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An evaluation of NTC Hosting

We, at gamesandonline.com, have selected 'NTC Hosting' to be our current domain and hosting vendor. This is why we expect that this succinct evaluation of 'NTC Hosting' is probably going to be very helpful for other folks from all over the World in search for domain name and web hosting services. We state folks from all around the Globe, since the mere fact is that 'NTC Hosting' currently supplies domain and hosting services in numerous datacenter facility locations: in the US (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, encompassing almost the whole World. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'NTC Hosting' in a few words:

Shared Web Site Hosting Accounts

The initial thing we, at gamesandonline.com, have observed is the budget prices of the shared webspace hosting packages provided 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 site hosting packages supplied by 'NTC Hosting' are powered by a custom developed, modern cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, like mail, databases, web hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being served by an individual host of servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting vendor in the World will have colossal troubles with, since cPanel is a one single server based web space hosting platform (each hosting service, like mail, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being run on one and the same web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel webspace hosting firms cannot include new functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they have to build their own file system), which is at the bottom of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared hosting accounts, which are driven by an actual clustered hosting platform. With a shared web space hosting package, each customer pays just for his/her package, thus preserving the webspace hosting price really low (since multiple customers share the same web hosting server). In a few words, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a cloud web space hosting system, enables you to pay solely for the resources that you indeed need, avoiding a situation where you pay for a high-end web site hosting account that you cannot really utilize, or for a tiny web hosting plan that cannot host your web site. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just two mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to begin with a small plan and upgrade as your web page expands. That way, you economize money that you can invest in promoting the web site while it is still novel. Every web space hosting package provided by 'NTC Hosting' comprises an online site building tool and over 40 widely used script software applications including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for website design services. 'NTC Hosting' provides shared web space hosting accounts in several different geographical regions around the World. There is one server farm facility in Chicago encompassing the US and Canada; two European server farm facilities - in Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific. Thus, nearly the whole Globe is covered to present you and your website's visitors with a stable and reliable web hosting service at a desired place. All in all, the shared hosting services delivered 'NTC Hosting' are really well stocked and come at a good price (beginning from $4.95 for the Budget package).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To people with little or no practice, a virtual web hosting server may appear hard to manage. That's probably why 'NTC Hosting' also stores semi-dedicated hosting servers in its principal US datacenter in Chicago. Handling these packages is comparable to handling a conventional shared plan through a hosting Control Panel user interface. They have all the functionalities of a shared web site hosting package such as a free site building tool and a web application installer, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated plan is many times larger than that of a shared hosting plan. For example, the CPU power that can be used is about FIVE times as much as compared with the shared website hosting packages. When matched against a shared web site hosting account, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted top-level domain name quota is a norm as well. The semi-dedicated server web hosting plans do not offer root privileges (we, at gamesandonline.com, think that this is a little minus), but the plus is that they are administered through the same website hosting CP user interface as the shared webspace hosting accounts. This goes to say that a user-friendly graphical interface is accessible by all users who do not have enough confidence to administer a private virtual hosting server, but at the same time require more power and reserves than a VPS can furnish them with. This is like that because of the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the resources of the same powerful first-rate hosting servers as the ones which host the VPS hosting packages, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is quite small (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical server), whereas the private virtual servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'NTC Hosting' can be categorized as being amazingly cheap (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $35.95 for the Pioneer plan.

Dedicated Servers

In gamesandonline.com's opinion, huge web pages such as social networks, community and corporate portals or famous online stores with thousands of clients need a much more powerful web hosting solution. It appears that the blokes from 'NTC Hosting' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To satisfy its customers' demands, 'NTC Hosting' offers an array of dedicated hosting servers that can manage millions of daily visits. That estimate is based on the hardware specifications the web hosting servers arrive with: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, two thousand GB of data storage and Gigabit network cards will undoubtedly guarantee the quick and stable performance of any type of web site. In 'NTC Hosting's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding web sites. We, from gamesandonline.com, consider that all dedicated server accounts offered by 'NTC Hosting' are also appropriate for initiating a hosting reseller business as each and every web hosting server offers free billing transaction software platform and a cost-free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web servers offered by 'NTC Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at gamesandonline.com, deem this a slight problem, which can be rectified by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you need help, the Managed Services upgrade includes several supplementary services such as a routine backup, software installation, hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. An array of website hosting Control Panel (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (gamesandonline.com's) prognosis is that the excellent point-and-click File Manager available in the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel will probably render the use of any File Transfer Protocol software useless. Our (gamesandonline.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'NTC Hosting' don't seem to be very modestly priced (yet the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will definitely make you smile), commencing from $65.00 for the Gold 1 plan.