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A review of Lonex

We, at alyfaye.com, have selected 'Lonex' to be our present domain name and hosting vendor. Hence we deem that this brief assessment of 'Lonex' is perhaps going to be very useful for other people from all over the World who need domain name and web hosting solutions. We state people from all over the World, because the simple fact is that 'Lonex' presently supplies domain and hosting services in multiple datacenter facility sites: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, encompassing practically the whole planet. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Lonex' in a nutshell:

Shared Hosting Packages

The first detail we, at alyfaye.com, have noted is the inexpensive prices of the shared web space hosting services delivered 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 web page hosting accounts delivered by 'Lonex' are driven by an in-house devised, state-of-the-art cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, web space hosting CP, disk space, DNS, stats, etc., is being served by an independent group of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting vendor on the Globe will have great difficulties with, since cPanel is a one-server based hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being tackled by a single web server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel web space hosting corporations are not able to add new functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to invent their own file system), which is the prerequisite of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared site hosting accounts, which are powered by an authentic cloud web site hosting system. With a shared web space hosting plan, each customer pays just for his/her package, thus keeping the web site hosting price very low (since numerous customers share the same web hosting server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a clustered webspace hosting system, allows you to pay just for the resources that you indeed demand, escaping a situation where you pay for an advanced hosting account that you cannot truly use, or for a tiny site hosting account that cannot accommodate your website. The option to upgrade your account from one package to another with just 2 mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to kick off with a small package and upgrade as your site grows. In this way, you spare cash that you can invest in advertising the site while it is still new. Each and every webspace hosting account provided by 'Lonex' sports an online web site building tool and over forty popular script-driven software applications including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for web page design solutions. 'Lonex' delivers shared web site hosting accounts in several different geographical regions across the World. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago covering the United States of America and Canada; two European server farms - in England and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. Hence, almost the whole World is encompassed to present you and your website's visitors with a steady and dependable hosting service at a convenient place. On the whole, the shared hosting plans delivered 'Lonex' are very well equipped and are available at a good price (beginning from $3.95 for the Personal package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To users with little or no practice, a virtual private hosting server may seem hard to manage. That's probably why 'Lonex' also hosts semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its principal US datacenter facility in Chicago. Handling these packages is similar to administering a standard shared web space hosting package via a web site hosting Control Panel user interface. They have all the specs of a shared web page hosting account such as a fee-free website builder and a web app installation tool, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated server hosting package is many times greater than that of a shared web space hosting account. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be used is nearly FIVE times as much as compared to the shared web hosting plans. When matched against a shared site hosting package, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is big: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted top-level domain name quota is a trend too. The semi-dedicated server packages do not ship with root privileges (we, at alyfaye.com, think of this as a minor drawback), but the good point is that they are managed through the very same CP user interface as the shared web hosting accounts. This suggests that a user-friendly graphical user interface is accessible by all clients who are not confident enough to administer a VPS web hosting server, but at the same time need more power and supplies than a Virtual Private Server can furnish them with. This is so because the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the system resources of the very same powerful cutting edge web hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the Virtual Private Server web hosting packages, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is quite low (somewhere between 20 to thirty per server), while the private virtual web hosting servers can reach a much higher number (80 to 120 per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'Lonex' can be defined as being amazingly inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $30.00 for the Semi-dedicated Plus plan.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

In alyfaye.com's opinion, enormous web pages such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous web storefronts with 1000s of clients need a much more powerful website hosting environment. It seems that the folks from 'Lonex' have come to the same conclusion as well. To answer its clients' demands, 'Lonex' supplies an array of dedicated web servers that can handle millions of daily visits. That estimate is based on the hardware specs the dedicated web servers ship with: multi-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of data storage and Gigabit network interface cards will beyond doubt guarantee the fast and stable performance of any kind of web site. According to 'Lonex', the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more resource-demanding web sites. We, from alyfaye.com, deem that all dedicated server specifications supplied by 'Lonex' are also suitable for establishing a hosting reseller business as every dedicated hosting server ships with free-of-cost invoicing software platform and a complimentary domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web servers supplied by 'Lonex' are all unmanaged. We, at alyfaye.com, deem this a little negative point, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $30.00 USD. So, if you require assistance, the Managed Services upgrade includes a selection of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A bouquet of webspace hosting Control Panel (CP) GUIs are available with each of the dedicated hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (alyfaye.com's) forecast is that the superb drag and drop File Manager included in the Hepsia web space hosting CP will probably render the use of any FTP client pointless. Our (alyfaye.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Lonex' don't appear to be very inexpensive (yet the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will beyond doubt make you smile), beginning from $65.00 for the Optima 01 package.