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A review of NTC Hosting

We, at seasonofsacrifice.com, have chosen 'NTC Hosting' to be our current domain and web hosting distributor. Hence we believe that this short assessment of 'NTC Hosting' is maybe going to be quite useful for other individuals from all over the World who need domain name and web hosting solutions. We state individuals from all around the World, because the simple truth is that 'NTC Hosting' currently distributes domain and hosting services in several data center sites: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, encompassing virtually the entire Earth. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'NTC Hosting' in brief:

Shared Hosting Solutions

The first detail we, at seasonofsacrifice.com, have noticed is the budget prices of the shared web space hosting services offered by 'NTC Hosting'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the site hosting accounts supplied by 'NTC Hosting' are powered by a custom invented, avant-garde cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, like email, databases, web page hosting CP, data storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being dealt with by a separate host of hosting servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting corporation on the Earth will have great complications with, because cPanel is a single server based web page hosting environment (each web hosting service, like email, databases, webspace hosting CP, storage space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being run on a single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based web hosting suppliers cannot add extra functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to set up their own file system), which is the basis of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web site hosting packages, which are driven by a genuine cloud web site hosting system. With a shared account, each customer pays only for his/her account, thus retaining the website hosting price really low (because lots of users use the same web hosting server). In brief, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a cloud web site hosting platform, permits you to pay only for the reserves that you actually demand, precluding a situation where you pay for a powerful web site hosting account that you cannot truly utilize, or for a tiny web site hosting account that cannot handle your web site. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to commence with a low-end plan and upgrade as your Internet presence grows. In this way, you economize funds that you can expend on publicizing the site while it is still brand new. Each and every webspace hosting plan furnished by 'NTC Hosting' comes with an online site building tool and over 40 widely used script software applications like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for web design services. 'NTC Hosting' supplies shared hosting packages in a number of different geographical regions around the World. There is one data center facility in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; 2 European data center facilities - in Great Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. Hence, approximately the entire Globe is encompassed to provide you and your site's visitors with a steady and reliable hosting solution at a preferred place. Altogether, the shared hosting plans delivered 'NTC Hosting' are very well equipped and are available at a very affordable price (beginning from $4.95 for the Budget package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To clients with little or no experience, a private virtual web hosting server may seem hard to administer. That's probably why 'NTC Hosting' also hosts semi-dedicated servers in its main North American datacenter facility in Chicago. Managing these accounts is similar to handling a regular shared web space hosting plan via a web hosting CP interface. They have all the features of a shared hosting package such as a free-of-cost website builder and a web app installer, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated hosting server plan is many times bigger than that of a shared hosting plan. For example, the CPU power that can be utilized is almost 5 times as much as compared to the shared hosting packages. When compared with a shared web space hosting plan, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted top-level domain name quota is a rule too. The semi-dedicated web hosting server accounts do not ship with full server root access (we, at seasonofsacrifice.com, count this as a little minus), but the good point is that they are administered through the very same web page hosting Control Panel interface as the shared site hosting packages. This hints that a familiar graphical interface is available to all customers who do not have enough confidence to administer a VPS web server, but at the same time are in need of more power and reserves than a virtual private hosting server can offer. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the system resources of the same powerful avant-garde web hosting servers as the ones which host the virtual server web hosting plans, still, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical server), while the private virtual 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 furnished by 'NTC Hosting' can be classified as being quite cheap (as far as cost is concerned), starting from $35.95 for the Pioneer package.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

According to seasonofsacrifice.com, huge sites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous online storefronts with thousands of customers request a much more powerful web page hosting platform. It seems that the folks from 'NTC Hosting' have drawn the same conclusion too. To meet its users' requirements, 'NTC Hosting' supplies a selection of dedicated web servers that can tackle millions of daily visits. That assessment is based on the hardware configurations the dedicated web hosting servers arrive with: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, 2000 GB of data storage and Gigabit NICs will no doubt ensure the quick and stable work of any type of website. According to 'NTC Hosting', the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more resource-demanding web sites. We, from seasonofsacrifice.com, think that all dedicated server accounts offered by 'NTC Hosting' are also appropriate for establishing a hosting reseller business as each web server provides free-of-charge billing transaction software and a cost-free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web hosting servers provided by 'NTC Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at seasonofsacrifice.com, regard this as a tiny problem, which can be corrected by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you demand help, the Managed Services upgrade offers a bunch of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A selection of site hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are available with each of the dedicated hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (seasonofsacrifice.com's) forecast is that the great point-and-click File Manager added in the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel will perhaps render the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol client useless. Our (seasonofsacrifice.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'NTC Hosting' don't seem to be very low priced (yet the Hepsia webspace hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will definitely make you smile), starting from $65.00 for the Gold 1 plan.