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A survey of Lonex

We, at sweet-bears.com, have selected 'Lonex' to be our present domain name and hosting provider. Therefore we think that this succinct review of 'Lonex' is perchance going to be very useful for other people from all over the Globe who are searching for domain name and web hosting services. We state folks from all around the World, since the simple fact is that 'Lonex' presently provides domain and hosting services in multiple datacenter sites: in the US (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, covering practically the whole World. 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 Hosting Plans

The initial thing we, at sweet-bears.com, have seen is the affordable prices of the shared web space hosting plans delivered 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 web site hosting plans furnished by 'Lonex' are driven by an in-house invented, innovative cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, web hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being tackled by a different pack of hosting servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting provider in the World will have considerable troubles with, since cPanel is a one-server based site hosting environment (each web hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, CP, storage space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being run on a single server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based webspace hosting firms are not able to include additional functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to build their own file platform), which is the prerequisite of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web space hosting plans, which are powered by an authentic cloud site hosting platform. With a shared web hosting account, each customer pays only for his/her package, thus preserving the web space hosting price very low (since plenty of customers are located on one and the same web server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a cloud hosting system, enables you to pay solely for the reserves that you really require, escaping a situation where you pay for a powerful website hosting plan that you cannot truly use, or for a tiny website hosting package that cannot shelter your web page. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to begin with a tiny package and upgrade as your website expands. Hence, you spare cash that you can invest in publicizing the web site while it is still new. Each and every webspace hosting package provided by 'Lonex' contains an online site building tool and over 40 widely used script-driven software platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for website design services. 'Lonex' offers shared web space hosting solutions in several different geographical regions across the Globe. There is one datacenter in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; two European server farm facilities - in Great Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific region. That way, practically the whole Globe is covered to present you and your web site's visitors with a stable and reliable site hosting solution at a preferred location. On the whole, the shared hosting solutions furnished 'Lonex' are very well equipped and are available at a budget price (starting from $3.95 for the Personal package).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To customers with little to no experience, a Virtual Private Server may appear problematic to administer. That's perhaps why 'Lonex' also hosts semi-dedicated hosting servers in its principal US data center in Chicago. Managing these plans is similar to managing a conventional shared web space hosting plan via a web site hosting Control Panel interface. They have all the specs of a shared web page hosting plan such as a free-of-charge site building tool and a script installation tool, but the amount of system resources typical of a semi-dedicated hosting plan is many times larger than that of a shared account. For instance, the CPU power that can be used is approximately 5 times as much as compared with the shared web hosting accounts. When matched against a shared plan, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is immense: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain quota is a standard as well. The semi-dedicated hosting accounts do not include complete server root access (we, at sweet-bears.com, deem this a slight negative point), but the advantage is that they are managed via the very same web site hosting Control Panel tool as the shared web space hosting accounts. This goes to say that a known graphical environment is accessible by all users who do not feel self-confident enough to manage a private virtual hosting server, yet are in need of more power and reserves than a virtual web hosting server can bestow on them. This is like that because the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the resources of the very same powerful hyper-advanced hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the Virtual Private Server plans, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical machine), whereas the private virtual web servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to 120 per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'Lonex' can be defined as being quite affordable (as far as cost is concerned), starting from $30.00 for the Semi-dedicated Plus package.

Dedicated Web Servers

In sweet-bears.com's opinion, big websites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or popular online stores with thousands of clients need a much more powerful site hosting solution. It appears that the folks from 'Lonex' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To live up to its customers' expectations, 'Lonex' offers an array of dedicated web servers that can manage millions of daily visits. That evaluation is based on the hardware configurations the servers sport: multi-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of storage space and Gigabit NICs will beyond doubt guarantee the fast and stable work of any type of website. According to 'Lonex', the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-requiring websites. We, from sweet-bears.com, deem that all dedicated server accounts offered by 'Lonex' are also suitable for launching a hosting reseller business as each and every hosting server ships with free billing software and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated hosting servers supplied by 'Lonex' are all unmanaged. We, at sweet-bears.com, think that this is a slight problem, which can be righted by paying a monthly fee of $30.00 USD. So, if you are in need of aid, the Managed Services upgrade offers a handful of extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A selection of hosting CP (CP) tools are offered with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (sweet-bears.com's) prognosis is that the superb point and click File Manager offered by the Hepsia web page hosting Control Panel will probably render the utilization of any FTP client futile. Our (sweet-bears.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Lonex' don't appear to be very low priced (still the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will doubtlessly make you smile), beginning from $40.00 for the Optima 01 package.