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An evaluation of Lonex

We, at caffeinated-goblin.com, have picked 'Lonex' to be our present domain name and hosting vendor. This is why we consider that this brief review of 'Lonex' is perhaps going to be very useful for other individuals from all around the Globe who are looking for domain name and web hosting services. We say people from all around the Globe, since the simple truth is that 'Lonex' presently distributes domain and hosting services in several data center facility locations: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, encompassing almost the entire Earth. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could expect from 'Lonex' in brief:

Shared Site Hosting Plans

The first detail we, at caffeinated-goblin.com, have observed is the budget prices of the shared site hosting packages offered 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 webspace hosting plans furnished by 'Lonex' are driven by a custom invented, avant-garde cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, CP, data storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being handled by an individual bunch of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting supplier on the Earth will have immense difficulties with, since cPanel is a one single server based web site hosting environment (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, web hosting CP, web space, DNS, stats, etc., is being dealt with by a single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel web space hosting companies are unable to include extra functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to concoct their own file system), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web site hosting plans, which are driven by a real cloud website hosting platform. With a shared hosting plan, each customer pays solely for his/her package, thus retaining the price really low (since many users utilize the same server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a cloud site hosting system, enables you to pay only for the reserves that you actually need, avoiding a scenario where you pay for a powerful web space hosting account that you cannot truly use, or for a small website hosting plan that cannot shelter your site. The option to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 clicks grants you the flexibility to kick off with a tiny plan and upgrade as your web page grows. So, you economize capital that you can invest in publicizing the site while it is still novel. Each web space hosting plan delivered by 'Lonex' sports an online website builder and more than 40 widely used script-driven software platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for site design services. 'Lonex' furnishes shared web hosting packages in several different geographical regions around the Globe. There is one datacenter in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; two European datacenter facilities - in England and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific region. In this way, nearly the entire Globe is encompassed to provide you and your visitors with a stable and reliable site hosting solution at a preferred place. Altogether, the shared hosting packages delivered 'Lonex' are very well stocked and come at a very affordable price (beginning from $3.95 for the Personal plan).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To people with little or no experience, a VPS hosting server may appear problematic to administer. That's probably why 'Lonex' also keeps semi-dedicated servers in its principal American datacenter in Chicago. Managing these accounts is similar to managing a standard shared webspace hosting account via a website hosting CP GUI. They have all the functionalities of a shared website hosting package such as a fee-free web site building tool and a script installation tool, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated server web hosting plan is many times bigger than that of a shared package. For example, the CPU power that can be used is approximately FIVE times as much as compared to the shared web page hosting plans. When compared to a shared web hosting account, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is big: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted top-level domain name allowance is a trend as well. The semi-dedicated server packages do not include full server root privileges (we, at caffeinated-goblin.com, count this as a small defect), but the benefit is that they are managed through the same webspace hosting CP GUI as the shared web hosting accounts. This signifies that a familiar GUI is accessible by all customers who do not feel confident enough to handle a virtual private web hosting server, yet are in need of more power and system resources than a private virtual web hosting server can deliver. This is so owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the resources of the same powerful first-class servers as the ones which accommodate the virtual private web server packages, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is quite low (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical machine), whereas the VPS web hosting servers can reach a much higher number (80 to one hundred and twenty per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'Lonex' can be categorized as being very cheap (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $30.00 for the Semi-dedicated Plus plan.

Dedicated Servers

In caffeinated-goblin.com's opinion, enormous websites such as social networks, community and business portals or famous online shops with 1000s of customers demand a much more powerful web hosting solution. It seems that the chaps from 'Lonex' have arrived at the same conclusion too. To live up to its customers' demands, 'Lonex' delivers a bouquet of dedicated hosting servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That estimate stands on the hardware configurations the dedicated web servers sport: many-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of storage space and Gigabit NICs will beyond doubt ensure the fast and steady work of any kind of website. In 'Lonex's opinion, the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-requiring sites. We, from caffeinated-goblin.com, believe that all dedicated server configurations furnished by 'Lonex' are also suitable for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as each web server ships with free-of-cost invoicing software and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web servers provided by 'Lonex' are all unmanaged. We, at caffeinated-goblin.com, deem this a little problem, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly tax of $30.00 USD. So, if you need assistance, the Managed Services upgrade offers various additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. A selection of Control Panel (CP) interfaces are offered with each of the dedicated web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (caffeinated-goblin.com's) forecast is that the excellent point-and-click File Manager added in the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel will perhaps make the use of any File Transfer Protocol client pointless. Our (caffeinated-goblin.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers offered by 'Lonex' don't appear to be very modestly priced (yet the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain allowance will no doubt make you smile), beginning from $40.00 for the Optima 01 package.