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An evaluation of NTC Hosting

We, at pericles.consulting, have chosen 'NTC Hosting' to be our current domain name and hosting distributor. Therefore we expect that this succinct assessment of 'NTC Hosting' is probably going to be very useful for other individuals from all around the Globe in need of domain name and web hosting solutions. We say individuals from all around the World, since the simple truth is that 'NTC Hosting' currently supplies domain and hosting services in numerous datacenter facility sites: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing nearly the entire Globe. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'NTC Hosting' in a few words:

Shared Web Site Hosting Solutions

The initial thing we, at pericles.consulting, have spotted is the low prices of the shared web hosting accounts delivered by 'NTC Hosting'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good news here is that the hosting accounts offered by 'NTC Hosting' are driven by an in-house developed, modern cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like email, databases, site hosting CP, storage space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being served by an individual host of hosting servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting firm in the World will have huge predicaments with, because cPanel is a one-server based hosting environment (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, site hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, statistics, etc., runs on one and the same web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel website hosting providers are not able to include additional functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to devise their own file system), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared website hosting accounts, which are powered by a real cloud web page hosting platform. With a shared web space hosting package, each client pays only for his/her plan, thus keeping the web site hosting price really low (since numerous clients are hosted on one and the same server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting package, which is being served by a clustered hosting platform, allows you to pay only for the resources that you really need, precluding a scenario where you pay for an advanced site hosting account that you cannot really use, or for a tiny web site hosting plan that cannot accommodate your web site. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just two clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to begin with a basic package and upgrade as your site expands. Thus, you economize cash that you can spend on promoting the site while it is still novel. Every web space hosting package provided by 'NTC Hosting' sports an online web site building tool and more than forty popular script-driven software platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for web design services. 'NTC Hosting' distributes shared web site hosting plans in a number of different regions around the Globe. There is one data center in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; two European datacenter facilities - in the United Kingdom and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific. Thus, nearly the entire planet is encompassed to supply you and your web page's visitors with a steady and dependable hosting solution at a nearby place. As a whole, the shared hosting plans supplied 'NTC Hosting' are quite well furnished and are available at an excellent price (beginning from $4.95 for the Budget package).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To users with little or no experience, a virtual private web hosting server may appear complicated to manage. That's probably why 'NTC Hosting' also hosts semi-dedicated servers in its main US datacenter facility in Chicago. Managing these plans is similar to managing a standard shared hosting plan through a site hosting Control Panel interface. They have all the features of a shared hosting account such as a free-of-cost site building tool and a script installation tool, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated hosting package is many times larger than that of a shared site hosting account. For instance, the CPU power that can be used is nearly 5 times as much as compared with the shared web site hosting packages. When contrasted with a shared web space hosting account, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is big: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted top-level domain name allowance is a norm too. The semi-dedicated server hosting accounts do not come with server root access (we, at pericles.consulting, think that this is a minor defect), but the plus is that they are administered through the same web page hosting CP interface as the shared web site hosting accounts. This signifies that a familiar graphical user interface is offered to all users who do not have enough self-condifence to manage a VPS hosting server, but at the same time are in need of more power and reserves than a virtual server can deliver. This is like that because of the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the system resources of the same powerful high-class web servers as the ones which host the private virtual web server hosting packages, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is quite low (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical server), whereas the virtual private web servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to 120 per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'NTC Hosting' can be categorized as being very cheap (as far as price is concerned), commencing from $35.95 for the Pioneer plan.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

According to pericles.consulting, big websites such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous web stores with thousands of customers call for a much more powerful web site hosting environment. It appears that the fellows from 'NTC Hosting' have reached the same conclusion too. To live up to its clients' anticipations, 'NTC Hosting' supplies an assortment of dedicated web servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That estimation rests on the hardware specifications the dedicated hosting servers arrive with: multi-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, two thousand GB of disk storage and Gigabit network cards will definitely guarantee the fast and stable performance of any kind of site. In 'NTC Hosting's opinion, the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-requiring sites. We, from pericles.consulting, think that all dedicated server specifications furnished by 'NTC Hosting' are also suitable for launching a hosting reseller business as each and every web server ships with free-of-cost billing transaction software platform and a bonus domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated servers provided by 'NTC Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at pericles.consulting, regard this as a tiny problem, which can be corrected by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you require help, the Managed Services upgrade includes a number of additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A selection of web hosting Control Panel (CP) GUIs are available with each of the dedicated servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (pericles.consulting's) forecast is that the splendid drag-and-drop File Manager offered by the Hepsia web site hosting CP will probably make the recourse to any FTP software useless. Our (pericles.consulting's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers offered by 'NTC Hosting' don't seem to be very cheap (still the Hepsia webspace hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will beyond doubt make you smile), beginning from $40.00 for the Gold 1 package.