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A review of NTC Hosting

We, at silentdisco.sg, have selected 'NTC Hosting' to be our present domain name and hosting provider. Hence we consider that this brief review of 'NTC Hosting' is probably going to be very helpful for other folks from all around the World who are searching for domain name and web hosting services. We say folks from all over the Globe, because the mere fact is that 'NTC Hosting' presently furnishes domain and hosting services in multiple datacenter sites: in America (Chicago, IL), in England (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering approximately the entire World. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could expect from 'NTC Hosting' in a nutshell:

Shared Webspace Hosting Plans

The initial thing we, at silentdisco.sg, have perceived is the low-cost prices of the shared hosting services provided 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 web space hosting accounts delivered by 'NTC Hosting' are driven by a custom built, innovative cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, CP, storage space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being tackled by an individual host of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting supplier in the World will have huge complications with, since cPanel is a single server based web site hosting platform (each hosting service, like email, databases, Control Panel, data storage, DNS, stats, etc., is being run on one single server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel web page hosting suppliers are not able to add additional functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file platform (they have to make their own file platform), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared web space hosting accounts, which are powered by a real clustered web hosting solution. With a shared website hosting account, each client pays solely for his/her plan, thus preserving the webspace hosting price really low (because lots of clients share the same web server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting package, which is hosted on a cloud website hosting solution, enables you to pay just for the resources that you indeed require, avoiding a scenario where you pay for a powerful website hosting account that you cannot actually utilize, or for a tiny website hosting plan that cannot host your site. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 clicks grants you the flexibility to commence with a low-end plan and upgrade as your site expands. Thus, you spare capital that you can spend on publicizing the web page while it is still brand new. Each and every web hosting account furnished by 'NTC Hosting' boasts an online web site builder and more than 40 popular script-driven software platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you hundreds of dollars for web site design solutions. 'NTC Hosting' distributes shared web space hosting plans in several different regions across the World. There is one data center facility in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; two European datacenters - in Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific region. Thus, approximately the entire Globe is covered to provide you and your web site's visitors with a stable and reliable webspace hosting service at a preferred location. As a whole, the shared hosting packages delivered 'NTC Hosting' are quite well stocked and come at a low-cost price (beginning from $4.95 for the Budget package).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To users with little to no experience, a private virtual web server may seem hard to manage. That's perhaps why 'NTC Hosting' also keeps semi-dedicated hosting servers in its main American data center in Chicago. Administering these packages is similar to managing a regular shared web page hosting plan via a web space hosting Control Panel tool. They have all the features of a shared plan such as a free site builder and a web application installer, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated server web hosting package is many times greater than that of a shared website hosting account. For example, the CPU power that can be utilized is almost 5 times as much as compared with the shared web page hosting plans. When compared with a shared web page hosting plan, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is great: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted Top-Level Domain allowance is a standard too. The semi-dedicated server web hosting accounts do not come with full server root privileges (we, at silentdisco.sg, consider this a small negative point), but the plus is that they are administered through the same web space hosting Control Panel GUI as the shared website hosting plans. This suggests that a known graphical environment is available to all customers who are not self-confident enough to administer a private virtual web hosting server, but at the same time need more power and features than a virtual web hosting server can provide them with. This is like that because of the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the system resources of the same powerful high-class web servers as the ones which host the private virtual server web hosting accounts, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is quite small (somewhere between twenty to thirty per physical server), whereas the private virtual servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'NTC Hosting' can be branded as being very inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $35.95 for the Pioneer plan.

Dedicated Web Servers

According to silentdisco.sg, large web sites such as social networks, community and business portals or famous web storefronts with 1000s of clients demand a much more powerful site hosting environment. It seems that the folks from 'NTC Hosting' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To satisfy its clients' requirements, 'NTC Hosting' offers a selection of dedicated web hosting servers that can tackle millions of daily hits. That estimation rests on the hardware configurations the dedicated web servers boast: many-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, two thousand gigabytes of web space and Gigabit network interface cards will no doubt ensure the quick and steady work of any type of web site. According to 'NTC Hosting', the primary hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding web sites. We, from silentdisco.sg, deem that all dedicated server specs delivered by 'NTC Hosting' are also suitable for setting up a hosting reseller business as each and every web hosting server arrives with free invoicing transaction software platform and a bonus domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web servers supplied by 'NTC Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at silentdisco.sg, count this as a slight disadvantage, which can be amended by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you demand assistance, the Managed Services upgrade provides a bouquet of additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, web server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A number of web hosting CP (CP) GUIs are offered with each of the servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (silentdisco.sg's) prognosis is that the magnificent point-and-click File Manager added in the Hepsia site hosting CP will perhaps render the use of any FTP client futile. Our (silentdisco.sg's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers furnished by 'NTC Hosting' don't appear to be very affordably priced (yet the Hepsia webspace hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will undoubtedly make you smile), beginning from $40.00 for the Gold 1 plan.