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A review of Lonex

We, at, have selected 'Lonex' to be our current domain name and web hosting vendor. Hence we think that this concise evaluation of 'Lonex' is maybe going to be quite useful for other people from all around the Globe who are looking for domain name and web hosting solutions. We state individuals from all around the Globe, since the mere fact is that 'Lonex' currently supplies domain and hosting services in multiple data center facility sites: in the USA (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, covering almost the whole World. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could expect from 'Lonex' in a nutshell:

Shared Web Hosting Solutions

The initial detail we, at, have noticed is the modest prices of the shared hosting packages offered by 'Lonex'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the web hosting accounts furnished by 'Lonex' are driven by a custom developed, modern cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as email, databases, webspace hosting CP, storage space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being handled by an individual pack of servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting company on the Globe will have colossal problems with, since cPanel is a one single server based web hosting environment (each web hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, website hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, stats, etc., is being dealt with by one single web server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based site hosting suppliers are unable to add additional functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they must build their own file system), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared site hosting packages, which are driven by a real clustered web page hosting system. With a shared webspace hosting package, each customer pays just for his/her package, thus maintaining the webspace hosting price really low (since plenty of clients share the same web server). In brief, a shared hosting package, which is being served by a clustered web space hosting system, enables you to pay only for the resources that you really require, escaping a scenario where you pay for a feature-rich site hosting package that you cannot truly utilize, or for a low-end webspace hosting plan that cannot accommodate your website. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to kick off with a basic plan and upgrade as your site expands. In this way, you economize cash that you can spend on publicizing the website while it is still brand new. Each and every web space hosting plan delivered by 'Lonex' boasts an online site builder and over forty popular script-driven software applications such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for website design services. 'Lonex' provides shared hosting services in a number of different regions across the World. There is one server farm facility in Chicago covering the United States and Canada; 2 European data centers - in the United Kingdom and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. In this way, approximately the whole planet is covered to supply you and your site's visitors with a stable and reliable web space hosting service at a desired location. On the whole, the shared hosting plans offered 'Lonex' are quite well appointed and are available at a very inexpensive price (starting from $3.95 for the Personal plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To clients with little to no experience, a private virtual web server may seem troublesome to handle. That's probably why 'Lonex' also offers semi-dedicated web servers in its main North American data center in Chicago. Handling these accounts is similar to administering a standard shared webspace hosting plan through a web space hosting Control Panel tool. They have all the functionalities of a shared web hosting package such as a free-of-charge web site building tool and a web application installer, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated hosting server package is many times larger than that of a shared site hosting plan. For example, the CPU power that can be utilized is about FIVE times as much as compared with the shared plans. When matched against a shared site hosting package, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is big: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted top-level domain name allowance is a principle too. The semi-dedicated server web hosting accounts do not arrive with root privileges (we, at, deem this a small weakness), but the good point is that they are administered through the same website hosting CP interface as the shared web page hosting accounts. This goes to say that a known GUI is accessible by all customers who do not have enough self-condifence to administer a VPS web hosting server, yet need more power and resources than a virtual web hosting server can supply them with. This is so owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the resources of the very same powerful hyper-advanced servers as the ones which host the Virtual Private Server hosting plans, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per server), whereas the Virtual Private Servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to a hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by 'Lonex' can be defined as being amazingly affordable (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from $30.00 for the Semi-dedicated Plus package.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to, huge web sites such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous web storefronts with thousands of clients demand a much more powerful webspace hosting solution. It appears that the fellows from 'Lonex' have reached the same conclusion too. To satisfy its customers' anticipations, 'Lonex' delivers a collection of dedicated servers that can tackle millions of daily hits. That assessment rests on the hardware specs the dedicated web hosting servers have: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of web space and Gigabit network cards will doubtlessly ensure the quick and steady work of any kind of website. In 'Lonex's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding websites. We, from, think that all dedicated server plans furnished by 'Lonex' are also suitable for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as each and every web hosting server provides free-of-cost billing software and a free-of-cost domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web hosting servers delivered by 'Lonex' are all unmanaged. We, at, count this as a minor inconvenience, which can be amended by paying a monthly tax of $30.00 USD. So, if you demand aid, the Managed Services upgrade provides a bunch of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, web server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A selection of web site hosting CP (CP) tools are available with each of the dedicated web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prognosis is that the exceptional drag-and-drop File Manager available in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel will perhaps render the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol software futile. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'Lonex' don't appear to be very inexpensive (yet the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will beyond doubt make you smile), starting from $40.00 for the Optima 01 package.