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A survey of NTC Hosting

We, at kevinwatkins.com, have chosen 'NTC Hosting' to be our current domain name and web hosting vendor. This is why we imagine that this short assessment of 'NTC Hosting' is perhaps going to be quite helpful for other folks from all over the World who seek domain name and web hosting services. We state folks from all over the World, since the mere fact is that 'NTC Hosting' presently provides domain and hosting services in several server farm locations: in the US (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, encompassing nearly the entire Earth. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'NTC Hosting' in short:

Shared Hosting Services

The initial detail we, at kevinwatkins.com, have discerned is the inexpensive prices of the shared webspace hosting solutions furnished by 'NTC Hosting'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the web page hosting packages provided by 'NTC Hosting' are powered by a custom invented, advanced cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, web space hosting CP, web space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being tackled by a separate set of hosting servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting company on the Globe will have immense problems with, since cPanel is a one single server based site hosting platform (each hosting service, such as email, databases, Control Panel, web space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being tackled by one and the same server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel web space hosting providers cannot add new functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they have to invent their own file system), which is the prerequisite of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web page hosting packages, which are driven by an authentic clustered webspace hosting solution. With a shared site hosting account, each client pays just for his/her package, thus preserving the hosting price very low (since lots of clients are hosted on the same web server). In a few words, a shared hosting package, which is hosted on a cloud website hosting system, enables you to pay solely for the reserves that you actually demand, refraining from a situation where you pay for a powerful webspace hosting plan that you cannot truly utilize, or for a small hosting package that cannot host your web page. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two clicks gives you the flexibility to kick off with a basic plan and upgrade as your website expands. That way, you spare cash that you can spend on promoting the website while it is still brand new. Every web hosting account offered by 'NTC Hosting' sports an online website building tool and over forty popular script software platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for web site design services. 'NTC Hosting' distributes shared web page hosting accounts in a number of different geographical regions across the Globe. There is one data center in Chicago covering the USA and Canada; 2 European datacenter facilities - in England and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. That way, virtually the entire planet is covered to present you and your site's visitors with a stable and dependable web page hosting service at a desired place. All in all, the shared hosting services provided 'NTC Hosting' are really well stocked and are available at a very cheap price (starting from $4.95 for the Budget package).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To people with little or no practice, a private virtual hosting server may appear troublesome to administer. That's perhaps why 'NTC Hosting' also offers semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its principal American data center in Chicago. Handling these packages is similar to administering a standard shared site hosting plan through a web space hosting Control Panel tool. They have all the specs of a shared account such as a free site building tool and a web app installation tool, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated hosting plan is many times greater than that of a shared webspace hosting plan. For example, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is almost FIVE times as much as compared to the shared web hosting plans. When matched against a shared hosting package, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is immense: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted TLD allowance is a principle too. The semi-dedicated web server plans do not include root privileges (we, at kevinwatkins.com, regard this as a tiny weakness), but the good point is that they are managed through the same web site hosting CP GUI as the shared website hosting plans. This suggests that a recognizable graphical interface is accessible by all clients who do not feel self-confident enough to administer a private virtual web hosting server, but at the same time need more power and system resources than a private virtual web hosting server can bestow on them. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the resources of the very same powerful ultramodern hosting servers as the ones which host the VPS web server hosting packages, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical machine), whereas the virtual private hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by 'NTC Hosting' can be classified as being quite affordable (as far as cost is concerned), starting from $35.95 for the Pioneer package.

Dedicated Servers

According to kevinwatkins.com, big websites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or popular online shops with thousands of clients call for a much more powerful web space hosting solution. It appears that the fellows from 'NTC Hosting' have drawn the same conclusion too. To fulfil its clients' demands, 'NTC Hosting' offers an assortment of dedicated web servers that can manage millions of daily hits. That evaluation stands on the hardware specs the dedicated hosting servers boast: multi-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of web space and Gigabit network interface cards will no doubt guarantee the fast and steady performance of any sort of website. In 'NTC Hosting's opinion, the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring sites. We, from kevinwatkins.com, deem that all dedicated server packages provided by 'NTC Hosting' are also suitable for beginning a hosting reseller business as each hosting server includes free-of-cost billing software platform and a free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web hosting servers delivered by 'NTC Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at kevinwatkins.com, think that this is a tiny downside, which can be righted by paying a monthly tax of $32.00 USD. So, if you require assistance, the Managed Services upgrade provides a handful of additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A number of site hosting Control Panel (CP) GUIs are available with each of the hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (kevinwatkins.com's) prognosis is that the amazing point and click File Manager available in the Hepsia website hosting CP will possibly make the recourse to any File Transfer Protocol software useless. Our (kevinwatkins.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers provided by 'NTC Hosting' don't seem to be very cheap (still the Hepsia web space hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will doubtlessly make you smile), commencing from $65.00 for the Gold 1 package.