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An assessment of Lonex

We, at midnightdawn.com, have selected 'Lonex' to be our present domain and hosting vendor. Hence we deem that this short assessment of 'Lonex' is perhaps going to be very helpful for other individuals from all around the Globe who need domain name and web hosting solutions. We say individuals from all around the Globe, because the mere truth is that 'Lonex' currently provides domain and hosting services in multiple server farm locations: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing nearly the whole World. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could expect from 'Lonex' in brief:

Shared Hosting Packages

The initial thing we, at midnightdawn.com, have discerned is the cut-rate prices of the shared web site hosting solutions offered by 'Lonex'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good news here is that the hosting accounts provided by 'Lonex' are powered by an in-house invented, advanced cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, like email, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being run on an autonomous set of hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting company in the World will have great difficulties with, since cPanel is a one-server based hosting environment (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, disk space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being run on a single web server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel web hosting distributors cannot include additional functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they must design their own file system), which is the premise of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared site hosting accounts, which are powered by an actual cloud web page hosting system. With a shared web hosting package, each customer pays just for his/her plan, thus maintaining the website hosting price amazingly low (because numerous customers use the same web server). In a few words, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a clustered website hosting system, allows you to pay just for the resources that you actually demand, averting a situation where you pay for a feature-rich web site hosting package that you cannot truly use, or for a basic web space hosting account that cannot host your web site. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just two clicks gives you the flexibility to begin with a low-end package and upgrade as your web presence expands. In this way, you save cash that you can expend on promoting the site while it is still novel. Each web site hosting account furnished by 'Lonex' offers an online website building tool and over 40 popular script-driven platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for website design services. 'Lonex' furnishes shared web page hosting solutions in several different geographical regions across the World. There is one data center facility in Chicago encompassing the United States and Canada; 2 European datacenter facilities - in England and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific. Thus, nearly the whole Globe is covered to present you and your site's visitors with a steady and fast web space hosting solution at a convenient place. On the whole, the shared hosting solutions provided 'Lonex' are really well equipped and come at a good price (starting from $3.95 for the Personal package).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To customers with little to no practice, a private virtual server may appear problematic to handle. That's perhaps why 'Lonex' also offers semi-dedicated web servers in its main American datacenter in Chicago. Managing these packages is similar to managing a normal shared package via a web space hosting CP user interface. They have all the features of a shared site hosting account such as a free web site builder and a web application installer, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated web hosting server plan is many times bigger than that of a shared web hosting package. For example, the CPU power that can be utilized is nearly 5 times as much as compared to the shared web page hosting packages. When matched against a shared website hosting account, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain name quota is a principle as well. The semi-dedicated hosting plans do not include complete root access (we, at midnightdawn.com, regard this as a minor disadvantage), but the plus is that they are administered through the very same webspace hosting CP tool as the shared hosting accounts. This hints that a familiar graphical interface is offered to all customers who are not confident enough to handle a private virtual web hosting server, but at the same time need more power and features than a VPS web hosting server can bestow on them. This is like that because of the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the reserves of the same powerful high-end servers as the ones which host the virtual web server hosting accounts, however, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical server), while the private virtual web servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to 120 per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'Lonex' can be branded as being amazingly inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from $30.00 for the Semi-dedicated Plus package.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

In midnightdawn.com's opinion, large websites such as social networks, community and business portals or famous web shops with 1000s of customers request a much more powerful web page hosting solution. It seems that the folks from 'Lonex' have arrived at the same conclusion too. To meet its customers' requirements, 'Lonex' supplies a bouquet of dedicated web hosting servers that can handle millions of daily hits. That evaluation is based on the hardware configurations the dedicated web hosting servers boast: many-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of data storage and Gigabit network interface cards will doubtlessly guarantee the fast and stable performance of any sort of site. According to 'Lonex', the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-requiring web sites. We, from midnightdawn.com, believe that all dedicated server plans offered by 'Lonex' are also suitable for establishing a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated web server offers free-of-charge invoicing transaction software and a fee-free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated servers provided by 'Lonex' are all unmanaged. We, at midnightdawn.com, consider this a tiny disadvantage, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly fee of $30.00 USD. So, if you need support, the Managed Services upgrade provides a selection of additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, web hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A bunch of web space hosting Control Panel (CP) interfaces are offered with each of the dedicated web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (midnightdawn.com's) prediction is that the exceptional drag-and-drop File Manager added in the Hepsia web page hosting Control Panel will perhaps make the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol software program pointless. Our (midnightdawn.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Lonex' don't appear to be very modestly priced (yet the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will undoubtedly make you smile), beginning from $80.00 for the Optima 01 package.