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An evaluation of Lonex

We, at discerning-games.com, have chosen 'Lonex' to be our present domain name and web hosting distributor. This is why we think that this concise evaluation of 'Lonex' is perhaps going to be very helpful for other people from all over the Globe in search for domain name and web hosting services. We state people from all around the Globe, because the simple fact is that 'Lonex' presently delivers domain and hosting services in multiple datacenter locations: in North America (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, embracing practically the entire Earth. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Lonex' in a few words:

Shared Web Space Hosting Accounts

The first thing we, at discerning-games.com, have discerned is the affordable prices of the shared website hosting packages supplied 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 web page hosting plans supplied by 'Lonex' are powered by an in-house invented, cutting edge cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being served by a different group of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting supplier in the World will have immense problems with, because cPanel is a single server based web page hosting platform (each hosting service, like mail, databases, web site hosting CP, disk space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being served by one single server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel website hosting corporations cannot add new functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to concoct their own file platform), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared site hosting accounts, which are powered by a genuine cloud web space hosting solution. With a shared web space hosting package, each client pays solely for his/her account, thus keeping the website hosting price very low (since numerous users use one and the same web hosting server). In brief, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a cloud web page hosting platform, enables you to pay solely for the reserves that you really require, precluding a scenario where you pay for an advanced web page hosting package that you cannot really use, or for a basic hosting account that cannot handle your site. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just two mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to commence with a tiny plan and upgrade as your Internet presence grows. That way, you spare cash that you can invest in advertising the web page while it is still brand new. Every web site hosting account offered by 'Lonex' comprises an online web site building tool and more than 40 popular script-driven platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for web site design services. 'Lonex' provides shared web page hosting solutions in several different countries across the World. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago covering the US and Canada; two European data center facilities - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific. In this way, almost the whole Earth is encompassed to present you and your web site's visitors with a steady and reliable web hosting solution at a preferred location. Altogether, the shared hosting plans offered 'Lonex' are very well stocked and are available at a low-cost price (starting from $4.25 for the Personal package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To users with little to no practice, a virtual hosting server may appear problematic to administer. That's perhaps why 'Lonex' also stores semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main United States datacenter facility in Chicago. Handling these plans is comparable to handling a normal shared website hosting package through a hosting CP user interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared web hosting package such as a free web site building tool and a web application installer, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated web server hosting plan is many times larger than that of a shared site hosting package. For example, the CPU power that can be used is nearly FIVE times as much as compared to the shared web space hosting plans. When compared to a shared web page hosting account, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted Top-Level Domain allowance is a pattern as well. The semi-dedicated web hosting server packages do not include full root-level access (we, at discerning-games.com, regard this as a minor drawback), but the plus is that they are managed via the same webspace hosting Control Panel interface as the shared web site hosting accounts. This indicates that a user-friendly GUI is accessible by all customers who do not feel self-confident enough to handle a private virtual web server, but at the same time are in need of more power and reserves than a private virtual web hosting server can confer to them. This is so due to the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the system resources of the same powerful ultramodern web servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS web hosting packages, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical server), whereas the virtual private web servers can reach a much higher number (80 to 120 per physical server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'Lonex' can be labeled as being amazingly cheap (as far as cost is concerned), starting from $30.00 for the Semi-dedicated Plus package.

Dedicated Web Servers

In discerning-games.com's opinion, large sites such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous web stores with 1000s of customers request a much more powerful webspace hosting environment. It appears that the fellows from 'Lonex' have reached the same conclusion as well. To meet its clients' requirements, 'Lonex' supplies an array of dedicated hosting servers that can handle millions of daily hits. That estimation is based on the hardware configurations the dedicated servers are offering: many-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of data storage and Gigabit network interface cards will undoubtedly guarantee the fast and steady performance of any kind of website. In 'Lonex's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-requiring web sites. We, from discerning-games.com, deem that all dedicated server accounts furnished by 'Lonex' are also appropriate for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as every server provides free-of-cost invoicing transaction software platform and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated hosting servers offered by 'Lonex' are all unmanaged. We, at discerning-games.com, deem this a slight downside, which can be rectified by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $30.00 USD. So, if you demand support, the Managed Services upgrade includes an assortment of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. An assortment of web space hosting CP (CP) GUIs are available with each of the hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (discerning-games.com's) prediction is that the outstanding drag and drop File Manager available in the Hepsia hosting CP will perhaps render the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol software futile. Our (discerning-games.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers offered by 'Lonex' don't seem to be very low priced (still the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will definitely make you smile), beginning from $40.00 for the Optima 01 plan.