributor. This is why we anticipate that this concise review of 'Lonex' is perhaps going to be very helpful for other folks from all around the World in search for domain name and web hosting services. We state individuals from all over the Globe, since the simple truth is that 'Lonex' presently furnishes domain and hosting services in numerous data center facility sites: in America (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering almost the whole Globe. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could expect from 'Lonex' in a nutshell:

Shared Web Site Hosting Plans

The initial detail we, at mea5.com, have discerned is the low prices of the shared site hosting services supplied by 'Lonex'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the web site hosting packages furnished by 'Lonex' are powered by a custom invented, state-of-the-art cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, hosting CP, data storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being dealt with by an individual host of web servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting vendor in the World will have colossal difficulties with, because cPanel is a one-server based website hosting environment (each web hosting service, like email, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being handled by one and the same web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based website hosting firms cannot add extra functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to set up their own file platform), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared hosting plans, which are driven by an authentic clustered website hosting system. With a shared site hosting package, each client pays only for his/her account, thus retaining the web space hosting price amazingly low (because lots of customers use the same server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting package, which runs on a cloud web site hosting system, allows you to pay only for the reserves that you actually demand, evading a scenario where you pay for a powerful website hosting package that you cannot really utilize, or for a tiny website hosting account that cannot handle your website. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only 2 clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to kick off with a low-end package and upgrade as your web presence grows. Hence, you save money that you can expend on advertising the web site while it is still new. Each and every web hosting package furnished by 'Lonex' sports an online website building tool and more than forty widely used script-driven platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you hundreds of dollars for website design services. 'Lonex' supplies shared web hosting solutions in a number of different regions across the Globe. There is one server farm in Chicago covering the United States and Canada; 2 European data center facilities - in Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. Hence, nearly the entire planet is covered to supply you and your site's visitors with a steady and fast web page hosting service at a preferred place. Altogether, the shared hosting solutions offered 'Lonex' are really well appointed and come at a very affordable price (starting from $3.95 for the Personal package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To clients with little to no experience, a VPS hosting server may appear hard to handle. That's perhaps why 'Lonex' also offers semi-dedicated servers in its principal United States data center facility in Chicago. Managing these accounts is comparable to administering a normal shared webspace hosting account via a site hosting Control Panel tool. They have all the functionalities of a shared site hosting account such as a fee-free web site building tool and a script installation tool, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated hosting server plan is many times bigger than that of a shared hosting account. For instance, the CPU power that can be utilized is approximately 5 times as much as compared to the shared site hosting accounts. When matched against a shared webspace hosting package, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted top-level domain name allowance is a standard as well. The semi-dedicated web server accounts do not come with complete server root access (we, at mea5.com, think that this is a small negative point), but the benefit is that they are administered through the same web space hosting CP tool as the shared packages. This goes to say that a well-known graphical user interface is available to all clients who do not feel self-confident enough to administer a private virtual hosting server, yet need more power and features than a VPS web hosting server can bestow on them. This is like that because the semi-dedicated web servers share the resources of the very same powerful avant-garde servers as the ones which accommodate the Virtual Private Server accounts, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to 30 per server), whereas the virtual private web servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to one hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'Lonex' can be defined as being quite inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $30.00 for the Semi-dedicated Plus plan.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In mea5.com's opinion, big sites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or famous online storefronts with 1000s of clients request a much more powerful hosting platform. It seems that the guys from 'Lonex' have drawn the same conclusion too. To live up to its clients' requirements, 'Lonex' supplies a selection of dedicated web servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That estimate is based on the hardware specifications the dedicated hosting servers include: multi-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, 2000 GB of storage space and Gigabit network interface cards will undoubtedly ensure the fast and stable performance of any sort of site. In 'Lonex's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-requiring web sites. We, from mea5.com, believe that all dedicated server accounts furnished by 'Lonex' are also suitable for beginning a hosting reseller business as each web server includes free invoicing software platform and a fee-free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated hosting servers furnished by 'Lonex' are all unmanaged. We, at mea5.com, count this as a small drawback, which can be corrected by paying a monthly tax of $30.00 USD. So, if you are in need of aid, the Managed Services upgrade provides an array of additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated web server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A number of webspace hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (mea5.com's) forecast is that the exceptional point and click File Manager included in the Hepsia website hosting CP will probably make the utilization of any FTP client pointless. Our (mea5.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Lonex' don't appear to be very low priced (yet the Hepsia web site hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will beyond doubt make you smile), commencing from $80.00 for the Optima 01 plan.