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A review of NTC Hosting

We, at, have chosen 'NTC Hosting' to be our current domain name and hosting vendor. Hence we suppose that this succinct evaluation of 'NTC Hosting' is perchance going to be very helpful for other folks from all over the Globe in need of domain name and web hosting solutions. We say folks from all around the Globe, because the simple truth is that 'NTC Hosting' currently provides domain and hosting services in several data center locations: in North America (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). That way, covering almost 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 Hosting Plans

The first thing we, at, have seen is the reasonable prices of the shared site hosting services supplied 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 plans furnished by 'NTC Hosting' are driven by a custom built, leading edge cloud web hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as mail, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, disk space, DNS, stats, etc., is being served by an independent pack of web hosting servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting firm on the Earth will have considerable troubles with, because cPanel is a one single server based web hosting platform (each hosting service, such as mail, databases, Control Panel, web space, DNS, statistics, etc., runs on one single server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel-based web hosting corporations are not able to include additional functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they must design their own file system), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's go back to the shared webspace hosting accounts, which are driven by a genuine cloud web space hosting platform. With a shared account, each client pays only for his/her account, thus keeping the web space hosting price amazingly low (since plenty of users are located on one and the same web server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting package, which is hosted on a clustered web site hosting solution, permits you to pay solely for the resources that you actually demand, evading a scenario where you pay for a feature-rich web hosting account that you cannot truly use, or for a low-end website hosting package that cannot accommodate your website. The possibility to upgrade your account from one plan to another with only two clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to commence with a basic plan and upgrade as your site grows. Hence, you economize money that you can expend on publicizing the web site while it is still new. Every web site hosting plan offered by 'NTC Hosting' offers an online site building tool and over 40 widely used script-driven software applications like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for site design solutions. 'NTC Hosting' supplies shared hosting plans in several different regions across the Globe. There is one datacenter in Chicago covering the United States of America and Canada; 2 European server farms - in the United Kingdom and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific region. Thus, approximately the whole Earth is encompassed to provide you and your visitors with a steady and reliable site hosting solution at a desired place. Altogether, the shared hosting accounts supplied 'NTC Hosting' are quite well equipped and are available at a very attractive price (beginning from $4.95 for the Budget plan).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To people with little or no experience, a VPS server may seem tough to administer. That's probably why 'NTC Hosting' also houses semi-dedicated web servers in its main United States datacenter in Chicago. Administering these packages is similar to administering a regular shared plan through a web page hosting CP GUI. They have all the functionalities of a shared web space hosting account such as a free website building tool and a web app installation tool, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated web server package is many times greater than that of a shared web page hosting package. For example, the central processing unit power that can be used is nearly 5 times as much as compared to the shared website hosting accounts. When matched against a shared webspace hosting plan, the number of database queries included within the semi-dedicated hosting packages is huge: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted TLD quota is a trend too. The semi-dedicated server plans do not arrive with root-level access (we, at, consider this a small minus), but the benefit is that they are administered through the same webspace hosting Control Panel interface as the shared web hosting packages. This indicates that a well-known graphical user interface is accessible by all clients who do not have enough confidence to manage a private virtual web hosting server, yet demand more power and supplies than a private virtual web hosting server can deliver. This is like that because the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the reserves of the same powerful top-class hosting servers as the ones which host the VPS server packages, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is very low (somewhere between 20 to thirty per physical server), while the VPS servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to 120 per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'NTC Hosting' can be labeled as being very cheap (as far as price is concerned), beginning from $35.95 for the Pioneer plan.

Dedicated Web Servers

In's opinion, huge websites such as social networks, community and business web portals or popular web stores with 1000s of clients call for a much more powerful hosting solution. It seems that the fellows from 'NTC Hosting' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To meet its users' needs, 'NTC Hosting' delivers a selection of dedicated servers that can tackle millions of daily hits. That estimate rests on the hardware specifications the web hosting servers sport: multi-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, 2000 GB of storage space and Gigabit NICs will doubtlessly ensure the quick and stable work of any kind of site. In 'NTC Hosting's opinion, the original hardware specs can be upgraded for more resource-requiring websites. We, from, believe that all dedicated server plans provided by 'NTC Hosting' are also suitable for initiating a hosting reseller business as each server ships with free billing software platform and a free-of-cost domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web hosting servers furnished by 'NTC Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at, deem this a small weakness, which can be corrected by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you require support, the Managed Services upgrade offers various additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A handful of web hosting Control Panel (CP) GUIs are offered with each of the dedicated web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our ('s) prediction is that the superb point-and-click File Manager added in the Hepsia web hosting CP will probably make the utilization of any File Transfer Protocol software futile. Our ('s) inference is that the dedicated servers offered by 'NTC Hosting' don't appear to be very affordably priced (yet the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain name quotas will undoubtedly make you smile), starting from $40.00 for the Gold 1 plan.