A review of NTC Hosting
We, at live-eventartist.com, have chosen 'NTC Hosting' to be our current domain name and hosting provider. Therefore we deem that this succinct evaluation of 'NTC Hosting' is perchance going to be very helpful for other people from all over the World in need of domain name and web hosting services. We say individuals from all over the Globe, since the simple truth is that 'NTC Hosting' presently supplies domain and hosting services in several data center sites: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, covering nearly the whole World. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'NTC Hosting' in brief:
Shared Site Hosting Plans
The first detail we, at live-eventartist.com, have observed is the low prices of the shared site hosting services provided by 'NTC Hosting'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good thing here is that the web page hosting packages supplied by 'NTC Hosting' are driven by an in-house invented, advanced cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, stats, etc., runs on an individual host of servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting distributor in the World will have great troubles with, because cPanel is a one single server based web page hosting platform (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, web page hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being tackled by one single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based hosting corporations are unable to add additional functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they must create their own file platform), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared website hosting packages, which are powered by a genuine cloud web space hosting system. With a shared plan, each client pays only for his/her account, thus preserving the webspace hosting price very low (since plenty of users use the same web server). In brief, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a cloud web hosting system, enables you to pay solely for the reserves that you indeed need, avoiding a situation where you pay for a powerful webspace hosting account that you cannot truly use, or for a basic hosting package that cannot accommodate your web site. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only 2 clicks gives you the flexibility to start with a small package and upgrade as your website expands. In this way, you save funds that you can expend on publicizing the site while it is still new. Each web hosting package furnished by 'NTC Hosting' sports an online web site builder and more than forty popular script software applications such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for site design services. 'NTC Hosting' distributes shared hosting solutions in a number of different regions across the Globe. There is one server farm in Chicago covering the USA and Canada; 2 European data center facilities - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. That way, practically the whole World is encompassed to supply you and your web page's visitors with a stable and fast web space hosting service at a preferred place. All in all, the shared hosting services delivered 'NTC Hosting' are very well appointed and are available at a budget price (starting from $4.95 for the Budget package).
Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers
To customers with little to no practice, a VPS hosting server may seem complicated to administer. That's perhaps why 'NTC Hosting' also offers semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main United States datacenter in Chicago. Administering these packages is similar to handling a regular shared site hosting plan through a webspace hosting CP tool. They have all the functionalities of a shared web site hosting account such as a free site building tool and a web app installation tool, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated server hosting plan is many times bigger than that of a shared web space hosting plan. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is nearly 5 times as much as compared to the shared website hosting accounts. When matched against a shared web hosting plan, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted top-level domain name quota is a principle too. The semi-dedicated web server packages do not offer root access (we, at live-eventartist.com, think of this as a little negative point), but the good point is that they are managed through the very same webspace hosting CP GUI as the shared web space hosting accounts. This hints that a known graphical interface is available to all clients who do not have enough self-condifence to administer a private virtual server, yet need more power and system resources than a virtual private web hosting server can confer to them. This is so owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the resources of the very same powerful high-class web hosting servers as the ones which host the virtual hosting server accounts, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very low (somewhere between twenty to 30 per server), while the private virtual hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to a hundred and twenty per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'NTC Hosting' can be labeled as being very inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), starting from $35.95 for the Pioneer plan.
Dedicated Hosting Servers
According to live-eventartist.com, big sites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or popular web stores with thousands of customers need a much more powerful web page hosting solution. It seems that the fellows from 'NTC Hosting' have drawn the same conclusion too. To satisfy its customers' demands, 'NTC Hosting' provides a selection of dedicated servers that can tackle millions of daily visits. That assessment is based on the hardware specifications the dedicated web hosting servers sport: multi-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of disk space and Gigabit network interface cards will definitely ensure the fast and stable work of any kind of web site. In 'NTC Hosting's opinion, the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-demanding web sites. We, from live-eventartist.com, deem that all dedicated server plans delivered by 'NTC Hosting' are also suitable for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as every hosting server ships with free-of-charge invoicing transaction software platform and a fee-free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web servers provided by 'NTC Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at live-eventartist.com, think that this is a slight weakness, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of assistance, the Managed Services upgrade offers a selection of extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. Several website hosting Control Panel (CP) tools are offered with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (live-eventartist.com's) forecast is that the excellent drag-and-drop File Manager included in the Hepsia hosting CP will probably render the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol software useless. Our (live-eventartist.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'NTC Hosting' don't seem to be very cheap (yet the Hepsia CP and the unmetered hosted domain name allowance will no doubt make you smile), starting from $40.00 for the Gold 1 package.