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An evaluation of NTC Hosting

We, at, have selected 'NTC Hosting' to be our current domain name and hosting supplier. This is why we anticipate that this short evaluation of 'NTC Hosting' is maybe going to be very helpful for other folks from all over the Globe who seek domain name and web hosting solutions. We say people from all over the World, because the mere fact is that 'NTC Hosting' presently distributes domain and hosting services in several data center locations: in the US (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, covering virtually the entire Globe. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'NTC Hosting' in brief:

Shared Website Hosting Accounts

The first detail we, at, have discerned is the low prices of the shared site hosting plans furnished by 'NTC Hosting'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the website hosting packages offered by 'NTC Hosting' are powered by a custom built, cutting edge cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, like mail, databases, webspace hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being dealt with by a separate host of servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting vendor on the Earth will have enormous problems with, since cPanel is a single server based web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being dealt with by one single server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel hosting vendors are unable to include new functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they need to concoct their own file platform), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web site hosting packages, which are powered by a real cloud web page hosting system. With a shared web page hosting plan, each client pays just for his/her account, thus retaining the web site hosting price very low (because many customers are located on one and the same server). In brief, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a cloud webspace hosting system, allows you to pay solely for the reserves that you really need, avoiding a situation where you pay for a feature-rich web page hosting account that you cannot truly use, or for a tiny web hosting plan that cannot handle your web site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just two mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to start with a low-end plan and upgrade as your site grows. Hence, you save cash that you can spend on advertising the web page while it is still novel. Every site hosting package furnished by 'NTC Hosting' offers an online website builder and over forty widely used script software applications among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you hundreds of dollars for web site design services. 'NTC Hosting' furnishes shared web space hosting packages in several different geographical regions around the World. There is one data center facility in Chicago encompassing the United States of America and Canada; two European data centers - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. Hence, virtually the entire World is encompassed to provide you and your visitors with a steady and dependable webspace hosting solution at a convenient place. Altogether, the shared hosting packages supplied 'NTC Hosting' are quite well equipped and are available at a very low price (beginning from $4.95 for the Budget plan).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To customers with little to no experience, a virtual server may seem troublesome to administer. That's probably why 'NTC Hosting' also houses semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main US server farm in Chicago. Administering these plans is comparable to handling a standard shared plan via a site hosting CP GUI. They have all the features of a shared plan such as a free-of-charge site builder and a script installer, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated server hosting plan is many times greater than that of a shared webspace hosting plan. For instance, the CPU power that can be utilized is nearly FIVE times as much as compared to the shared accounts. When compared to a shared website hosting package, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted TLD quota is a norm as well. The semi-dedicated hosting plans do not come with complete server root access (we, at, think of this as a little disadvantage), but the advantage is that they are administered via the same web page hosting Control Panel interface as the shared web space hosting packages. This hints that a familiar graphical user interface is accessible by all clients who do not have enough self-condifence to handle a virtual private hosting server, yet demand more power and system resources than a virtual private web hosting server can deliver. This is so because of the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the system resources of the same powerful hyper-advanced web servers as the ones which host the virtual private web server packages, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical machine), whereas the virtual servers can reach a much greater number (80 to one hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'NTC Hosting' can be dubbed as being quite affordable (as far as price is concerned), commencing from $35.95 for the Pioneer package.

Dedicated Servers

In's opinion, large websites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or popular online stores with thousands of clients need a much more powerful site hosting solution. It seems that the guys from 'NTC Hosting' have arrived at the same conclusion too. To meet its clients' demands, 'NTC Hosting' offers an assortment of dedicated web servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That estimate stands on the hardware specifications the dedicated servers come with: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, 2000 GB of web space and Gigabit NICs will undoubtedly guarantee the fast and steady work of any type of site. According to 'NTC Hosting', the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding websites. We, from, consider that all dedicated server solutions furnished by 'NTC Hosting' are also suitable for beginning a hosting reseller business as every web server includes free-of-charge invoicing transaction software and a cost-free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web servers furnished by 'NTC Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at, think of this as a tiny downside, which can be amended by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you need backing, the Managed Services upgrade provides a bunch of extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, web hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A bunch of web site hosting Control Panel (CP) user interfaces are available with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) forecast is that the remarkable point and click File Manager available in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel will probably render the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol software useless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers offered by 'NTC Hosting' don't seem to be very modestly priced (yet the Hepsia website hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain quotas will undoubtedly make you smile), starting from $40.00 for the Gold 1 package.