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A survey of Lonex

We, at toolylo.com, have chosen 'Lonex' to be our current domain name and hosting vendor. Therefore we believe that this short evaluation of 'Lonex' is maybe going to be quite helpful for other people from all around the World who are searching for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say people from all over the World, since the simple truth is that 'Lonex' presently delivers domain and hosting services in several data center locations: in the USA (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, embracing virtually the whole Earth. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'Lonex' in a few words:

Shared Site Hosting Solutions

The initial thing we, at toolylo.com, have detected is the modest prices of the shared webspace hosting plans supplied by 'Lonex'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the website hosting accounts delivered by 'Lonex' are powered by an in-house invented, leading edge cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, CP, disk space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being run on an individual bunch of servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting provider on the Earth will have great problems with, since cPanel is a single server based web space hosting platform (each hosting service, such as email, databases, hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being tackled by one and the same server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based web hosting corporations cannot include new functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they must design their own file system), which is the basis of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared site hosting packages, which are driven by a real cloud web site hosting solution. With a shared web site hosting plan, each client pays solely for his/her account, thus maintaining the website hosting price amazingly low (since numerous users are located on one and the same web server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a clustered web hosting system, permits you to pay just for the resources that you indeed require, evading a situation where you pay for an advanced website hosting package that you cannot really utilize, or for a tiny webspace hosting package that cannot shelter your site. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to start with a low-end plan and upgrade as your web site expands. That way, you economize cash that you can spend on promoting the website while it is still new. Each site hosting account furnished by 'Lonex' arrives with an online web site builder and more than 40 widely used script software platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for web site design solutions. 'Lonex' distributes shared web site hosting accounts in several different countries across the Globe. There is one server farm facility in Chicago encompassing the United States and Canada; 2 European datacenters - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. Hence, practically the entire Earth is covered to present you and your website's visitors with a stable and reliable web page hosting solution at a convenient location. As a whole, the shared hosting plans provided 'Lonex' are quite well equipped and are available at a very attractive price (beginning from $3.95 for the Personal package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To clients with little to no practice, a private virtual web hosting server may seem hard to administer. That's perhaps why 'Lonex' also hosts semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main North American server farm in Chicago. Managing these accounts is comparable to managing a conventional shared site hosting package through a site hosting CP GUI. They have all the features of a shared website hosting package such as a free-of-charge website building tool and a web app installation tool, but the amount of system resources typical of a semi-dedicated server plan is many times greater than that of a shared web site hosting account. For example, the CPU power that can be used is approximately FIVE times as much as compared to the shared site hosting accounts. When compared to a shared web hosting plan, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is big: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain name allowance is a trend too. The semi-dedicated web server plans do not come with full root privileges (we, at toolylo.com, count this as a small defect), but the good point is that they are managed through the very same Control Panel tool as the shared web hosting plans. This goes to say that a user-friendly GUI is available to all users who do not have enough confidence to handle a private virtual hosting server, but at the same time need more power and system resources than a VPS web server can offer. This is so because of the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the resources of the same powerful ultramodern web hosting servers as the ones which host the VPS server hosting accounts, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is very small (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical server), whereas the VPS hosting servers can reach a much greater number (80 to 120 per physical server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'Lonex' can be branded as being quite inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), starting from $30.00 for the Semi-dedicated Plus package.

Dedicated Web Servers

In toolylo.com's opinion, big websites such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous online shops with thousands of clients require a much more powerful site hosting solution. It seems that the chaps from 'Lonex' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To fulfil its customers' expectations, 'Lonex' provides an assortment of dedicated web servers that can manage millions of daily visits. That estimate rests on the hardware specs the hosting servers sport: multi-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, two thousand GB of disk storage and Gigabit network interface cards will no doubt guarantee the quick and steady work of any sort of website. According to 'Lonex', the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-requiring websites. We, from toolylo.com, believe that all dedicated server packages offered by 'Lonex' are also suitable for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as each server provides free billing software platform and a charge-free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated servers furnished by 'Lonex' are all unmanaged. We, at toolylo.com, deem this a minor drawback, which can be rectified by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $30.00 USD. So, if you need help, the Managed Services upgrade provides a number of supplementary services such as a routine backup, software installation, server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A bouquet of webspace hosting CP (CP) tools are available with each of the web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (toolylo.com's) forecast is that the impressive point-and-click File Manager available in the Hepsia webspace hosting CP will perhaps make the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol software pointless. Our (toolylo.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Lonex' don't appear to be very inexpensive (yet the Hepsia web hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will doubtlessly make you smile), starting from $40.00 for the Optima 01 package.