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A survey of Lonex

We, at beta.solaredition.com, have picked 'Lonex' to be our present domain name and web hosting distributor. Therefore we think that this succinct evaluation of 'Lonex' is probably going to be very helpful for other folks from all around the World who are searching for domain name and web hosting services. We say people from all around the World, because the mere truth is that 'Lonex' presently furnishes domain and hosting services in several datacenter facility sites: in the USA (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, encompassing nearly the whole Earth. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could expect from 'Lonex' in short:

Shared Web Site Hosting Packages

The first detail we, at beta.solaredition.com, have seen is the inexpensive prices of the shared web page hosting solutions provided by 'Lonex'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the webspace hosting accounts furnished by 'Lonex' are powered by a custom devised, innovative cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, like mail, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, disk space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being dealt with by an autonomous set of hosting servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting company in the World will have great difficulties with, since cPanel is a one single server based site hosting environment (each hosting service, like email, databases, hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being handled by one and the same server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel webspace hosting firms are not able to add extra functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they need to create their own file system), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared hosting plans, which are powered by a genuine cloud website hosting solution. With a shared hosting plan, each customer pays only for his/her package, thus retaining the web space hosting price very low (because lots of users share one and the same server). In short, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a clustered web site hosting solution, allows you to pay solely for the reserves that you really require, escaping a situation where you pay for a feature-rich hosting account that you cannot actually use, or for a small web site hosting plan that cannot host your website. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to start with a tiny plan and upgrade as your web page grows. Thus, you save cash that you can invest in publicizing the web page while it is still new. Each web space hosting plan supplied by 'Lonex' ships with an online site building tool and over 40 popular script software platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for web site design services. 'Lonex' delivers shared website hosting solutions in a number of different geographical regions around the World. There is one server farm in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; 2 European datacenter facilities - in the United Kingdom and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. In this way, almost the whole Globe is encompassed to supply you and your site's visitors with a stable and dependable web hosting solution at a nearby location. As a whole, the shared hosting packages supplied 'Lonex' are really well furnished and are available at a very low price (beginning from $3.95 for the Personal package).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To clients with little to no practice, a private virtual hosting server may appear tough to administer. That's probably why 'Lonex' also keeps semi-dedicated hosting servers in its principal American data center in Chicago. Managing these packages is comparable to managing a normal shared web space hosting package through a web space hosting CP tool. They have all the functionalities of a shared web page hosting package such as a fee-free web site building tool and a script installation tool, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated web server account is many times larger than that of a shared web page hosting account. For example, the central processing unit power that can be used is about FIVE times as much as compared to the shared web hosting packages. When compared to a shared site hosting plan, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain name quota is a trend too. The semi-dedicated server accounts do not include complete root-level access (we, at beta.solaredition.com, consider this a small inconvenience), but the plus is that they are administered via the same web space hosting CP user interface as the shared web site hosting plans. This indicates that a well-known graphical user interface is offered to all users who do not have enough confidence to administer a private virtual server, but at the same time need more power and features than a virtual server can provide them with. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the reserves of the same powerful hyper-advanced web servers as the ones which host the VPS web hosting server packages, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is quite small (somewhere between twenty to thirty per server), while the virtual servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to 120 per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by 'Lonex' can be categorized as being very cheap (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $30.00 for the Semi-dedicated Plus package.

Dedicated Servers

According to beta.solaredition.com, large sites such as social networks, community and business web portals or popular web shops with thousands of customers require a much more powerful web hosting environment. It seems that the guys from 'Lonex' have come to the same conclusion as well. To fulfil its customers' expectations, 'Lonex' supplies a number of dedicated servers that can handle millions of daily hits. That estimate is based on the hardware configurations the servers ship with: multi-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of data storage and Gigabit network cards will undoubtedly ensure the quick and stable performance of any sort of site. In 'Lonex's opinion, the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring web sites. We, from beta.solaredition.com, consider that all dedicated server solutions supplied by 'Lonex' are also suitable for establishing a hosting reseller business as each dedicated web server comes with free invoicing transaction software and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web servers delivered by 'Lonex' are all unmanaged. We, at beta.solaredition.com, think that this is a tiny disadvantage, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly tax of $30.00 USD. So, if you require support, the Managed Services upgrade provides a bouquet of extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. An array of hosting CP (CP) tools are offered with each of the dedicated web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (beta.solaredition.com's) forecast is that the remarkable point and click File Manager available in the Hepsia web site hosting CP will probably render the utilization of any FTP software program futile. Our (beta.solaredition.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Lonex' don't seem to be very inexpensive (still the Hepsia CP and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will undoubtedly make you smile), starting from $65.00 for the Optima 01 package.