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An assessment of Lonex

We, at rafaelsp.com.br, have chosen 'Lonex' to be our current domain name and web hosting provider. Therefore we think that this succinct review of 'Lonex' is perchance going to be quite useful for other individuals from all over the World in search for domain name and web hosting solutions. We state individuals from all over the World, since the simple fact is that 'Lonex' currently distributes domain and hosting services in numerous server farm locations: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering almost the entire Earth. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Lonex' in a few words:

Shared Web Space Hosting Services

The first thing we, at rafaelsp.com.br, have discerned is the reasonable prices of the shared web site hosting packages furnished by 'Lonex'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the site hosting packages supplied by 'Lonex' are powered by an in-house created, innovative cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, website hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being run on an individual host of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting firm in the World will have big predicaments with, because cPanel is a single server based site hosting platform (each web hosting service, like email, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being tackled by a single server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based site hosting suppliers cannot add new functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they need to devise their own file system), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web page hosting plans, which are driven by an actual clustered web page hosting system. With a shared web space hosting package, each client pays solely for his/her account, thus retaining the hosting price amazingly low (because many clients are located on the same web hosting server). In a few words, a shared hosting plan, which is being served by a clustered web page hosting system, enables you to pay only for the reserves that you really need, escaping a scenario where you pay for a feature-rich web site hosting package that you cannot really utilize, or for a tiny web page hosting plan that cannot handle your web site. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to begin with a low-end package and upgrade as your online presence expands. In this way, you save capital that you can invest in publicizing the web site while it is still brand new. Each webspace hosting plan supplied by 'Lonex' sports an online web site building tool and over forty popular script software applications such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for website design services. 'Lonex' delivers shared web page hosting accounts in several different regions around the Globe. There is one data center in Chicago covering the United States and Canada; two European server farm facilities - in England and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific. That way, virtually the whole World is encompassed to provide you and your web site's visitors with a stable and fast web site hosting solution at a convenient location. On the whole, the shared hosting accounts provided 'Lonex' are very well stocked and are available at a low-cost price (beginning from $3.95 for the Personal package).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To users with little or no practice, a virtual server may appear problematic to handle. That's probably why 'Lonex' also houses semi-dedicated hosting servers in its principal North American server farm in Chicago. Managing these accounts is similar to administering a conventional shared web hosting plan through a webspace hosting Control Panel tool. They have all the features of a shared site hosting plan such as a free-of-charge web site builder and a script installer, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated server package is many times greater than that of a shared site hosting plan. For example, the CPU power that can be used is almost 5 times as much as compared with the shared plans. When compared with a shared web page hosting package, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain quota is a standard as well. The semi-dedicated web hosting plans do not come with full root-level access (we, at rafaelsp.com.br, think that this is a little downside), but the good point is that they are administered through the same CP user interface as the shared hosting plans. This means that a user-friendly graphical interface is available to all clients who are not confident enough to administer a Virtual Private Server, but at the same time demand more power and system resources than a virtual server can bestow on them. This is like that because of the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the system resources of the very same powerful first-rate servers as the ones which host the virtual private web server hosting accounts, still, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is quite low (somewhere between twenty to 30 per server), whereas the private virtual web servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'Lonex' can be branded as being amazingly cheap (as far as price is concerned), starting from $30.00 for the Semi-dedicated Plus package.

Dedicated Web Servers

In rafaelsp.com.br's opinion, large web pages such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous online stores with 1000s of customers need a much more powerful hosting platform. It appears that the chaps from 'Lonex' have drawn the same conclusion too. To meet its customers' needs, 'Lonex' provides an assortment of dedicated hosting servers that can tackle millions of daily hits. That evaluation stands on the hardware specifications the web hosting servers are offering: multi-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of disk space and Gigabit network interface cards will undoubtedly guarantee the fast and steady performance of any kind of web site. In 'Lonex's opinion, the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more resource-requiring web sites. We, from rafaelsp.com.br, deem that all dedicated server plans provided by 'Lonex' are also appropriate for initiating a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated web server offers free-of-cost invoicing transaction software platform and a complimentary domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web servers provided by 'Lonex' are all unmanaged. We, at rafaelsp.com.br, count this as a small weakness, which can be rectified by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $30.00 USD. So, if you require support, the Managed Services upgrade offers an assortment of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, web hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. A number of web site hosting CP (CP) interfaces are offered with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (rafaelsp.com.br's) prediction is that the great drag and drop File Manager offered by the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel will possibly make the use of any File Transfer Protocol software futile. Our (rafaelsp.com.br's) inference is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Lonex' don't seem to be very modestly priced (still the Hepsia web space hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will undoubtedly make you smile), beginning from $40.00 for the Optima 01 package.