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An evaluation of NTC Hosting

We, at satlabs.net, have picked 'NTC Hosting' to be our present domain and web hosting vendor. Hence we expect that this brief assessment of 'NTC Hosting' is perhaps going to be very useful for other folks from all around the World who are looking for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say individuals from all over the World, since the simple fact is that 'NTC Hosting' presently furnishes domain and hosting services in numerous datacenter facility sites: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering approximately the whole Earth. At least from the point of view of the World Wide Web. So, here is what you could expect from 'NTC Hosting' in a nutshell:

Shared Web Page Hosting Plans

The first thing we, at satlabs.net, have spotted is the modest prices of the shared webspace hosting services delivered 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 hosting packages offered by 'NTC Hosting' are powered by an in-house built, ultramodern cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, such as email, databases, hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being tackled by an individual group of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting distributor on the Earth will have considerable predicaments with, since cPanel is a one-server based site hosting platform (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, web hosting Control Panel, disk space, DNS, statistics, etc., is being tackled by a single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel hosting vendors are unable to include new functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to set up their own file platform), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared webspace hosting accounts, which are driven by an actual cloud web space hosting solution. With a shared account, each client pays only for his/her package, thus preserving the price really low (since multiple clients are hosted on one and the same web hosting server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting plan, which runs on a cloud website hosting platform, enables you to pay solely for the resources that you indeed need, escaping a situation where you pay for an advanced web site hosting plan that you cannot truly utilize, or for a low-end web hosting package that cannot accommodate your web page. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to commence with a low-end package and upgrade as your web page grows. In this way, you save cash that you can expend on promoting the web page while it is still brand new. Every webspace hosting plan delivered by 'NTC Hosting' arrives with an online web site building tool and more than forty widely used script-driven software applications among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you hundreds of dollars for site design solutions. 'NTC Hosting' offers shared web site hosting accounts in several different countries around the World. There is one datacenter in Chicago covering the US and Canada; two European server farms - in Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. Hence, nearly the entire Earth is covered to provide you and your site's visitors with a steady and reliable web site hosting solution at a convenient location. As a whole, the shared hosting services supplied 'NTC Hosting' are very well appointed and come at a low-cost price (starting from $4.95 for the Budget plan).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To clients with little or no practice, a private virtual web hosting server may seem tough to manage. That's perhaps why 'NTC Hosting' also hosts semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main United States data center facility in Chicago. Managing these accounts is comparable to administering a regular shared web space hosting account through a site hosting Control Panel user interface. They have all the specs of a shared website hosting plan such as a free-of-cost web site building tool and a script installer, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated server hosting plan is many times bigger than that of a shared website hosting account. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be utilized is approximately 5 times as much as compared to the shared site hosting packages. When compared to a shared website hosting account, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is big: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted top-level domain name allowance is a standard as well. The semi-dedicated hosting server accounts do not arrive with complete root-level access (we, at satlabs.net, deem this a small drawback), but the benefit is that they are administered via the same web hosting CP tool as the shared website hosting accounts. This signifies that a user-friendly graphical interface is accessible by all clients who do not feel confident enough to administer a virtual private web hosting server, but at the same time need more power and system resources than a VPS hosting server can confer to them. This is like that because the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the system resources of the same powerful top-class web servers as the ones which host the virtual hosting server accounts, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to thirty per server), while the VPS web servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to a hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'NTC Hosting' can be categorized as being quite inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), starting from $35.95 for the Pioneer package.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

In satlabs.net's opinion, big web pages such as social networks, community and business web portals or popular online stores with thousands of customers require a much more powerful webspace hosting environment. It seems that the blokes from 'NTC Hosting' have come to the same conclusion as well. To meet its users' anticipations, 'NTC Hosting' delivers a bouquet of dedicated web hosting servers that can tackle millions of daily visits. That estimation stands on the hardware specifications the dedicated web hosting servers include: multi-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of disk storage and Gigabit NICs will beyond doubt guarantee the fast and stable work of any sort of website. In 'NTC Hosting's opinion, the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring websites. We, from satlabs.net, believe that all dedicated server specs supplied by 'NTC Hosting' are also appropriate for launching a hosting reseller business as every hosting server arrives with free-of-cost billing software and a free-of-cost domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated hosting servers delivered by 'NTC Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at satlabs.net, think that this is a little defect, which can be rectified by paying a monthly tax which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you demand aid, the Managed Services upgrade offers an array of additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting operations. Several Control Panel (CP) user interfaces are offered with each of the web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (satlabs.net's) prognosis is that the amazing point and click File Manager included in the Hepsia site hosting CP will perhaps make the recourse to any FTP software program useless. Our (satlabs.net's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'NTC Hosting' don't appear to be very low priced (yet the Hepsia web page hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will definitely make you smile), starting from $65.00 for the Gold 1 package.