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A survey of Lonex

We, at pinewoodranch.com, have picked 'Lonex' to be our current domain and web hosting distributor. Hence we anticipate that this brief evaluation of 'Lonex' is probably going to be very useful for other individuals from all over the Globe who are searching for domain name and web hosting solutions. We state folks from all around the World, because the simple truth is that 'Lonex' currently delivers domain and hosting services in multiple server farm facility locations: in North America (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, embracing almost the whole Earth. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Lonex' in a few words:

Shared Site Hosting Packages

The initial detail we, at pinewoodranch.com, have detected is the reasonable prices of the shared web site hosting solutions provided 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 hosting accounts delivered by 'Lonex' are driven by an in-house designed, futuristic cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, hosting CP, data storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being tackled by a separate host of hosting servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting provider on the Earth will have great problems with, because cPanel is a single server based web hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, runs on one and the same hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based hosting suppliers cannot include additional functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they have to build their own file platform), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web page hosting plans, which are driven by an actual clustered site hosting system. With a shared web page hosting plan, each customer pays only for his/her account, thus preserving the website hosting price very low (since a lot of customers are located on the same web hosting server). In a few words, a shared hosting plan, which runs on a cloud website hosting system, permits you to pay just for the resources that you indeed need, averting a scenario where you pay for an advanced web page hosting package that you cannot truly utilize, or for a small site hosting plan that cannot shelter your website. The option to upgrade your account from one package to another with only two clicks gives you the flexibility to commence with a tiny plan and upgrade as your online presence grows. So, you spare money that you can spend on advertising the website while it is still novel. Each and every web site hosting package supplied by 'Lonex' arrives with an online site building tool and more than 40 popular script software applications among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for website design services. 'Lonex' offers shared web page hosting packages in several different countries around the Globe. There is one data center facility in Chicago covering the USA and Canada; 2 European server farms - in Great Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific region. In this way, virtually the entire Earth is covered to provide you and your visitors with a steady and reliable web page hosting solution at a preferred place. All in all, the shared hosting plans offered 'Lonex' are quite well stocked and are available at a very modest price (starting from $3.95 for the Personal plan).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To customers with little or no practice, a VPS server may appear problematic to administer. That's perhaps why 'Lonex' also hosts semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main American server farm in Chicago. Handling these accounts is comparable to administering a normal shared web space hosting plan through a webspace hosting Control Panel interface. They have all the features of a shared website hosting account such as a free-of-charge site builder and a PHP script installation tool, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated web server account is many times larger than that of a shared hosting account. For example, the CPU power that can be used is about FIVE times as much as compared with the shared hosting packages. When compared to a shared web page hosting account, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted Top-Level Domain quota is a pattern as well. The semi-dedicated web server accounts do not offer full server root privileges (we, at pinewoodranch.com, think that this is a minor minus), but the benefit is that they are administered through the same web hosting CP tool as the shared plans. This suggests that a well-known graphical interface is offered to all customers who are not confident enough to manage a VPS web server, yet require more power and resources than a private virtual hosting server can confer to them. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the system resources of the same powerful leading edge web servers as the ones which host the VPS server hosting accounts, however, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is very small (somewhere between 20 to 30 per server), whereas the private virtual web 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 dubbed as being very cheap (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $30.00 for the Semi-dedicated Plus plan.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

According to pinewoodranch.com, big web sites such as social networks, community and business web portals or popular online storefronts with thousands of clients request a much more powerful web space hosting platform. It seems that the fellows from 'Lonex' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To satisfy its clients' needs, 'Lonex' supplies a bouquet of dedicated web hosting servers that can handle millions of daily hits. That evaluation stands on the hardware specs the dedicated web servers are offering: multi-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of data storage and Gigabit network cards will beyond doubt guarantee the fast and stable performance of any sort of website. According to 'Lonex', the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-demanding websites. We, from pinewoodranch.com, consider that all dedicated server specs provided by 'Lonex' are also appropriate for starting a hosting reseller business as each web server comes with free-of-charge invoicing software platform and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web servers furnished by 'Lonex' are all unmanaged. We, at pinewoodranch.com, regard this as a little downside, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $30.00 USD. So, if you demand help, the Managed Services upgrade includes an array of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, web hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A handful of web hosting CP (CP) tools are offered with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (pinewoodranch.com's) prediction is that the excellent drag and drop File Manager available in the Hepsia CP will possibly render the use of any FTP client useless. Our (pinewoodranch.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'Lonex' don't seem to be very cheap (yet the Hepsia webspace hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will doubtlessly make you smile), starting from $65.00 for the Optima 01 plan.