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A review of NTC Hosting

We, at, have selected 'NTC Hosting' to be our current domain and hosting provider. This is why we suppose that this concise assessment of 'NTC Hosting' is probably going to be quite helpful for other folks from all over the World in search for domain name and web hosting solutions. We state folks from all over the World, since the mere fact is that 'NTC Hosting' currently furnishes domain and hosting services in multiple data center sites: in North America (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, encompassing approximately the whole Globe. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could expect from 'NTC Hosting' in a few words:

Shared Web Page Hosting Plans

The first thing we, at, have noted is the modest prices of the shared site hosting accounts provided 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 hosting plans offered by 'NTC Hosting' are driven by a custom developed, advanced cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, like mail, databases, web space hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, runs on a different set of servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting provider in the World will have mammoth troubles with, because cPanel is a one single server based web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, site hosting Control Panel, disk space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being run on one and the same server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based web hosting suppliers are not able to include additional functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they have to make their own file platform), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web hosting accounts, which are powered by an actual clustered web space hosting platform. With a shared webspace hosting plan, each client pays only for his/her account, thus preserving the web site hosting price very low (since plenty of customers are hosted on the same hosting server). In brief, a shared hosting plan, which is hosted on a cloud web page hosting system, enables you to pay just for the resources that you really require, precluding a situation where you pay for a high-end webspace hosting package that you cannot really use, or for a small website hosting plan that cannot handle your website. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just two mouse clicks grants you the flexibility to commence with a basic package and upgrade as your web site expands. Hence, you spare cash that you can invest in promoting the site while it is still novel. Every hosting account furnished by 'NTC Hosting' comprises an online website builder and more than forty widely used script platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you 100s of dollars for web site design services. 'NTC Hosting' furnishes shared web page hosting services in several different regions across the Globe. There is one datacenter in Chicago encompassing the US and Canada; 2 European data center facilities - in England and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. In this way, virtually the whole World is encompassed to supply you and your visitors with a steady and reliable webspace hosting solution at a desired location. Altogether, the shared hosting packages supplied 'NTC Hosting' are really well equipped and come at a very reasonable price (starting from $4.95 for the Budget package).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To clients with little to no experience, a virtual hosting server may appear problematic to manage. That's probably why 'NTC Hosting' also stores semi-dedicated servers in its main North American datacenter facility in Chicago. Handling these accounts is similar to administering a conventional shared web page hosting plan through a web page hosting Control Panel GUI. They have all the features of a shared web space hosting account such as a fee-free site building tool and a script installation tool, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated plan is many times bigger than that of a shared web site hosting account. For example, the CPU power that can be used is approximately 5 times as much as compared to the shared webspace hosting accounts. When contrasted with a shared web page hosting plan, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is great: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted top-level domain name quota is a rule too. The semi-dedicated hosting accounts do not arrive with complete root access (we, at, think of this as a small disadvantage), but the good point is that they are administered via the very same web page hosting Control Panel GUI as the shared webspace hosting accounts. This suggests that a recognizable graphical interface is available to all customers who are not self-confident enough to handle a virtual hosting server, yet are in need of more power and supplies than a private virtual 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 avant-garde web servers as the ones which host the VPS server hosting accounts, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is quite low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical server), while the virtual web hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'NTC Hosting' can be branded as being very cheap (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $35.95 for the Pioneer package.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

According to, large websites such as social networks, community and business web portals or popular web stores with 1000s of customers require a much more powerful web space hosting platform. It seems that the fellows from 'NTC Hosting' have come to the same conclusion as well. To fulfil its clients' anticipations, 'NTC Hosting' supplies an assortment of dedicated web hosting servers that can manage millions of daily hits. That estimate stands on the hardware specs the dedicated web hosting servers sport: many-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of storage space and Gigabit NICs will definitely ensure the fast and steady performance of any type of web site. According to 'NTC Hosting', the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring web sites. We, from, think that all dedicated server packages delivered by 'NTC Hosting' are also appropriate for establishing a hosting reseller business as each dedicated hosting server ships with free invoicing transaction software and a free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web servers delivered by 'NTC Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at, deem this a tiny defect, which can be corrected by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of assistance, the Managed Services upgrade provides a number of supplementary services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. A selection of website hosting CP (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prognosis is that the splendid drag and drop File Manager available in the Hepsia web site hosting CP will perhaps make the recourse to any FTP software program useless. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers offered by 'NTC Hosting' don't seem to be very cheap (yet the Hepsia web page hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will doubtlessly make you smile), starting from $40.00 for the Gold 1 package.