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A survey of NTC Hosting

We, at wdpictures.be, have chosen 'NTC Hosting' to be our present domain and hosting provider. Therefore we consider that this succinct evaluation of 'NTC Hosting' is maybe going to be very helpful for other individuals from all over the Globe who are searching for domain name and web hosting services. We say individuals from all around the World, since the mere fact is that 'NTC Hosting' currently supplies domain and hosting services in numerous server farm facility locations: in North America (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing almost the whole planet. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could expect from 'NTC Hosting' in a few words:

Shared Site Hosting Packages

The first thing we, at wdpictures.be, have noted is the inexpensive prices of the shared website hosting packages supplied by 'NTC Hosting'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good news here is that the web space hosting plans furnished by 'NTC Hosting' are driven by an in-house devised, cutting edge cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, CP, disk space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being served by an individual set of web servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting supplier in the World will have enormous complications with, because cPanel is a single server based webspace hosting environment (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, web space hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, stats, and so on, runs on one single web server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based web page hosting corporations are unable to add new functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they must invent their own file system), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared site hosting packages, which are powered by a genuine clustered web page hosting system. With a shared package, each client pays solely for his/her package, thus retaining the website hosting price very low (since lots of users are located on the same hosting server). In short, a shared hosting account, which runs on a cloud web page hosting system, allows you to pay only for the reserves that you actually demand, averting a situation where you pay for a powerful web space hosting account that you cannot truly use, or for a small web space hosting plan that cannot host your site. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with only two clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to start with a basic plan and upgrade as your site grows. So, you economize money that you can expend on advertising the web site while it is still novel. Each and every web hosting package provided by 'NTC Hosting' includes an online web site builder and more than forty widely used script software applications like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for web page design services. 'NTC Hosting' offers shared web space hosting plans in several different countries around the Globe. There is one data center in Chicago encompassing the United States of America and Canada; 2 European server farm facilities - in Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. In this way, nearly the entire World is encompassed to present you and your web page's visitors with a stable and reliable web page hosting solution at a convenient location. All in all, the shared hosting packages offered 'NTC Hosting' are quite well stocked and come at a good price (starting from $4.95 for the Budget plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To clients with little or no practice, a virtual private web server may appear hard to handle. That's perhaps why 'NTC Hosting' also offers semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main American server farm in Chicago. Administering these packages is similar to administering a standard shared plan via a web space hosting CP GUI. They have all the features of a shared web page hosting plan such as a free-of-charge website builder and a web app installer, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated server account is many times larger than that of a shared web page hosting plan. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is approximately FIVE times as much as compared with the shared hosting accounts. When juxtaposed to a shared hosting plan, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is big: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted Top-Level Domain allowance is a principle as well. The semi-dedicated web hosting packages do not arrive with complete root access (we, at wdpictures.be, deem this a slight weak point), but the good point is that they are managed via the very same web site hosting Control Panel interface as the shared web site hosting packages. This means that a well-known graphical user interface is accessible by all users who do not feel self-confident enough to handle a VPS, but at the same time are in need of more power and system resources than a private virtual hosting server can bestow on them. This is so owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the system resources of the same powerful first-class web servers as the ones which accommodate the VPS web hosting packages, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is quite low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical machine), while the virtual private web servers can reach a much higher number (80 to one hundred and twenty per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'NTC Hosting' can be labeled as being very cheap (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $35.95 for the Pioneer package.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

In wdpictures.be's opinion, enormous sites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or popular web shops with thousands of customers require a much more powerful webspace hosting environment. It appears that the guys from 'NTC Hosting' have drawn the same conclusion too. To satisfy its clients' anticipations, 'NTC Hosting' delivers a selection of dedicated servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That estimation stands on the hardware specifications the dedicated web hosting servers boast: multi-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, 2000 GB of web space and Gigabit network interface cards will beyond doubt guarantee the fast and steady performance of any type of site. According to 'NTC Hosting', the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-demanding sites. We, from wdpictures.be, believe that all dedicated server configurations offered by 'NTC Hosting' are also appropriate for setting up a hosting reseller business as each dedicated hosting server provides free-of-charge invoicing software platform and a complimentary domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web servers offered by 'NTC Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at wdpictures.be, count this as a minor downside, which can be corrected by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you require backing, the Managed Services upgrade provides an array of extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A number of Control Panel (CP) tools are available with each of the hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (wdpictures.be's) prognosis is that the great point-and-click File Manager added in the Hepsia hosting CP will perhaps make the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol software futile. Our (wdpictures.be's) inference is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'NTC Hosting' don't seem to be very inexpensive (yet the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will no doubt make you smile), starting from $40.00 for the Gold 1 plan.