medicalequipment.co.nz

managed by 'Lonex'

A review of Lonex

We, at medicalequipment.co.nz, have selected 'Lonex' to be our current domain name and web hosting distributor. Hence we presume that this brief assessment of 'Lonex' is probably going to be quite useful for other folks from all over the Globe in search for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say people from all over the World, because the simple fact is that 'Lonex' presently supplies domain and hosting services in multiple server farm facility sites: in America (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, encompassing nearly the whole planet. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'Lonex' in a few words:

Shared Web Site Hosting Services

The first thing we, at medicalequipment.co.nz, have detected is the low-cost prices of the shared web page hosting plans furnished by 'Lonex'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good news here is that the web hosting accounts supplied by 'Lonex' are powered by an in-house invented, advanced cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, like mail, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, statistics, etc., runs on an independent stack of hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting distributor on the Globe will have huge difficulties with, because cPanel is a one-server based hosting platform (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, hosting Control Panel, disk space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being handled by one single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel hosting companies are not able to add extra functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they must devise their own file system), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web space hosting accounts, which are driven by a real cloud web hosting solution. With a shared site hosting package, each customer pays only for his/her account, thus retaining the website hosting price very low (since numerous customers use one and the same server). In brief, a shared hosting plan, which is being served by a clustered site hosting system, enables you to pay solely for the resources that you indeed require, avoiding a scenario where you pay for an advanced web hosting plan that you cannot actually use, or for a small web hosting package that cannot host your website. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to start with a basic package and upgrade as your website grows. In this way, you economize cash that you can expend on promoting the web site while it is still brand new. Each site hosting plan furnished by 'Lonex' contains an online web site builder and more than forty popular script-driven platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for web design solutions. 'Lonex' delivers shared web space hosting solutions in several different countries across the Globe. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago covering the US and Canada; two European datacenter facilities - in Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific region. Thus, practically the whole World is covered to provide you and your web page's visitors with a stable and reliable web hosting solution at a preferred location. On the whole, the shared hosting services furnished 'Lonex' are very well appointed and are available at a very affordable price (beginning from $3.95 for the Personal package).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To users with little to no experience, a virtual private hosting server may seem difficult to manage. That's perhaps why 'Lonex' also offers semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main North American datacenter facility in Chicago. Administering these accounts is similar to administering a standard shared site hosting plan via a web page hosting CP GUI. They have all the features of a shared web page hosting plan such as a fee-free website building tool and a web application installation tool, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated server hosting plan is many times larger than that of a shared web page hosting account. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be used is nearly 5 times as much as compared with the shared accounts. When compared to a shared webspace hosting package, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is immense: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted top-level domain name allowance is a principle too. The semi-dedicated server hosting accounts do not arrive with full root access (we, at medicalequipment.co.nz, count this as a minor drawback), but the plus is that they are administered via the very same CP user interface as the shared webspace hosting plans. This means that a known graphical interface is available to all customers who do not feel confident enough to manage a Virtual Private Server, but at the same time require more power and supplies than a virtual web hosting server can provide them with. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the reserves of the same powerful hyper-advanced servers as the ones which accommodate the private virtual web hosting server plans, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical machine), while the virtual private web hosting servers can reach a much greater number (80 to one hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by 'Lonex' can be dubbed as being quite cheap (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $30.00 for the Semi-dedicated Plus package.

Dedicated Servers

In medicalequipment.co.nz's opinion, huge web pages such as social networks, community and business portals or popular web stores with thousands of customers request a much more powerful hosting environment. It seems that the guys from 'Lonex' have come to the same conclusion as well. To meet its clients' needs, 'Lonex' offers a number of dedicated web servers that can handle millions of daily hits. That estimate rests on the hardware configurations the servers have: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of web space and Gigabit network interface cards will doubtlessly guarantee the quick and stable work of any kind of website. According to 'Lonex', the primary hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding sites. We, from medicalequipment.co.nz, think that all dedicated server packages supplied by 'Lonex' are also appropriate for launching a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated server comes with free billing software platform and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web servers supplied by 'Lonex' are all unmanaged. We, at medicalequipment.co.nz, think that this is a minor downside, which can be corrected by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $30.00 USD. So, if you need help, the Managed Services upgrade offers various supplementary services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated web hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. A bunch of site hosting CP (CP) interfaces are offered with each of the hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (medicalequipment.co.nz's) prognosis is that the superb drag and drop File Manager offered by the Hepsia Control Panel will perhaps make the use of any FTP client pointless. Our (medicalequipment.co.nz's) inference is that the dedicated servers offered by 'Lonex' don't seem to be very affordably priced (still the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will undoubtedly make you smile), commencing from $65.00 for the Optima 01 package.