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An assessment of Lonex

We, at iguana-tango.com, have selected 'Lonex' to be our present domain name and web hosting vendor. Therefore we believe that this brief review of 'Lonex' is probably going to be very helpful for other people from all around the World in need of domain name and web hosting services. We state individuals from all around the World, since the simple fact is that 'Lonex' presently furnishes domain and hosting services in numerous server farm locations: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, covering almost the entire planet. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Lonex' in a few words:

Shared Website Hosting Solutions

The initial detail we, at iguana-tango.com, have perceived is the inexpensive prices of the shared web space hosting services offered by 'Lonex'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the web hosting packages provided by 'Lonex' are powered by an in-house developed, cutting edge cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, web space hosting CP, web space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being served by a different group of servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting corporation on the Earth will have big complications with, since cPanel is a one-server based web hosting environment (each hosting service, like mail, databases, CP, storage space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being tackled by a single server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based hosting corporations are not able to include extra functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they need to make their own file platform), which is the basis of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared website hosting plans, which are powered by a real clustered web hosting platform. With a shared webspace hosting package, each client pays just for his/her package, thus maintaining the website hosting price really low (because lots of customers utilize the same web server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting package, which runs on a clustered site hosting system, permits you to pay just for the reserves that you indeed need, averting a scenario where you pay for a high-end web space hosting plan that you cannot actually utilize, or for a small web page hosting package that cannot handle your web site. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 clicks grants you the flexibility to commence with a small package and upgrade as your web site grows. Hence, you save capital that you can spend on publicizing the web page while it is still novel. Every website hosting package provided by 'Lonex' sports an online site building tool and over forty widely used script software applications among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for web site design services. 'Lonex' supplies shared hosting services in a number of different regions around the Globe. There is one server farm facility in Chicago covering the United States and Canada; two European datacenters - in Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific. Hence, approximately the whole Earth is covered to supply you and your visitors with a stable and fast web page hosting solution at a convenient location. As a whole, the shared hosting accounts offered 'Lonex' are quite well appointed and are available at a very attractive price (beginning from $3.95 for the Personal plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To people with little to no experience, a virtual web hosting server may appear tough to manage. That's probably why 'Lonex' also hosts semi-dedicated hosting servers in its principal American datacenter in Chicago. Handling these accounts is comparable to administering a standard shared website hosting plan via a web hosting CP interface. They have all the specs of a shared website hosting plan such as a fee-free website builder and a script installer, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated account is many times greater than that of a shared hosting package. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is nearly 5 times as much as compared with the shared web site hosting plans. When compared to a shared webspace hosting plan, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is big: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted top-level domain name quota is a principle too. The semi-dedicated web hosting accounts do not ship with root access (we, at iguana-tango.com, consider this a tiny problem), but the benefit is that they are administered via the same site hosting Control Panel user interface as the shared web page hosting accounts. This suggests that a familiar graphical interface is available to all clients who do not have enough confidence to handle a private virtual hosting server, yet require more power and reserves than a virtual private hosting server can confer to them. This is like that because of the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the resources of the same powerful cutting edge servers as the ones which host the VPS web server hosting plans, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is quite low (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical server), whereas the private virtual servers can reach a much higher number (80 to one hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'Lonex' can be branded as being very affordable (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from $30.00 for the Semi-dedicated Plus package.

Dedicated Servers

According to iguana-tango.com, large web pages such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous online shops with thousands of customers request a much more powerful web site hosting solution. It appears that the fellows from 'Lonex' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To live up to its users' requirements, 'Lonex' provides an array of dedicated hosting servers that can handle millions of daily visits. That evaluation rests on the hardware specifications the dedicated hosting servers arrive with: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of data storage and Gigabit network interface cards will beyond doubt ensure the fast and steady work of any kind of web site. In 'Lonex's opinion, the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring web sites. We, from iguana-tango.com, think that all dedicated server accounts delivered by 'Lonex' are also suitable for commencing a hosting reseller business as each dedicated server includes free-of-cost invoicing software and a fee-free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated hosting servers supplied by 'Lonex' are all unmanaged. We, at iguana-tango.com, count this as a small disadvantage, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $30.00 USD. So, if you are in need of support, the Managed Services upgrade includes a bouquet of supplementary services such as a regular backup, software installation, hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A number of website hosting CP (CP) GUIs are available with each of the hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (iguana-tango.com's) forecast is that the splendid drag-and-drop File Manager added in the Hepsia CP will possibly render the recourse to any FTP client useless. Our (iguana-tango.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers provided by 'Lonex' don't seem to be very inexpensive (yet the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain quotas will no doubt make you smile), beginning from $80.00 for the Optima 01 package.