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An assessment of NTC Hosting

We, at, have picked 'NTC Hosting' to be our present domain name and web hosting supplier. This is why we think that this succinct assessment of 'NTC Hosting' is perhaps going to be very helpful for other folks from all over the World who need domain name and web hosting services. We state individuals from all over the World, since the simple fact is that 'NTC Hosting' currently supplies domain and hosting services in numerous data center sites: in America (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, encompassing practically the whole Earth. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'NTC Hosting' in brief:

Shared Hosting Plans

The first detail we, at, have detected is the low-cost prices of the shared web page hosting accounts supplied by 'NTC Hosting'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the webspace hosting plans provided by 'NTC Hosting' are driven by an in-house developed, cutting edge cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, web page hosting CP, web space, DNS, statistics, etc., runs on a separate bunch of servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting corporation on the Globe will have huge predicaments with, because cPanel is a one-server based web hosting platform (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, Control Panel, data storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being handled by a single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based website hosting suppliers cannot add new functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to make their own file platform), which is the premise of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared website hosting plans, which are driven by a real cloud web hosting system. With a shared web site hosting package, each client pays just for his/her plan, thus keeping the price really low (since plenty of customers utilize one and the same server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting plan, which runs on a clustered web space hosting system, enables you to pay only for the reserves that you indeed demand, averting a scenario where you pay for a high-end web page hosting plan that you cannot truly utilize, or for a tiny web space hosting account that cannot shelter your site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to start with a low-end package and upgrade as your site expands. So, you save cash that you can expend on promoting the site while it is still brand new. Each and every web space hosting account offered by 'NTC Hosting' contains an online website building tool and more than 40 widely used script platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for site design solutions. 'NTC Hosting' furnishes shared hosting plans in a number of different geographical regions across the Globe. There is one data center facility in Chicago encompassing the US and Canada; 2 European datacenters - in Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific region. Hence, virtually the entire Globe is encompassed to supply you and your web page's visitors with a steady and dependable web page hosting solution at a convenient location. As a whole, the shared hosting packages provided 'NTC Hosting' are very well equipped and come at a very modest price (beginning from $4.95 for the Budget plan).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To people with little or no experience, a virtual private web server may appear complicated to administer. That's probably why 'NTC Hosting' also hosts semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main North American datacenter in Chicago. Handling these packages is comparable to administering a conventional shared hosting account via a site hosting Control Panel tool. They have all the features of a shared web hosting plan such as a free site building tool and a PHP script installer, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated web server hosting account is many times bigger than that of a shared site hosting plan. For instance, the CPU power that can be used is almost 5 times as much as compared with the shared web space hosting plans. When compared to a shared hosting account, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted Top-Level Domain quota is a principle as well. The semi-dedicated web hosting server plans do not offer complete root access (we, at, deem this a tiny negative point), but the advantage is that they are managed through the same web page hosting Control Panel user interface as the shared web site hosting plans. This goes to say that a known graphical user interface is offered to all customers who do not feel self-confident enough to handle a private virtual web hosting server, but at the same time demand more power and resources than a virtual private web server can confer to them. This is so due to the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the reserves of the same powerful high-end servers as the ones which host the VPS web hosting plans, however, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical server), while the virtual web hosting servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'NTC Hosting' can be dubbed as being quite inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), starting from $35.95 for the Pioneer package.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In's opinion, huge sites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or popular online storefronts with 1000s of customers demand a much more powerful web site hosting solution. It appears that the blokes from 'NTC Hosting' have come to the same conclusion as well. To answer its customers' expectations, 'NTC Hosting' supplies an assortment of dedicated web hosting servers that can tackle millions of daily hits. That estimation rests on the hardware configurations the dedicated web hosting servers sport: multi-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, 2000 GB of storage space and Gigabit network interface cards will beyond doubt guarantee the fast and stable work of any sort of site. According to 'NTC Hosting', the primary hardware configurations can be upgraded for more resource-requiring web sites. We, from, consider that all dedicated server packages offered by 'NTC Hosting' are also appropriate for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as each server includes free-of-cost billing transaction software platform and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated hosting servers delivered by 'NTC Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at, count this as a slight weak point, which can be righted by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of assistance, the Managed Services upgrade provides a selection of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A selection of site hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are available with each of the dedicated web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) forecast is that the impressive point and click File Manager offered by the Hepsia hosting CP will perhaps make the utilization of any FTP client futile. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers offered by 'NTC Hosting' don't appear to be very affordably priced (still the Hepsia CP and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will doubtlessly make you smile), starting from $65.00 for the Gold 1 plan.