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A review of Lonex

We, at 7dcd.com, have picked 'Lonex' to be our current domain and hosting distributor. Hence we presume that this brief assessment of 'Lonex' is maybe going to be quite useful for other individuals from all over the Globe who are searching for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say folks from all over the World, since the simple fact is that 'Lonex' presently furnishes domain and hosting services in several 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). That way, embracing almost the whole planet. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Lonex' in brief:

Shared Web Site Hosting Packages

The first detail we, at 7dcd.com, have noticed is the modest prices of the shared webspace hosting accounts provided by 'Lonex'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the hosting plans provided by 'Lonex' are powered by an in-house built, cutting edge cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, like email, databases, Control Panel, data storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being run on a separate bunch of web servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting supplier on the Globe will have great predicaments with, since cPanel is a single server based webspace hosting platform (each hosting service, like email, databases, Control Panel, storage space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being served by one and the same web server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based web hosting vendors cannot include new functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to build their own file platform), which is the premise of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared webspace hosting packages, which are powered by an actual cloud web site hosting system. With a shared webspace hosting account, each customer pays solely for his/her package, thus preserving the web space hosting price really low (because numerous users are located on one and the same web hosting server). In a few words, a shared hosting package, which is hosted on a cloud website hosting solution, allows you to pay solely for the resources that you actually demand, averting a situation where you pay for a high-end web space hosting plan that you cannot truly utilize, or for a tiny web space hosting account that cannot host your web site. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to kick off with a low-end plan and upgrade as your web site expands. So, you economize money that you can invest in promoting the web page while it is still brand new. Each and every webspace hosting package furnished by 'Lonex' comes with an online site builder and more than 40 popular script-driven software platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you hundreds of dollars for web page design services. 'Lonex' offers shared hosting packages in several different regions across the World. There is one data center in Chicago encompassing the United States of America and Canada; two European datacenter facilities - in England and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. Thus, practically the entire Globe is covered to present you and your site's visitors with a stable and dependable web space hosting service at a nearby location. As a whole, the shared hosting services provided 'Lonex' are very well equipped and come at a very reasonable price (beginning from $3.95 for the Personal package).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To people with little to no experience, a virtual private web server may appear tough to administer. That's probably why 'Lonex' also keeps semi-dedicated hosting servers in its principal United States server farm in Chicago. Handling these packages is similar to handling a conventional shared web page hosting package via a web page hosting Control Panel GUI. They have all the functionalities of a shared web space hosting account such as a free-of-cost website building tool and a PHP script installation tool, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated web server package is many times larger than that of a shared web space hosting package. For example, the central processing unit power that can be used is approximately 5 times as much as compared with the shared web hosting plans. When compared to a shared web space hosting account, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain allowance is a principle as well. The semi-dedicated web hosting packages do not ship with root access (we, at 7dcd.com, think of this as a small drawback), but the good point is that they are administered via the same website hosting Control Panel user interface as the shared plans. This hints that a well-known graphical interface is offered to all users who are not confident enough to administer a Virtual Private Server, yet require more power and system resources than a VPS web hosting server can bestow on them. This is like that because of the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the resources of the very same powerful cutting edge web servers as the ones which accommodate the virtual server hosting plans, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is very small (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical server), whereas the VPS web servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to one hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'Lonex' can be categorized as being amazingly cheap (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $30.00 for the Semi-dedicated Plus package.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In 7dcd.com's opinion, large sites such as social networks, community and business portals or popular web shops with thousands of clients need a much more powerful site hosting solution. It appears that the guys from 'Lonex' have drawn the same conclusion too. To live up to its customers' requirements, 'Lonex' supplies an array of dedicated hosting servers that can handle millions of daily hits. That evaluation rests on the hardware specifications the dedicated servers come with: multi-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of disk storage and Gigabit NICs will definitely guarantee the fast and stable work of any sort of website. According to 'Lonex', the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-requiring web sites. We, from 7dcd.com, deem that all dedicated server specs furnished by 'Lonex' are also suitable for initiating a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated web server provides free-of-charge billing software platform and a charge-free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web servers delivered by 'Lonex' are all unmanaged. We, at 7dcd.com, regard this as a small weakness, which can be corrected by paying a monthly tax of $30.00 USD. So, if you need assistance, the Managed Services upgrade provides various extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. An assortment of web space hosting CP (CP) interfaces are available with each of the dedicated web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (7dcd.com's) prognosis is that the excellent point and click File Manager added in the Hepsia CP will possibly render the recourse to any FTP client futile. Our (7dcd.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Lonex' don't seem to be very modestly priced (yet the Hepsia Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will doubtlessly make you smile), commencing from $65.00 for the Optima 01 plan.