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An evaluation of NTC Hosting

We, at hamcanada.com, have picked 'NTC Hosting' to be our present domain and web hosting provider. This is why we imagine that this short evaluation of 'NTC Hosting' is probably going to be quite useful for other individuals from all around the Globe in need of domain name and web hosting services. We state folks from all over the Globe, since the simple fact is that 'NTC Hosting' currently offers domain and hosting services in several data center facility locations: in North America (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, embracing approximately the whole World. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'NTC Hosting' in brief:

Shared Web Page Hosting Services

The initial detail we, at hamcanada.com, have spotted is the modest 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 hosting. The good thing here is that the webspace hosting packages offered by 'NTC Hosting' are powered by an in-house devised, cutting edge cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, webspace hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being served by a separate host of hosting servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting company on the Earth will have enormous predicaments with, since cPanel is a one-server based website hosting environment (each web hosting service, like email, databases, web hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, stats, etc., is being run on one single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel hosting distributors are not able to add extra functionality and manipulate it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they need to design their own file system), which is the foundation of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web page hosting accounts, which are driven by an authentic clustered site hosting system. With a shared webspace hosting plan, each customer pays just for his/her account, thus retaining the site hosting price really low (since a lot of clients share one and the same hosting server). In short, a shared hosting package, which is being served by a cloud webspace hosting platform, enables you to pay only for the reserves that you indeed require, refraining from a scenario where you pay for a feature-rich hosting plan that you cannot actually utilize, or for a basic webspace hosting plan that cannot shelter your web site. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with only 2 clicks gives you the flexibility to kick off with a basic package and upgrade as your web page grows. Hence, you save capital that you can expend on promoting the site while it is still new. Each web space hosting package furnished by 'NTC Hosting' arrives with an online web site builder and more than 40 widely used script-driven platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you hundreds of dollars for site design services. 'NTC Hosting' offers shared web hosting services in several different geographical regions around the Globe. There is one server farm in Chicago covering the United States of America and Canada; two European datacenters - in the UK and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific region. Hence, practically the whole World is covered to present you and your site's visitors with a stable and reliable website hosting service at a preferred location. Altogether, the shared hosting accounts supplied 'NTC Hosting' are quite well appointed and come at a very reasonable price (beginning from $4.95 for the Budget plan).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To clients with little to no experience, a VPS web hosting server may appear tough to administer. That's perhaps why 'NTC Hosting' also stores semi-dedicated servers in its main American datacenter in Chicago. Handling these accounts is comparable to administering a normal shared site hosting account through a site hosting Control Panel tool. They have all the features of a shared web page hosting account such as a free-of-charge web site building tool and a web app installation tool, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated web hosting account is many times larger than that of a shared site hosting plan. For example, the CPU power that can be used is about FIVE times as much as compared with the shared hosting accounts. When compared with a shared account, the quota of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted top-level domain name quota is a standard as well. The semi-dedicated web server hosting accounts do not include complete root access (we, at hamcanada.com, deem this a little weak point), but the benefit is that they are administered via the very same web space hosting CP interface as the shared web hosting packages. This hints that a recognizable GUI is available to all clients who do not have enough confidence to administer a VPS hosting server, yet are in need of more power and reserves than a virtual private web hosting server can deliver. This is so owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the reserves of the very same powerful first-class servers as the ones which accommodate the virtual web hosting server plans, however, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is quite small (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical server), whereas the virtual private web hosting servers can reach a much higher number (80 to 120 per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'NTC Hosting' can be defined as being amazingly inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), starting from $35.95 for the Pioneer plan.

Dedicated Web Servers

In hamcanada.com's opinion, huge web sites such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous web storefronts with 1000s of clients call for a much more powerful hosting platform. It seems that the guys from 'NTC Hosting' have arrived at the same conclusion too. To answer its users' needs, 'NTC Hosting' delivers an assortment of dedicated web servers that can handle millions of daily visits. That assessment is based on the hardware specifications the dedicated hosting servers ship with: multi-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, two thousand GB of storage space and Gigabit network interface cards will doubtlessly guarantee the quick and stable performance of any kind of site. According to 'NTC Hosting', the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more resource-requiring websites. We, from hamcanada.com, consider that all dedicated server specifications supplied by 'NTC Hosting' are also appropriate for establishing a hosting reseller business as each dedicated hosting server comes with free-of-charge invoice transaction software and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web hosting servers provided by 'NTC Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at hamcanada.com, think of this as a tiny downside, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly tax of $32.00 USD. So, if you demand help, the Managed Services upgrade offers an assortment of additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. An assortment of website hosting CP (CP) tools are offered with each of the servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (hamcanada.com's) forecast is that the outstanding point-and-click File Manager added in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel will probably render the use of any FTP client pointless. Our (hamcanada.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'NTC Hosting' don't appear to be very cheap (still the Hepsia CP and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will no doubt make you smile), commencing from $90.00 for the Gold 1 package.