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A survey of NTC Hosting

We, at oldtimeynews.com, have chosen 'NTC Hosting' to be our current domain name and hosting provider. This is why we suppose that this succinct assessment of 'NTC Hosting' is perhaps going to be very helpful for other people from all over the Globe who are looking for domain name and web hosting services. We say folks from all around the World, since the mere truth is that 'NTC Hosting' currently distributes domain and hosting services in numerous data center facility sites: in America (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, covering almost the entire planet. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'NTC Hosting' in a few words:

Shared Web Site Hosting Plans

The initial detail we, at oldtimeynews.com, have observed is the cut-rate prices of the shared web hosting services offered by 'NTC Hosting'. Shared doesn't sound very well, 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 devised, ultramodern cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, CP, data storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being handled by a separate set of web servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting supplier on the Earth will have colossal problems with, because cPanel is a one-server based hosting platform (each web hosting service, like email, databases, site hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, runs on one single server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based web space hosting distributors are not able to include new functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they need to build their own file system), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web hosting accounts, which are powered by a real clustered webspace hosting system. With a shared web page hosting plan, each customer pays only for his/her plan, thus preserving the web site hosting price very low (since plenty of users are hosted on the same web hosting server). In brief, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a clustered web space hosting solution, permits you to pay solely for the resources that you actually demand, evading a scenario where you pay for a powerful web site hosting plan that you cannot truly use, or for a tiny webspace hosting package that cannot shelter your site. The option to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to kick off with a low-end plan and upgrade as your web site expands. Hence, you economize cash that you can invest in advertising the web page while it is still new. Every web page hosting plan provided by 'NTC Hosting' contains an online web site builder and more than 40 popular script-driven platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for web page design services. 'NTC Hosting' distributes shared site hosting packages in several different regions around the World. There is one server farm facility in Chicago covering the USA and Canada; two European server farms - in the United Kingdom and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. In this way, almost the whole planet is encompassed to supply you and your web page's visitors with a steady and reliable web site hosting service at a preferred place. As a whole, the shared hosting accounts delivered 'NTC Hosting' are very well furnished and come at a very reasonable price (starting from $4.95 for the Budget plan).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To users with little or no experience, a private virtual web hosting server may seem problematic to manage. That's perhaps why 'NTC Hosting' also hosts semi-dedicated hosting servers in its principal United States server farm in Chicago. Managing these plans is comparable to handling a regular shared web hosting package through a hosting CP GUI. They have all the features of a shared website hosting account such as a free web site builder and a script installer, but the system resource quota offered by a semi-dedicated web server hosting plan is many times greater than that of a shared plan. For example, the CPU power that can be used is nearly 5 times as much as compared to the shared web site hosting plans. When compared with a shared web hosting package, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted domain allowance is a norm too. The semi-dedicated accounts do not offer full root access (we, at oldtimeynews.com, regard this as a tiny weak point), but the good point is that they are managed via the very same hosting CP interface as the shared web site hosting packages. This goes to say that a known graphical user interface is offered to all clients who do not feel self-confident enough to handle a virtual private web server, yet are in need of more power and reserves than a virtual hosting server can offer. This is so due to the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the system resources of the very same powerful ultramodern web servers as the ones which host the virtual server web hosting accounts, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is quite low (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical server), whereas the private virtual web servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to 120 per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'NTC Hosting' can be categorized as being amazingly cheap (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $35.95 for the Pioneer plan.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

In oldtimeynews.com's opinion, huge websites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or popular online shops with thousands of customers request a much more powerful web page hosting solution. It appears that the fellows from 'NTC Hosting' have arrived at the same conclusion too. To satisfy its clients' anticipations, 'NTC Hosting' supplies a collection of dedicated web hosting servers that can manage millions of daily hits. That evaluation rests on the hardware specs the dedicated web hosting servers are offering: multi-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of web space and Gigabit network cards will undoubtedly ensure the quick and steady performance of any sort of website. According to 'NTC Hosting', the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding sites. We, from oldtimeynews.com, deem that all dedicated server specs offered by 'NTC Hosting' are also suitable for initiating a hosting reseller business as each dedicated web server includes free billing transaction software and a free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated servers delivered by 'NTC Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at oldtimeynews.com, deem this a slight disadvantage, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you require help, the Managed Services upgrade includes a handful of extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting procedures. Several web space hosting Control Panel (CP) GUIs are offered with each of the dedicated web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (oldtimeynews.com's) prediction is that the magnificent drag and drop File Manager offered by the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel will probably make the utilization of any FTP client useless. Our (oldtimeynews.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'NTC Hosting' don't seem to be very modestly priced (yet the Hepsia web page hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will beyond doubt make you smile), commencing from $65.00 for the Gold 1 plan.