In 2000 Lunarpages was founded by Add2Net when they wanted to offer a shared hosting solution.
Since then they now include hosting plans that offer Windows, Dedicated, VPS and Reseller hosting. With over
a 140,000 customers and many more hosted web sites, Lunarpages is a major player in the world of web hosting providers.
They have 2 web sites. One dedicated for US and Canadian customers and the other one dedicated for Lunarpages United Kingdom
Current Special Offer: 1,500GB of storage and 15,000GB of transfer for only $6.95
Hosting Plans & Features
Lunarpages offers hosting plans that will fit anyone's budget and any web sites needs. They offer shared and dedicated hosting
using either Windows 2003 or Linux and virtual private servers using just Linux.
Here is a table of Lunarpage's hosting plans and the main feature sets. Costs per month can increase when you include additional features
not found in the specified plan.
|Lunarpages Web Hosting|
|Hosting Plans||Basic Hosting||Business Hosting||Windows Hosting|
|Monthly Fee*||$6.95 - $9.95||$21.95 - $24.95||$8.95 - $11.95|
* Chart last checked February 24, 2008. Always confirm pricing, etc. before you sign up.
|Lunarpages Web Hosting|
|Hosting Plans||Virtual Private Servers||Dedicated Hosting||Reseller Hosting|
|Monthly Fee*||$39.95 - $44.95||$99.00||$5.00 - $9.95|
|Data Transfer||1,000GB||1,000 - 2,000GB||100GB|
|Disk Space||20GB||80 to 250GB||1GB per account|
Pricing is in US funds. Pricing in Pounds is available on Lunarpages UK site.
** Free setup if you sign up for a 12 or 24 month plan.
All plans offer at least 1 free domain for life with the Business Plan offering 4. Some of the scripting languages available include
PHP 4+, PERL, Python, Ruby on Rails and SSI. Databases available include MySQL and PostGReSQL. All Windows plans for the most part offer the same scripting languages as the Linux plans, except Windows also offers
ASP.net 1.1 & 2.0 and the ability to use MSSQL databases. All plans have $700 in CoffeeCup Software for no additional cost.
Dedicated server hosting plans are a customized solution based solely on your specific needs. From what's installed software wise too
what hardware you want in your server. If you need a 4 gig box with a dual Intel Xeon processor, it is available. Not sure what you need
then Lunarpages technicians will review with you your web site requirements and help you decide what hosting package is perfect for you.
All dedicated server plans also receive a dedicated IP, backup and restore services and Root and SSH/Shell Access. Clustered, load balanced servers are also available.
Other Related Services Offered
There are several related services or upgrades offered by Lunarpages for a small extra cost. These upgrades to hosting plans
includes a premium restore and backup service, support for Java/JSP and support for Active Server content. These upgrades are
available on the signup page and at the most cost $2 more per month.
Cost & Value
As with most hosting providers, the longer term you choose the better value you will receive. You also have the ability to upgrade your services as your web site grows and matures, at any time, with no hidden costs.
Lunarpages pricing is average when compared to other companies hosting plans with similar features. Some companies have better pricing and some worse.
Reliability & Performance
Dell PowerEdge servers are used in their 2 state-of-the-art datacenters, one located in Los Angeles, California and the other located in Las Vegas Nevada.
Lunarpages offers a reliable, secure and advanced hosting enviroment. Their Los Angeles datacenter is 656,000 square feet and
contains UPS power, generator backup, fire suppression equiptment, and cooling to support up to 150 watts per square foot.
Lunarpages has more than 100 staff members world wide that manage the networks and offer customer support. None of their technicians
are outsourced so you can expect only expert people that are the best in their field. Lunarpages doesn't believe in cutting corners
at the expensive of their customers.
With a dedicated call center in La Habra California Lunarpages offers priority customer support. This call center is open 24/7, and 365 days a year.
Even on holidays you can get in contact with a support person if a problem arises. For less pressing questions Lunarpages offers web hosting tutorials and FAQs
as well as a very popular forum with tens of thousands of posts. A simple search here allows you to find almost any answer to a hosting question you may have.
Lunarpages offers a large variety of hosting solutions. With the recent launch of their new web site for dedicated server plans Lunarpages
probably offers the most customized dedicated hosting solution on the internet. Lunarpages is an above average hosting company
that will give you good service and support. They have won numerous awards from many other prominent web hosting review sites.
Lunarpages gives back to the community as well. All USA Public Schools receive as unlimited number of free hosting accounts.
If you are in need of this for your school, please contact Lunarpages using the toll free support number located on the Lunarpages home page.
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