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An assessment of NTC Hosting

We, at activity-ireland.co.uk, have chosen 'NTC Hosting' to be our current domain and web hosting provider. This is why we deem that this concise review of 'NTC Hosting' is probably going to be very helpful for other folks from all over the Globe who are searching for domain name and web hosting services. We state individuals from all over the World, because the mere fact is that 'NTC Hosting' currently supplies domain and hosting services in numerous data center sites: in the USA (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, encompassing practically the entire Globe. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could expect from 'NTC Hosting' in short:

Shared Hosting Accounts

The initial detail we, at activity-ireland.co.uk, have noticed is the cheap prices of the shared web site hosting packages 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 website hosting plans furnished by 'NTC Hosting' are powered by an in-house built, cutting edge cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, site hosting CP, web space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being run on a separate bunch of hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting corporation on the Globe will have immense problems with, because cPanel is a one-server based hosting platform (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being tackled by a single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based hosting suppliers cannot include new functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they must construct their own file platform), which is the basis of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web hosting plans, which are driven by a real clustered website hosting platform. With a shared hosting account, each client pays only for his/her package, thus keeping the site hosting price really low (since plenty of customers are located on the same web hosting server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting package, which runs on a cloud site hosting solution, allows you to pay only for the reserves that you indeed demand, evading a scenario where you pay for a feature-rich web hosting package that you cannot truly utilize, or for a small web page hosting plan that cannot accommodate your website. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just two clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to start with a basic package and upgrade as your online presence expands. That way, you spare money that you can invest in publicizing the website while it is still new. Each website hosting account supplied by 'NTC Hosting' comes with an online web site building tool and more than 40 popular script software applications including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for web design solutions. 'NTC Hosting' delivers shared webspace hosting solutions in several different regions across the World. There is one datacenter in Chicago covering the US and Canada; two European data centers - in Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. In this way, nearly the entire planet is encompassed to present you and your web site's visitors with a steady and reliable web site hosting solution at a preferred place. On the whole, the shared hosting solutions delivered 'NTC Hosting' are really well equipped and come at a very reasonable price (beginning from $4.95 for the Budget package).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To clients with little or no experience, a private virtual hosting server may seem difficult to administer. That's probably why 'NTC Hosting' also hosts semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main North American data center facility in Chicago. Handling these accounts is comparable to managing a typical shared web page hosting plan via a website hosting Control Panel GUI. They have all the functionalities of a shared web space hosting account such as a free-of-charge site builder and a web app installation tool, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated web server hosting plan is many times bigger than that of a shared site hosting package. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be used is nearly FIVE times as much as compared to the shared web space hosting plans. When contrasted with a shared web hosting plan, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain name allowance is a trend as well. The semi-dedicated web hosting accounts do not include full server root access (we, at activity-ireland.co.uk, count this as a slight drawback), but the plus is that they are administered through the same web hosting Control Panel GUI as the shared web hosting packages. This goes to say that a known graphical interface is offered to all customers who do not have enough self-condifence to administer a virtual private web server, but at the same time require more power and features than a virtual private web server can confer to them. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the resources of the very same powerful first-class web hosting servers as the ones which accommodate the private virtual server hosting accounts, still, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is quite low (somewhere between twenty to 30 per server), whereas the Virtual Private Servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to a hundred and twenty per server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'NTC Hosting' can be dubbed as being very affordable (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from $35.95 for the Pioneer plan.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In activity-ireland.co.uk's opinion, big web pages such as social networks, community and corporate portals or famous web storefronts with thousands of clients call for a much more powerful website hosting solution. It seems that the chaps from 'NTC Hosting' have reached the same conclusion as well. To satisfy its users' anticipations, 'NTC Hosting' supplies a collection of dedicated web hosting servers that can manage millions of daily hits. That assessment is based on the hardware specs the dedicated web hosting servers sport: multi-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, 2000 GB of storage space and Gigabit network cards will definitely guarantee the quick and stable performance of any kind of web site. In 'NTC Hosting's opinion, the original hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring sites. We, from activity-ireland.co.uk, deem that all dedicated server packages furnished by 'NTC Hosting' are also appropriate for beginning a hosting reseller business as each and every hosting server includes free-of-charge invoice transaction software and a cost-free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web servers delivered by 'NTC Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at activity-ireland.co.uk, think of this as a tiny downside, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you demand help, the Managed Services upgrade offers various additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. A handful of web site hosting Control Panel (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (activity-ireland.co.uk's) prognosis is that the amazing point-and-click File Manager added in the Hepsia web hosting CP will possibly render the utilization of any FTP client pointless. Our (activity-ireland.co.uk's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'NTC Hosting' don't appear to be very inexpensive (yet the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain name quotas will undoubtedly make you smile), commencing from $65.00 for the Gold 1 plan.