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An assessment of Lonex

We, at 52pick.com, have chosen 'Lonex' to be our present domain and web hosting vendor. Hence we think that this brief assessment of 'Lonex' is maybe going to be very helpful for other folks from all around the Globe who need domain name and web hosting services. We state people from all around the World, since the mere fact is that 'Lonex' presently furnishes domain and hosting services in several server farm locations: in North America (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, embracing practically the whole planet. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could expect from 'Lonex' in brief:

Shared Web Space Hosting Plans

The first detail we, at 52pick.com, have perceived is the low prices of the shared web site hosting accounts provided by 'Lonex'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the web page hosting accounts offered by 'Lonex' are driven by a custom created, cutting edge cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, web site hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being handled by a different pack of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting provider in the World will have mammoth problems with, since cPanel is a one single server based web page hosting environment (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, web hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being served by a single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based website hosting companies are not able to add additional functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they must develop their own file system), which is the prerequisite of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web site hosting accounts, which are powered by an actual clustered webspace hosting platform. With a shared web site hosting account, each client pays just for his/her plan, thus retaining the price very low (since many clients share the same hosting server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting plan, which is being served by a cloud hosting system, enables you to pay only for the reserves that you really require, precluding a situation where you pay for an advanced web hosting plan that you cannot actually use, or for a tiny webspace hosting package that cannot shelter your web page. The option to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 clicks gives you the flexibility to begin with a small plan and upgrade as your Internet presence expands. Thus, you save capital that you can spend on promoting the web page while it is still new. Each and every web site hosting plan delivered by 'Lonex' sports an online website builder and over forty widely used script-driven platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for web design solutions. 'Lonex' provides shared web site hosting services in several different countries around the Globe. There is one datacenter in Chicago encompassing the United States and Canada; two European datacenters - in Great Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. Thus, almost the entire World is covered to provide you and your website's visitors with a stable and reliable web page hosting solution at a nearby location. Altogether, the shared hosting services furnished 'Lonex' are really well stocked and come at a good price (beginning from $3.95 for the Personal plan).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To clients with little to no practice, a VPS hosting server may seem difficult to administer. That's perhaps why 'Lonex' also keeps semi-dedicated web servers in its principal US server farm facility in Chicago. Administering these accounts is comparable to managing a normal shared web site hosting account via a Control Panel user interface. They have all the features of a shared website hosting account such as a free-of-cost web site building tool and a PHP script installer, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated server package is many times larger than that of a shared web site hosting account. For example, the central processing unit power that can be used is about 5 times as much as compared to the shared site hosting accounts. When compared to a shared hosting package, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain name allowance is a principle too. The semi-dedicated server plans do not arrive with server root access (we, at 52pick.com, regard this as a little weak point), but the advantage is that they are managed through the very same website hosting Control Panel tool as the shared web space hosting packages. This means that a recognizable graphical environment is offered to all users who do not have enough confidence to handle a private virtual web server, but at the same time require more power and supplies than a virtual hosting server can deliver. This is so due to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the reserves of the very same powerful high-end servers as the ones which accommodate the virtual private web hosting server packages, however, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per server), while the VPS hosting servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to 120 per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'Lonex' can be categorized as being quite inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $30.00 for the Semi-dedicated Plus plan.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In 52pick.com's opinion, huge websites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or famous web storefronts with 1000s of clients demand a much more powerful web hosting environment. It appears that the guys from 'Lonex' have reached the same conclusion as well. To answer its customers' expectations, 'Lonex' provides a number of dedicated hosting servers that can handle millions of daily hits. That assessment stands on the hardware specifications the hosting servers boast: multi-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of disk storage and Gigabit network interface cards will undoubtedly guarantee the fast and steady performance of any type of web site. In 'Lonex's opinion, the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-demanding sites. We, from 52pick.com, deem that all dedicated server packages supplied by 'Lonex' are also appropriate for beginning a hosting reseller business as every web hosting server ships with free-of-charge invoice transaction software platform and a bonus domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated servers provided by 'Lonex' are all unmanaged. We, at 52pick.com, think of this as a small weak point, which can be corrected by paying a monthly fee of $30.00 USD. So, if you need aid, the Managed Services upgrade includes several extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, web hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. A bouquet of hosting CP (CP) GUIs are offered with each of the dedicated hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (52pick.com's) forecast is that the impressive drag-and-drop File Manager included in the Hepsia web site hosting CP will probably make the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol software program useless. Our (52pick.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'Lonex' don't seem to be very low priced (still the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will no doubt make you smile), commencing from $65.00 for the Optima 01 plan.