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A review of lumenhost

We, at, have picked 'lumenhost' to be our current domain and hosting distributor. Therefore we deem that this short assessment of 'lumenhost' is probably going to be very helpful for other people from all around the Globe in search for domain name and web hosting solutions. We state people from all around the World, because the mere truth is that 'lumenhost' currently distributes domain and hosting services in multiple datacenter locations: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, covering practically the entire World. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'lumenhost' in brief:

Shared Web Hosting Solutions

The first detail we, at, have seen is the affordable prices of the shared web page hosting plans delivered by 'lumenhost'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the website hosting plans delivered by 'lumenhost' are driven by a custom designed, advanced cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, such as email, databases, web page hosting CP, web space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being run on a different group of web servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting vendor on the Globe will have considerable complications with, since cPanel is a one single server based webspace hosting environment (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being run on one and the same web server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based web site hosting corporations are unable to add extra functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they must make their own file system), which is the premise of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web space hosting packages, which are driven by a genuine cloud site hosting system. With a shared web hosting package, each client pays solely for his/her package, thus preserving the web site hosting price very low (since many users are hosted on the same web hosting server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a clustered site hosting solution, permits you to pay only for the resources that you actually require, precluding a situation where you pay for an advanced web page hosting package that you cannot truly use, or for a small site hosting account that cannot shelter your site. The option to upgrade your account from one package to another with only two mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to kick off with a basic package and upgrade as your web site grows. Hence, you spare capital that you can spend on publicizing the web site while it is still brand new. Each and every website hosting plan furnished by 'lumenhost' includes an online web site building tool and over forty widely used script software platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for website design services. 'lumenhost' supplies shared web space hosting solutions in a number of different countries around the World. There is one data center facility in Chicago covering the United States of America and Canada; two European datacenter facilities - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific region. Thus, almost the entire World is covered to provide you and your site's visitors with a stable and fast website hosting solution at a desired place. As a whole, the shared hosting packages delivered 'lumenhost' are quite well stocked and come at an attractive price (starting from $3.45 for the Starter plan).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To users with little or no experience, a VPS hosting server may seem problematic to manage. That's perhaps why 'lumenhost' also offers semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main American data center in Chicago. Handling these packages is similar to handling a standard shared website hosting package via a webspace hosting Control Panel GUI. They have all the specs of a shared web page hosting package such as a fee-free website building tool and a PHP script installer, but the amount of system resources typical of a semi-dedicated server package is many times larger than that of a shared web site hosting plan. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be used is nearly 5 times as much as compared to the shared plans. When matched against a shared web page hosting account, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is immense: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain name allowance is a rule as well. The semi-dedicated hosting server accounts do not offer full root-level access (we, at, count this as a tiny negative point), but the plus is that they are administered via the very same web space hosting Control Panel GUI as the shared website hosting plans. This indicates that a well-known graphical environment is available to all clients who do not feel confident enough to administer a virtual web hosting server, but at the same time demand more power and features than a virtual private web server can bestow on them. This is so owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the resources of the very same powerful first-rate servers as the ones which accommodate the virtual web server hosting accounts, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is quite small (somewhere between 20 to 30 per server), while the VPSs can reach a much greater number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'lumenhost' can be defined as being quite inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), commencing from $20.00 for the Semi Dedicated 1 plan.

Dedicated Servers

According to, large websites such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous online storefronts with thousands of clients call for a much more powerful site hosting environment. It appears that the guys from 'lumenhost' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To answer its customers' anticipations, 'lumenhost' offers a number of dedicated servers that can manage millions of daily visits. That estimate stands on the hardware specifications the dedicated web hosting servers sport: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, 2000 GB of disk space and Gigabit network interface cards will beyond doubt ensure the quick and steady work of any sort of web site. In 'lumenhost's opinion, the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring websites. We, from, believe that all dedicated server configurations offered by 'lumenhost' are also appropriate for commencing a hosting reseller business as every dedicated web server comes with free-of-cost invoicing software and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated servers supplied by 'lumenhost' are all unmanaged. We, at, consider this a small weakness, which can be righted by paying a monthly tax of $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of backing, the Managed Services upgrade provides a handful of additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A bouquet of hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the dedicated hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the magnificent drag and drop File Manager offered by the Hepsia web hosting CP will possibly make the use of any File Transfer Protocol client pointless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'lumenhost' don't appear to be very cheap (still the Hepsia web space hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will undoubtedly make you smile), commencing from $40.00 for the Atom 2c plan.