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An assessment of NTC Hosting

We, at stormbringer.org, have selected 'NTC Hosting' to be our current domain name and hosting supplier. Hence we suppose that this short assessment of 'NTC Hosting' is perhaps going to be very helpful for other folks from all around the Globe who need domain name and web hosting services. We state individuals from all over the World, since the mere fact is that 'NTC Hosting' presently furnishes domain and hosting services in several datacenter sites: in the US (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering almost the whole World. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'NTC Hosting' in a nutshell:

Shared Website Hosting Packages

The initial thing we, at stormbringer.org, have observed is the affordable prices of the shared webspace hosting services provided by 'NTC Hosting'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good news here is that the hosting accounts furnished by 'NTC Hosting' are powered by a custom designed, state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, like email, databases, hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being dealt with by an independent bunch of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting distributor in the World will have great predicaments with, because cPanel is a one single server based hosting environment (each web hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, web page hosting CP, data storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being served by a single server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based web site hosting firms cannot include new functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they must concoct their own file platform), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared hosting packages, which are powered by an actual cloud web page hosting platform. With a shared web hosting package, each customer pays only for his/her package, thus retaining the web hosting price really low (because a lot of users share one and the same hosting server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting account, which runs on a cloud web space hosting platform, allows you to pay just for the resources that you actually require, evading a situation where you pay for a powerful site hosting package that you cannot really utilize, or for a low-end web page hosting plan that cannot accommodate your web page. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just two clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to begin with a small plan and upgrade as your web presence expands. Hence, you save cash that you can expend on promoting the web page while it is still new. Each hosting package supplied by 'NTC Hosting' boasts an online website builder and over 40 popular script-driven platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you hundreds of dollars for web design solutions. 'NTC Hosting' furnishes shared hosting accounts in a number of different regions around the Globe. There is one datacenter in Chicago encompassing the United States and Canada; two European server farms - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. In this way, approximately the entire Earth is covered to supply you and your site's visitors with a steady and fast web hosting service at a preferred place. Altogether, the shared hosting accounts offered 'NTC Hosting' are really well furnished 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 private web hosting server may appear troublesome to handle. That's perhaps why 'NTC Hosting' also offers semi-dedicated web servers in its main United States data center facility in Chicago. Administering these plans is comparable to handling a typical shared web space hosting package via a site hosting Control Panel tool. They have all the features of a shared webspace hosting account such as a free-of-cost site builder and a PHP script installation tool, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated server hosting plan is many times bigger than that of a shared website hosting package. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be used is approximately FIVE times as much as compared with the shared web page hosting accounts. When juxtaposed to a shared package, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is great: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain name quota is a rule too. The semi-dedicated web hosting accounts do not offer complete root-level access (we, at stormbringer.org, regard this as a small weakness), but the good point is that they are managed through the same web hosting CP tool as the shared site hosting packages. This means that a known graphical environment is accessible by all clients who do not have enough confidence to handle a private virtual server, but at the same time are in need of more power and supplies than a virtual private web server can give them. This is so because of the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the reserves of the very same powerful high-class web servers as the ones which host the VPS web server hosting packages, still, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very small (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical machine), whereas the private virtual servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to 120 per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'NTC Hosting' can be classified as being quite cheap (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from $35.95 for the Pioneer package.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

According to stormbringer.org, huge web sites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or popular online storefronts with 1000s of customers need a much more powerful web hosting solution. It appears that the chaps from 'NTC Hosting' have reached the same conclusion as well. To meet its users' requirements, 'NTC Hosting' provides a bouquet of dedicated web servers that can tackle millions of daily hits. That evaluation stands on the hardware configurations the dedicated hosting servers include: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of storage space and Gigabit network cards will beyond doubt guarantee the fast and steady work of any sort of website. According to 'NTC Hosting', the primary hardware configurations can be upgraded for more resource-demanding web sites. We, from stormbringer.org, think that all dedicated server solutions delivered by 'NTC Hosting' are also suitable for commencing a hosting reseller business as each server includes free billing software and a complimentary domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated hosting servers offered by 'NTC Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at stormbringer.org, count this as a minor defect, which can be righted by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you require backing, the Managed Services upgrade offers an array of extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. A number of hosting Control Panel (CP) GUIs are available with each of the dedicated web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (stormbringer.org's) prediction is that the remarkable point-and-click File Manager offered by the Hepsia web page hosting CP will possibly render the utilization of any FTP software program useless. Our (stormbringer.org's) inference is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'NTC Hosting' don't appear to be very low priced (yet the Hepsia website hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain quotas will doubtlessly make you smile), commencing from $65.00 for the Gold 1 package.