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An assessment of Lonex

We, at gwh.no, have selected 'Lonex' to be our current domain and hosting vendor. Hence we think that this short evaluation of 'Lonex' is maybe going to be very useful for other individuals from all around the Globe who seek domain name and web hosting services. We state individuals from all around the Globe, since the simple truth is that 'Lonex' presently supplies domain and hosting services in several datacenter facility locations: in America (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, embracing almost the whole Globe. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Lonex' in short:

Shared Website Hosting Accounts

The first detail we, at gwh.no, have noted is the reasonable prices of the shared web site hosting solutions provided by 'Lonex'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the hosting plans supplied by 'Lonex' are driven by an in-house created, avant-garde cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as email, databases, hosting CP, storage space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being dealt with by a separate group of hosting servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting supplier on the Globe will have mammoth difficulties with, because cPanel is a single server based web page hosting environment (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, web space hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being tackled by one and the same web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based site hosting distributors cannot include new functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to make their own file system), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared webspace hosting accounts, which are driven by a real clustered web space hosting system. With a shared web space hosting plan, each customer pays only for his/her package, thus retaining the site hosting price really low (because a lot of users are hosted on the same hosting server). In short, a shared hosting plan, which is being served by a clustered hosting platform, enables you to pay solely for the reserves that you really demand, averting a scenario where you pay for a powerful web site hosting account that you cannot really utilize, or for a basic web space hosting account that cannot host your web page. The option to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to start with a tiny package and upgrade as your Internet presence grows. Thus, you spare funds that you can expend on promoting the site while it is still novel. Each and every web space hosting account offered by 'Lonex' arrives with an online site building tool and over 40 popular script-driven platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for web design services. 'Lonex' provides shared site hosting plans in several different regions around the Globe. There is one data center in Chicago covering the US and Canada; two European server farms - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific region. Hence, practically the entire planet is covered to present you and your web page's visitors with a stable and fast hosting service at a nearby place. On the whole, the shared hosting packages delivered 'Lonex' are very well equipped and come at a budget price (beginning from $3.95 for the Personal plan).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To users with little to no experience, a virtual web server may seem tough to administer. That's perhaps why 'Lonex' also hosts semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its principal American server farm in Chicago. Managing these plans is similar to managing a standard shared website hosting package via a CP tool. They have all the functionalities of a shared web space hosting plan such as a free site building tool and a web app installer, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated server web hosting plan is many times greater than that of a shared web space hosting plan. For example, the CPU power that can be used is approximately 5 times as much as compared to the shared hosting plans. When compared to a shared web space hosting package, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain allowance is a rule as well. The semi-dedicated web server packages do not arrive with complete root access (we, at gwh.no, think that this is a little disadvantage), but the advantage is that they are managed via the very same webspace hosting Control Panel GUI as the shared web site hosting packages. This hints that a recognizable graphical user interface is available to all clients who do not have enough self-condifence to administer a virtual private web server, but at the same time are in need of more power and features than a virtual private web hosting server can supply them with. This is like that because the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the system resources of the very same powerful first-rate web servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS web server hosting packages, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is quite low (somewhere between twenty to 30 per server), while the VPS hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to one hundred and twenty per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'Lonex' can be branded as being quite affordable (as far as price is concerned), commencing from $30.00 for the Semi-dedicated Plus plan.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to gwh.no, big web sites such as social networks, community and business web portals or popular online stores with 1000s of customers demand a much more powerful site hosting platform. It seems that the fellows from 'Lonex' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To satisfy its users' needs, 'Lonex' supplies a bouquet of dedicated servers that can manage millions of daily visits. That estimate is based on the hardware configurations the servers arrive with: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, 2000 GB of storage space and Gigabit network cards will doubtlessly ensure the fast and steady performance of any type of site. According to 'Lonex', the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-requiring web sites. We, from gwh.no, think that all dedicated server packages furnished by 'Lonex' are also suitable for establishing a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated web hosting server provides free billing software and a free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web hosting servers offered by 'Lonex' are all unmanaged. We, at gwh.no, think that this is a small weakness, which can be amended by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $30.00 USD. So, if you are in need of assistance, the Managed Services upgrade includes an assortment of additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. Several webspace hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the dedicated web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (gwh.no's) prediction is that the outstanding drag-and-drop File Manager available in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel will probably make the use of any File Transfer Protocol software program futile. Our (gwh.no's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'Lonex' don't appear to be very modestly priced (yet the Hepsia webspace hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will beyond doubt make you smile), commencing from $65.00 for the Optima 01 package.