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An assessment of NTC Hosting

We, at ecard247.com, have selected 'NTC Hosting' to be our current domain name and web hosting vendor. Therefore we suppose that this succinct assessment of 'NTC Hosting' is maybe going to be very helpful for other people from all around the Globe who need domain name and web hosting solutions. We say folks from all over the Globe, because the simple truth is that 'NTC Hosting' currently furnishes domain and hosting services in numerous datacenter locations: in North America (Chicago, IL), in Britain (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, covering virtually the whole World. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'NTC Hosting' in a nutshell:

Shared Hosting Services

The first thing we, at ecard247.com, have seen is the affordable prices of the shared hosting plans furnished by 'NTC Hosting'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the web space hosting plans furnished by 'NTC Hosting' are powered by an in-house built, futuristic cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, Control Panel, disk space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being served by an individual stack of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is something EVERY cPanel web hosting corporation on the Earth will have big problems with, since cPanel is a one single server based web page hosting environment (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, website hosting CP, storage space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being handled by one and the same hosting server), cPanel is not open source (that is why the cPanel-based website hosting firms are unable to include new functionality and manipulate it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they must develop their own file platform), which is the premise of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared web page hosting accounts, which are driven by an actual clustered web site hosting system. With a shared web site hosting plan, each client pays solely for his/her account, thus preserving the webspace hosting price amazingly low (since numerous clients use one and the same hosting server). To cut a long story short, a shared hosting package, which is hosted on a cloud web space hosting system, allows you to pay only for the reserves that you really require, avoiding a situation where you pay for a high-end web hosting plan that you cannot really use, or for a low-end webspace hosting package that cannot host your site. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 clicks of the mouse grants you the flexibility to kick off with a low-end package and upgrade as your Internet presence expands. Thus, you save capital that you can invest in promoting the website while it is still novel. Each web hosting package provided by 'NTC Hosting' comprises an online website building tool and more than 40 popular script-driven software applications like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you hundreds of dollars for web page design services. 'NTC Hosting' supplies shared web space hosting accounts in a number of different countries around the Globe. There is one data center facility in Chicago covering the USA and Canada; 2 European datacenters - in the United Kingdom and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia Pacific. In this way, practically the entire Globe is encompassed to supply you and your web site's visitors with a steady and dependable webspace hosting service at a preferred place. Altogether, the shared hosting solutions provided 'NTC Hosting' are very well appointed and are available at an attractive price (starting from $4.95 for the Budget plan).

Semi-dedicated Web Servers

To users with little to no experience, a virtual private hosting server may seem hard to handle. That's probably why 'NTC Hosting' also stores semi-dedicated web servers in its principal United States data center in Chicago. Handling these plans is comparable to administering a standard shared web hosting package via a website hosting Control Panel interface. They have all the features of a shared web page hosting package such as a free-of-cost site building tool and a PHP script installer, but the system resource quota typical of a semi-dedicated hosting server package is many times greater than that of a shared web site hosting package. For instance, the CPU power that can be utilized is nearly FIVE times as much as compared to the shared web site hosting accounts. When compared to a shared web site hosting account, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is big: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain allowance is a standard too. The semi-dedicated server packages do not arrive with complete root-level access (we, at ecard247.com, think that this is a minor inconvenience), but the plus is that they are managed through the very same web hosting CP interface as the shared web page hosting packages. This indicates that a recognizable graphical interface is available to all customers who do not feel self-confident enough to manage a private virtual hosting server, but at the same time demand more power and supplies than a virtual web server can give them. This is so owing to the fact that the semi-dedicated hosting servers share the resources of the very same powerful high-class web hosting servers as the ones which host the virtual private web server hosting packages, however, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very small (somewhere between twenty to thirty per server), whereas the private virtual servers can reach a much higher number (80 to a hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers offered by 'NTC Hosting' can be dubbed as being amazingly inexpensive (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from $35.95 for the Pioneer plan.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

According to ecard247.com, enormous web pages such as social networks, community and business portals or famous web shops with 1000s of clients require a much more powerful web page hosting environment. It seems that the fellows from 'NTC Hosting' have come to the same conclusion as well. To meet its clients' anticipations, 'NTC Hosting' delivers a bouquet of dedicated web hosting servers that can handle millions of daily visits. That estimate is based on the hardware specifications the dedicated servers boast: many-core processors, up to 4 gigabytes of RAM, 2000 GB of storage space and Gigabit network cards will doubtlessly guarantee the quick and steady performance of any sort of site. According to 'NTC Hosting', the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more resource-requiring web sites. We, from ecard247.com, consider that all dedicated server specs provided by 'NTC Hosting' are also suitable for commencing a hosting reseller business as every dedicated web hosting server ships with free-of-cost billing transaction software and a bonus domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web servers supplied by 'NTC Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at ecard247.com, think that this is a minor minus, which can be righted by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you require assistance, the Managed Services upgrade includes a few extra services such as a regular backup, software installation, dedicated hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A selection of web hosting Control Panel (CP) tools are available with each of the web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (ecard247.com's) forecast is that the excellent point and click File Manager available in the Hepsia web site hosting CP will possibly render the use of any FTP software futile. Our (ecard247.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers delivered by 'NTC Hosting' don't seem to be very inexpensive (yet the Hepsia CP and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will definitely make you smile), commencing from $40.00 for the Gold 1 plan.