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An evaluation of NTC Hosting

We, at alasia.gr, have picked 'NTC Hosting' to be our current domain name and hosting vendor. Therefore we consider that this concise review of 'NTC Hosting' is probably going to be very helpful for other individuals from all around the World who are looking for domain name and web hosting services. We say individuals from all around the World, because the simple truth is that 'NTC Hosting' presently provides domain and hosting services in numerous data center facility sites: in North America (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, covering practically the whole planet. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'NTC Hosting' in brief:

Shared Web Space Hosting Accounts

The initial thing we, at alasia.gr, have discerned is the inexpensive prices of the shared site hosting accounts 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 news here is that the webspace hosting plans offered by 'NTC Hosting' are driven by an in-house invented, cutting edge cloud web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as email, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, storage space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being handled by an individual host of web servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting vendor on the Globe will have colossal complications with, because cPanel is a single server based web site hosting platform (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, website hosting CP, web space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being run on one and the same web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based web page hosting providers are not able to add additional functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they need to build their own file system), which is the basis of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared hosting accounts, which are powered by a real clustered webspace hosting system. With a shared webspace hosting account, each client pays just for his/her plan, thus retaining the website hosting price very low (because plenty of customers use the same hosting server). In brief, a shared hosting package, which is hosted on a cloud site hosting system, permits you to pay only for the resources that you indeed need, precluding a situation where you pay for a high-end hosting package that you cannot truly utilize, or for a low-end web page hosting package that cannot accommodate your web page. The possibility to upgrade your account from one package to another with only two clicks gives you the flexibility to begin with a tiny plan and upgrade as your web page grows. Hence, you economize capital that you can spend on promoting the web page while it is still novel. Each and every web site hosting plan provided by 'NTC Hosting' contains an online website building tool and more than 40 popular script software applications like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will save you hundreds of dollars for web page design services. 'NTC Hosting' distributes shared web page hosting solutions in several different regions around the World. There is one server farm facility in Chicago encompassing the US and Canada; two European data center facilities - in England and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific region. Thus, approximately the entire planet is encompassed to supply you and your website's visitors with a steady and fast website hosting solution at a desired place. On the whole, the shared hosting packages supplied 'NTC Hosting' are really well stocked and come at an affordable price (starting from $4.95 for the Budget package).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To users with little or no practice, a VPS web server may appear hard to administer. That's perhaps why 'NTC Hosting' also offers semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its principal North American data center in Chicago. Administering these packages is comparable to administering a normal shared web space hosting package through a web page hosting CP user interface. They have all the specs of a shared webspace hosting package such as a free-of-charge website builder and a script installation tool, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated web server hosting plan is many times greater than that of a shared web site hosting account. For example, the central processing unit power that can be used is almost FIVE times as much as compared to the shared hosting plans. When juxtaposed to a shared web hosting account, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is big: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted TLD allowance is a pattern as well. The semi-dedicated web server accounts do not offer complete root access (we, at alasia.gr, deem this a minor problem), but the good point is that they are managed via the very same hosting CP user interface as the shared website hosting packages. This suggests that a well-known graphical environment is offered to all customers who are not confident enough to manage a virtual private hosting server, yet need more power and supplies than a VPS server can bestow on them. This is like that owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated servers share the system resources of the very same powerful high-end hosting servers as the ones which host the virtual private hosting server accounts, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web hosting servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per server), whereas the virtual web servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to one hundred and twenty per physical machine). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'NTC Hosting' can be defined as being amazingly cheap (as far as cost is concerned), commencing from $35.95 for the Pioneer package.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

According to alasia.gr, enormous web pages such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous online storefronts with 1000s of clients need a much more powerful web site hosting environment. It seems that the fellows from 'NTC Hosting' have come to the same conclusion too. To meet its clients' requirements, 'NTC Hosting' supplies a bouquet of dedicated web hosting servers that can tackle millions of daily visits. That estimation stands on the hardware configurations the dedicated web hosting servers ship with: many-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, 2000 GB of disk space and Gigabit network interface cards will beyond doubt guarantee the quick and stable performance of any kind of web site. In 'NTC Hosting's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding sites. We, from alasia.gr, deem that all dedicated server specifications offered by 'NTC Hosting' are also appropriate for commencing a hosting reseller business as each web hosting server offers free invoicing transaction software and a cost-free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web hosting servers delivered by 'NTC Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at alasia.gr, count this as a small negative point, which can be corrected by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you demand backing, the Managed Services upgrade offers a handful of additional services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. An assortment of web hosting CP (CP) GUIs are available with each of the web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (alasia.gr's) forecast is that the exceptional point and click File Manager available in the Hepsia web hosting CP will possibly render the recourse to any FTP software program pointless. Our (alasia.gr's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'NTC Hosting' don't appear to be very inexpensive (yet the Hepsia web page hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain quotas will doubtlessly make you smile), commencing from $65.00 for the Gold 1 plan.