Lunarpages, located in Anaheim, CA, was founded in April 2000 by Ron Riddle as part of Add2Net corporation’s expansion. They have over 150,000 customers and spread their servers across three datacenters. Lunar pages employs over 100 dedicated staff worldwide. Valuing high reliability, they say, “...our close relationships with our clients and colleagues remain our inspiration and our priority.”
Lunarpages Plans and Features
Lunarpages has a Starter Plan and a Basic Plan that work with their shared hosting. The Business Plan has a few extra features included with it.
The Starter Plan costs $3.95 per month and comes with 5GB of storage and 50GB of monthly bandwidth. 1 ftp account and 1 MySQL database free.
The Basic Plan costs $4.95 per month and comes with unlimited Subdomains, MySQL Databases, Email Accounts, Website storage and Bandwidth.
Supported languages include Ruby on Rails, PHP, PERL, PYTHON, and ASP. On top of supporting the most common languages, Lunarpages provides free installation of over 35 scripts. Of those Joomla is available. However you will also find many other scripts like WordPress and Drupal.
The Business Plan costs $9.95 per month and comes with a few extra features. These include 3 free domain names, one free dedicated IP address, a standalone helpdesk, advanced ecommerce options, and website security. Lunarpages had a 99.9% uptime guarantee, and is backed with a 30-day money back guarantee.
Lunarpages has a custom control panel that is a form of the popular cPanel. Managing your databases is easy, just use phpMyAdmin or MySQL Databases.
There is a quick installation of Joomla (and many other scripts) through Fantastico one-click installer. Just log in to the cPanel, located Fantastico, and from there, install Joomla in one click.
Lunarpages has 100 tech support personnel available on staff. They are available on the phone, email and through ticket submission. If you are looking to solve your problems on your own, find great guides in their wiki and community forums. Twitter and Facebook responses are not uncommon either.
After 10 years of progress in web hosting, it would not be surprising if they stick around for another 10. They call themselves “Intellegent Web Hosting” and with all the technical offerings they have, it appears that they deliver on their claim. If you’re looking for some of the most technically savvy web hosting experts with great website options these guys will work.