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An assessment of NTC Hosting

We, at dev.screenphotography.co.uk, have chosen 'NTC Hosting' to be our present domain and web hosting provider. Hence we imagine that this concise assessment of 'NTC Hosting' is perhaps going to be quite useful for other people from all over the World who need domain name and web hosting solutions. We say people from all around the Globe, because the simple fact is that 'NTC Hosting' currently offers domain and hosting services in multiple data center facility sites: in North America (Chicago, IL), in Great Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, embracing practically the entire World. 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 Page Hosting Services

The initial thing we, at dev.screenphotography.co.uk, have noticed is the modest prices of the shared site hosting packages offered by 'NTC Hosting'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the web page hosting plans furnished by 'NTC Hosting' are powered by a custom created, innovative cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, like mail, databases, web space hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, statistics, etc., runs on an autonomous set of servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting supplier on the Globe will have enormous troubles with, because cPanel is a one-server based web site hosting environment (each web hosting service, like email, databases, web hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, stats, etc., runs on a single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based site hosting vendors cannot include extra functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they must design their own file platform), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared website hosting accounts, which are powered by an actual clustered web page hosting solution. With a shared website hosting package, each customer pays only for his/her plan, thus preserving the web hosting price very low (because plenty of customers share the same web server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting plan, which is hosted on a cloud web site hosting solution, allows you to pay solely for the resources that you actually demand, precluding a scenario where you pay for a high-end web hosting plan that you cannot truly use, or for a tiny web space hosting account that cannot handle your web page. The option to upgrade your account from one package to another with just two mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to kick off with a small plan and upgrade as your web page expands. That way, you spare cash that you can invest in advertising the web site while it is still brand new. Every web space hosting plan provided by 'NTC Hosting' comprises an online web site builder and over forty popular script software applications including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for site design solutions. 'NTC Hosting' delivers shared web space hosting accounts in a number of different geographical regions across the Globe. There is one server farm in Chicago encompassing the United States of America and Canada; 2 European datacenter facilities - in England and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific region. That way, practically the whole planet is encompassed to provide you and your site's visitors with a steady and dependable web space hosting solution at a nearby location. Altogether, the shared hosting packages provided 'NTC Hosting' are very well furnished and are available at a cut-rate price (beginning from $4.95 for the Budget package).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To customers with little to no practice, a private virtual web hosting server may appear tough to administer. That's probably why 'NTC Hosting' also offers semi-dedicated servers in its main American server farm in Chicago. Managing these packages is similar to managing a regular shared package through a website hosting CP tool. They have all the functionalities of a shared web page hosting package such as a fee-free site builder and a script installation tool, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated web server plan is many times bigger than that of a shared webspace hosting plan. For example, the CPU power that can be utilized is about FIVE times as much as compared to the shared web site hosting accounts. When compared to a shared web space hosting package, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is immense: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted TLD quota is a trend as well. The semi-dedicated accounts do not come with complete server root access (we, at dev.screenphotography.co.uk, regard this as a little drawback), but the plus is that they are administered through the same web page hosting Control Panel tool as the shared web site hosting plans. This means that a familiar graphical interface is available to all customers who do not have enough confidence to manage a virtual hosting server, but at the same time demand more power and system resources than a virtual web hosting server can deliver. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the system resources of the same powerful high-class web servers as the ones which accommodate the private virtual hosting server packages, however, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is quite low (somewhere between twenty to 30 per physical server), while the private virtual hosting servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to 120 per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'NTC Hosting' can be categorized as being quite affordable (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $35.95 for the Pioneer plan.

Dedicated Servers

According to dev.screenphotography.co.uk, huge web sites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous web storefronts with 1000s of clients demand a much more powerful web space hosting platform. It appears that the fellows from 'NTC Hosting' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To live up to its clients' expectations, 'NTC Hosting' supplies a bouquet of dedicated hosting servers that can cope with millions of daily hits. That assessment rests on the hardware specs the web hosting servers boast: multi-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, two thousand GB of web space and Gigabit network cards will undoubtedly ensure the fast and steady performance of any type of web site. In 'NTC Hosting's opinion, the primary hardware configurations can be upgraded for more resource-demanding web sites. We, from dev.screenphotography.co.uk, deem that all dedicated server specs delivered by 'NTC Hosting' are also suitable for launching a hosting reseller business as each server arrives with free invoicing transaction software and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated servers furnished by 'NTC Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at dev.screenphotography.co.uk, consider this a little weakness, which can be rectified by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you require backing, the Managed Services upgrade provides a number of additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, web hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. A number of webspace hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are available with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (dev.screenphotography.co.uk's) forecast is that the magnificent drag-and-drop File Manager offered by the Hepsia hosting CP will probably render the recourse to any FTP client useless. Our (dev.screenphotography.co.uk's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'NTC Hosting' don't appear to be very cheap (yet the Hepsia webspace hosting CP and the unmetered hosted domain name quotas will doubtlessly make you smile), beginning from $40.00 for the Gold 1 plan.