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An evaluation of NTC Hosting

We, at, have chosen 'NTC Hosting' to be our current domain and hosting provider. Therefore we anticipate that this succinct assessment of 'NTC Hosting' is maybe going to be quite helpful for other people from all over the World who need domain name and web hosting services. We say folks from all over the Globe, because the simple fact is that 'NTC Hosting' currently supplies domain and hosting services in several datacenter locations: in the United States of America (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, embracing almost the whole planet. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'NTC Hosting' in a few words:

Shared Web Space Hosting Accounts

The initial detail we, at, have perceived is the cut-rate prices of the shared site hosting plans delivered 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 web page hosting accounts supplied by 'NTC Hosting' are driven by a custom created, leading edge cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, web space hosting CP, data storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being tackled by a separate host of servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting company on the Earth will have great problems with, since cPanel is a one-server based web page hosting environment (each hosting service, like mail, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, disk space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being run on one single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel web page hosting companies cannot add additional functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they need to design their own file system), which is the prerequisite of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared website hosting plans, which are powered by an authentic clustered web hosting platform. With a shared web hosting package, each client pays just for his/her plan, thus maintaining the web site hosting price very low (since a lot of clients share the same hosting server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting package, which is hosted on a clustered hosting system, allows you to pay just for the resources that you actually need, evading a situation where you pay for a high-end web hosting account that you cannot really utilize, or for a small web space hosting package that cannot accommodate your website. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to kick off with a small package and upgrade as your online presence grows. Hence, you spare cash that you can invest in promoting the web page while it is still new. Each web hosting package offered by 'NTC Hosting' comprises an online site builder and more than 40 popular script-driven software platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for web page design solutions. 'NTC Hosting' delivers shared web page hosting accounts in a number of different geographical regions around the World. There is one datacenter in Chicago encompassing the United States of America and Canada; two European datacenters - in the United Kingdom and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. In this way, virtually the whole World is covered to present you and your visitors with a steady and dependable webspace hosting service at a convenient location. All in all, the shared hosting services delivered 'NTC Hosting' are very well stocked and come at a very inexpensive price (beginning from $4.95 for the Budget package).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To people with little or no experience, a virtual web hosting server may seem tough to manage. That's perhaps why 'NTC Hosting' also hosts semi-dedicated web servers in its principal US datacenter in Chicago. Administering these plans is comparable to administering a normal shared web hosting account through a web site hosting Control Panel GUI. They have all the functionalities of a shared webspace hosting plan such as a free web site building tool and a script installer, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated server web hosting plan is many times bigger than that of a shared package. For instance, the CPU power that can be used is nearly 5 times as much as compared with the shared plans. When juxtaposed to a shared web site hosting plan, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted TLD allowance is a principle as well. The semi-dedicated hosting packages do not come with full root access (we, at, deem this a minor disadvantage), but the plus is that they are administered via the same web space hosting CP interface as the shared website hosting plans. This goes to say that a well-known GUI is available to all customers who do not feel confident enough to administer a virtual web server, but at the same time require more power and features than a Virtual Private Server can offer. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the resources of the very same powerful first-class servers as the ones which host the virtual server hosting accounts, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is quite low (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical server), whereas the virtual hosting servers can reach a much greater number (80 to one hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'NTC Hosting' can be branded as being amazingly inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from $35.95 for the Pioneer plan.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

According to, big web sites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous online stores with 1000s of clients demand a much more powerful hosting platform. It seems that the chaps from 'NTC Hosting' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To satisfy its clients' anticipations, 'NTC Hosting' offers an array of dedicated web servers that can handle millions of daily visits. That estimation is based on the hardware specs the dedicated web hosting servers sport: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of disk space and Gigabit NICs will beyond doubt ensure the quick and steady work of any type of site. In 'NTC Hosting's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-requiring sites. We, from, consider that all dedicated server solutions delivered by 'NTC Hosting' are also appropriate for launching a hosting reseller business as every server offers free-of-cost invoicing transaction software platform and a free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web servers furnished by 'NTC Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at, think that this is a slight downside, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of help, the Managed Services upgrade offers a number of additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. A handful of web page hosting CP (CP) GUIs are offered with each of the dedicated hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the superb point and click File Manager included in the Hepsia web hosting CP will possibly render the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol software pointless. Our ('s) conclusion is that the dedicated servers offered by 'NTC Hosting' don't appear to be very inexpensive (yet the Hepsia CP and the unmetered hosted domain name allowance will beyond doubt make you smile), beginning from $65.00 for the Gold 1 plan.