was founded in the summer of 2000 when Add2Net
Corporation expanded its hosting offerings to
include shared hosting. For the previous 3 years,
Add2Net had been providing large scale managed
and unmanaged hosting services.
Lunar Pages has grown into one
of the premier web hosting firms, primarily because
of their exceptional service. Even with their
growth, they have maintained excellent support
levels when compared to the rest of the web hosting
industry. Lunarpages has earned a reputation as
a provider with superior customer support and
a top notch web hosting data center.
Unlike most web hosting companies, you can always
get through the phone line with Lunar
Pages. Also, the basic package offering
of $6.95/month (or only $8.95/month for Windows
hosting) is excellent for individuals and most
small- to medium-sized companies looking for a
very reliable website presence on the Internet.
SPECIAL OFFER: When you move
your website to Lunarpages from another web host
and sign up for a new annual plan, they will add
the time remaining from your existing pre-paid
web hosting account to your new Lunar plan (up
to 6 months). Also, get a free domain for life
as long as you host with Lunarpages. Some restrictions
Hosting Review Top Pick:
Most Reliable Hosting 2005
Why bother with a website if your hosting company can't deliver on its uptime guarantees? Lunarpages' infrastructure features top quality, state of the art equipment and systems that can virtually detect most any problem before it occurs. Their superb reliability is backed by excellent customer support, resulting in high customer retention rates.
Lunarpages offers good pricing on their web hosting plans. The Basic Plan, at $6.95 per month, offers 350 GB of space and 3500 GB of traffic. This basically will cover 90% of all websites on the market and is an excellent deal. All of the "bells and whistles" are included, with the exception of some of the e-commerce functions. The same holds true for those that require Windows hosting, which is offered for only $8.95/month. In addition, Lunarpages gives you a free domain for life on all plans as long as you host with their company.
If you have a high-traffic website, you may want to switch to their Business package, which for $21.95 gives you unlimited storage space and 3 Terabytes of traffic. (That's huge!)
We understand that there are some hosts offering large bandwidth, but keep in mind that these hosts may have other restrictions, such as file size limit, daily bandwidth limit, or even binary files bandwidth limit (pictures, MP3s, Flash, etc.). Lunar Pages does not have such restrictions with your disk space and bandwidth usage. You can upload a single 3500 MB file if you want and you can finish your 3500 GB bandwidth in 1 day.
Lunarpages has devoted a good portion of their resources into ensuring that they provide the best reliability possible in the current hosting market. This company provides the best equipment available to its customers, including Dell, Sun and Cisco Network Devices. Their datacenter is located in Los Angeles, California, and supplies the highest level of security, safety, redundancy, reliability, scalability and technology. They employ a BGP4 routed gigabit fiber network that is multi-homed with over 150 carriers, such as, Mzima Networks, Level3, NTT/Verio, Global Crossing, Genuity, SBC, Microsoft/MSN, AOL/TimeWarner, Japan Telecom, Hurricane Electric and Savvis. They also utilize a proprietary system called the Active Response Protocol. This program not only monitors the system for attacks and outages, but continuously benchmarks the system for web, ftp, and email performance - year round - with their expert staff taking care of any problems before they happen.
Lunarpages uses CPanel as the web site control panel. It allows you to control a lot of functions, including e-mail accounts, MySQL databases, custom error messages, password- protected directories, setting up forums, shopping carts, chat rooms, cron jobs, sub domains, MIME types, apache handlers, search engine submission, free CGI scripts and many more. You can even upload and manage your files with its powerful file manager.
Customer support at Lunarpages is superior and they are very responsive to your questions. Even e-mail support questions always get answered in a timely manner. This is very different from most other web hosting companies out there. Accounts are set up promptly after they verify the order with you via a direct telephone call. Lunar Pages has excellent telephone and e-mail support. LunarForums is a very popular forum board that willl help you through the whole process, with feedback from direct users.
Linux Hosting Plans
Basic Plan: 350 GB disk space, 3500 GB bandwidth @ $6.95/month (host up to 10 domains) Business Plan: unlimited disk space, 3 Terabytes bandwidth @ $21.95/month (host up to 10 domains) Dedicated Plan: 80 GB disk space, 1000 GB bandwidth @ $99.00/month Windows Hosting Plan Windows Plan: 5000 MB disk space, 400 GB bandwidth @ $8.95/month (host up to 2 domains)
StartLogic's budget package has one of the lowest prices
around for the value. For $4.95 you get 300 GB disk
space and 3000 GB bandwidth for not 1 but 10 domains.
Free bonuses like $50 Google AdWords credit and $50
Yahoo! Search Marketing credit pump up the value even
This basic package (and all subsequent packages) come
feature-packed. You'll get unlimited email accounts,
a choice of secure shopping carts (including PayPal's),
Frontpage extensions, browser-based email and a web
hosting control panel, plus log files, site stats, and
MySQL, PHP, PerlScripts and CGI-BIN support.
Your account comes with free multimedia features included,
like real audio and video, streaming audio, Macromedia
Shockwave, MIDI File Support and MIME types. You'll
get a complete FTP manager with backup and password
protection, a website builder loaded with templates,
plus a publisher and a logo and slogan editor. You'll
get unlimited POP3 emails, forwards and autoresponders.
The promotional tools that come with StartLogic's hosting
packages are among its greatest features. Get a 500+
page marketing manual, a search engine positioner and
submitter, Meta Tags and Keywords Generators, a Link
Checker, and $50 matching credit for advertising. In
a way, it seems like StartLogic gives you everything
but the computer.
StartLogic has a no-questions-asked 30 day money back
guarantee and stands behind a solid 99.9% uptime guarantee
all the time. Their Los Angeles-based datacenter is
a custom-designed facility that uses redundant optical
fiber connections and multiple internet backbone providers.
Careful attention was paid to environmental controls,
with HVAC temperature control systems, raised floors,
redundant power, UPS backup and power conditioning systems
and generators. They use state of the art video surveillance,
motion sensors, biometric access controls, security
breach alarms, and smoke detection and fire suppression
Users will enjoy StartLogic's easy to use VDECK 2.0
control panel that, with large icon-based buttons, gives
you versatility and control over all aspects of your
account, from administrative to creative. All from its
one crisp, clean, and powerful interface you can build,
publish, and market your websites, set up shopping carts,
install scripts, and manage your email account. Help
information on all VDECK features are accessible directly
from the control panel itself.
StartLogic has live web chat support, which is our hands-down
favorite way to get help. Choose from 24/7 x 365 award-winning
live chat, toll-free telephone, and email tech support.
They run a comprehensive Support Center with a troubleshooting
tour, an email query ticket system, a Getting Started
guide, a Community Forum, an Announcement Board, and
a categorized and searchable Knowledgebase/FAQ. They
also run a convenient Additional Services page from
where you can change your account domain name, add sub
domain names, order SSL certificates, add disk space,
databases and/or bandwidth, park domains and otherwise
manage your account.
Linux/UNIX Hosting Plans
Prologic: 300 GB disk space, 3000 GB
bandwidth @ $4.95/month (up to 10 domains) Virtual Server: 20000 MB disk space,
1 TB bandwidth @ $29.95/month (multi-domain hosting) Dedicated Server: 40000 MB disk space,
500 GB bandwidth @ $99.00/month
Windows Hosting Plan Windows Hosting: 2000 MB disk space,
60 GB bandwidth, ASP, .net CGI-BIN Support, ACCESS database