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An evaluation of NTC Hosting

We, at, have picked 'NTC Hosting' to be our current domain name and hosting provider. Therefore we expect that this brief evaluation of 'NTC Hosting' is perchance going to be very helpful for other folks from all around the World in need of domain name and web hosting services. We state individuals from all over the Globe, since the mere truth is that 'NTC Hosting' presently offers domain and hosting services in multiple datacenter locations: in the US (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, embracing virtually the entire World. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'NTC Hosting' in short:

Shared Hosting Plans

The first detail we, at, have noted is the low prices of the shared web site hosting packages supplied by 'NTC Hosting'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the web page hosting packages provided by 'NTC Hosting' are driven by an in-house created, leading edge cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like email, databases, web site hosting CP, disk space, DNS, statistics, and so on, runs on an autonomous stack of servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting distributor on the Globe will have mammoth difficulties with, since cPanel is a one single server based site hosting environment (each web hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, stats, etc., runs on a single web server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel website hosting corporations are unable to include new functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they need to construct their own file platform), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared website hosting packages, which are powered by an actual clustered hosting system. With a shared web hosting plan, each client pays just for his/her plan, thus preserving the web space hosting price really low (since many clients are hosted on the same web hosting server). In short, a shared hosting account, which runs on a clustered site hosting solution, allows you to pay solely for the reserves that you indeed require, refraining from a scenario where you pay for a high-end web page hosting package that you cannot really use, or for a tiny web site hosting plan that cannot accommodate your web page. The ability to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to kick off with a small plan and upgrade as your web site grows. Thus, you save capital that you can expend on publicizing the web site while it is still new. Each and every web space hosting package delivered by 'NTC Hosting' contains an online website builder and more than 40 widely used script platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for website design services. 'NTC Hosting' provides shared web site hosting accounts in several different regions across the World. There is one server farm in Chicago encompassing the US and Canada; two European datacenters - in England and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. Hence, approximately the whole World is covered to provide you and your website's visitors with a steady and fast web hosting service at a nearby location. Altogether, the shared hosting packages offered 'NTC Hosting' are very well equipped and are available at a cut-rate price (starting from $5.25 for the Budget plan).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To people with little to no experience, a VPS hosting server may seem problematic to administer. That's probably why 'NTC Hosting' also offers semi-dedicated servers in its main American data center facility in Chicago. Managing these accounts is similar to handling a typical shared web site hosting account through a web site hosting Control Panel user interface. They have all the specs of a shared web hosting plan such as a free-of-charge website building tool and a web application installer, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated server hosting package is many times bigger than that of a shared webspace hosting account. For example, the central processing unit power that can be used is nearly 5 times as much as compared with the shared web site hosting packages. When compared to a shared hosting plan, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is big: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted top-level domain name allowance is a trend too. The semi-dedicated server hosting accounts do not include full root-level access (we, at, deem this a tiny drawback), but the plus is that they are managed through the same hosting CP user interface as the shared plans. This implies that a familiar GUI is accessible by all clients who are not confident enough to administer a virtual hosting server, but at the same time need more power and reserves than a private virtual hosting server can offer. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the system resources of the very same powerful ultramodern web servers as the ones which host the virtual private web server packages, still, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is quite low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per server), whereas the virtual servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'NTC Hosting' can be categorized as being quite inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), starting from $35.95 for the Pioneer plan.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to, huge web sites such as social networks, community and business web portals or popular web storefronts with thousands of clients demand a much more powerful webspace hosting solution. It appears that the blokes from 'NTC Hosting' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To live up to its users' demands, 'NTC Hosting' offers a collection of dedicated web servers that can tackle millions of daily visits. That evaluation stands on the hardware specs the hosting servers are offering: multi-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of disk storage and Gigabit NICs will beyond doubt ensure the quick and stable work of any sort of web site. In 'NTC Hosting's opinion, the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-demanding websites. We, from, consider that all dedicated server solutions furnished by 'NTC Hosting' are also appropriate for setting up a hosting reseller business as each and every web server ships with free-of-charge invoicing transaction software and a fee-free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated hosting servers offered by 'NTC Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at, count this as a minor minus, which can be corrected by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you demand aid, the Managed Services upgrade offers several extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, web hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A selection of webspace hosting CP (CP) GUIs are available with each of the web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prognosis is that the impressive drag and drop File Manager available in the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel will probably render the recourse to any FTP software program pointless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'NTC Hosting' don't appear to be very inexpensive (still the Hepsia web site hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will undoubtedly make you smile), beginning from $40.00 for the Gold 1 plan.