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An assessment of NTC Hosting

We, at thenardvark.com, have picked 'NTC Hosting' to be our present domain and hosting provider. Hence we anticipate that this brief assessment of 'NTC Hosting' is maybe going to be quite helpful for other individuals from all around the World in need of domain name and web hosting services. We state people from all over the World, because the simple fact is that 'NTC Hosting' presently offers domain and hosting services in multiple server farm facility locations: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, embracing practically the whole Globe. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'NTC Hosting' in brief:

Shared Hosting Packages

The initial detail we, at thenardvark.com, have noted is the budget prices of the shared web space hosting services supplied by 'NTC Hosting'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the website hosting accounts delivered by 'NTC Hosting' are powered by a custom devised, leading edge cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, web space hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being served by a separate group of hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance EVERY cPanel web hosting firm on the Earth will have great difficulties with, because cPanel is a one-server based site hosting environment (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, web page hosting CP, disk space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being run on a single server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel site hosting corporations cannot include additional functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to create their own file system), which is the premise of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared hosting accounts, which are powered by an actual cloud webspace hosting system. With a shared web space hosting package, each customer pays solely for his/her plan, thus keeping the hosting price amazingly low (since lots of users are located on the same hosting server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting account, which is being served by a cloud site hosting system, permits you to pay solely for the resources that you indeed need, evading a scenario where you pay for a feature-rich webspace hosting account that you cannot really use, or for a tiny site hosting package that cannot handle your web page. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with just two clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to begin with a small package and upgrade as your website grows. Thus, you save funds that you can invest in promoting the website while it is still brand new. Each site hosting plan furnished by 'NTC Hosting' sports an online site building tool and over 40 widely used script-driven software platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for website design services. 'NTC Hosting' delivers shared hosting accounts in several different geographical regions around the World. There is one server farm in Chicago encompassing the United States of America and Canada; two European data centers - in England and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. Hence, nearly the entire World is encompassed to provide you and your web site's visitors with a steady and fast web space hosting solution at a nearby place. On the whole, the shared hosting accounts provided 'NTC Hosting' are quite well appointed and come at an affordable price (starting from $4.95 for the Budget plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting Servers

To users with little or no practice, a virtual web server may appear hard to manage. That's perhaps why 'NTC Hosting' also keeps semi-dedicated servers in its main American server farm in Chicago. Handling these plans is comparable to administering a typical shared webspace hosting account through a hosting Control Panel tool. They have all the specs of a shared web page hosting package such as a free-of-charge site building tool and a web app installer, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated hosting account is many times greater than that of a shared web site hosting package. For instance, the CPU power that can be utilized is approximately 5 times as much as compared with the shared site hosting packages. When matched against a shared hosting plan, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted top-level domain name allowance is a norm as well. The semi-dedicated hosting packages do not come with complete server root access (we, at thenardvark.com, think that this is a little disadvantage), but the plus is that they are administered via the same Control Panel tool as the shared web page hosting plans. This suggests that a well-known graphical interface is available to all customers who do not feel confident enough to manage a VPS hosting server, yet are in need of more power and resources than a VPS server can offer. This is so owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the system resources of the same powerful high-end hosting servers as the ones which host the private virtual web server hosting accounts, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very small (somewhere between twenty to 30 per server), while the virtual hosting servers can reach a much greater number (80 to one hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'NTC Hosting' can be defined as being very cheap (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $35.95 for the Pioneer plan.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

According to thenardvark.com, big sites such as social networks, community and business portals or famous web stores with 1000s of clients need a much more powerful website hosting solution. It appears that the blokes from 'NTC Hosting' have reached the same conclusion as well. To answer its users' demands, 'NTC Hosting' provides an array of dedicated web servers that can handle millions of daily hits. That estimate rests on the hardware specs the dedicated web servers have: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of disk storage and Gigabit network interface cards will undoubtedly ensure the fast and stable work of any sort of site. In 'NTC Hosting's opinion, the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-demanding web sites. We, from thenardvark.com, believe that all dedicated server specifications offered by 'NTC Hosting' are also suitable for initiating a hosting reseller business as each dedicated server comes with free-of-cost invoice transaction software platform and a fee-free domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated hosting servers provided by 'NTC Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at thenardvark.com, count this as a little downside, which can be righted by paying a monthly tax of $32.00 USD. So, if you need assistance, the Managed Services upgrade provides a few supplementary services such as a regular backup, software installation, web server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A bunch of web site hosting CP (CP) GUIs are available with each of the dedicated hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (thenardvark.com's) prognosis is that the amazing drag-and-drop File Manager included in the Hepsia hosting CP will probably render the utilization of any FTP client pointless. Our (thenardvark.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers provided by 'NTC Hosting' don't appear to be very cheap (yet the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain name quotas will undoubtedly make you smile), beginning from $90.00 for the Gold 1 plan.