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A survey of NTC Hosting

We, at mercanteexpress.com, have selected 'NTC Hosting' to be our current domain name and web hosting vendor. This is why we anticipate that this brief evaluation of 'NTC Hosting' is perhaps going to be very useful for other people from all over the World in search for domain name and web hosting solutions. We say people from all over the World, since the simple truth is that 'NTC Hosting' presently supplies domain and hosting services in several server farm sites: in North America (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, covering virtually the whole World. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could expect from 'NTC Hosting' in a nutshell:

Shared Website Hosting Plans

The first thing we, at mercanteexpress.com, have noted is the cut-rate prices of the shared web page hosting services supplied by 'NTC Hosting'. Shared doesn't sound very well, does it? Well, that's what it is called: shared web hosting. The good news here is that the web page hosting plans delivered by 'NTC Hosting' are powered by a custom created, cutting edge cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, such as email, databases, web site hosting CP, disk space, DNS, stats, etc., is being tackled by a different group of hosting servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting supplier in the World will have mammoth troubles with, since cPanel is a single server based web page hosting platform (each hosting service, like mail, databases, web page hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, stats, and so on, is being tackled by one single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel-based site hosting companies are not able to add new functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they must develop their own file system), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's get back to the shared hosting accounts, which are driven by a real clustered website hosting system. With a shared site hosting plan, each customer pays only for his/her plan, thus maintaining the hosting price really low (since a lot of clients are hosted on the same server). In a few words, a shared hosting plan, which runs on a clustered website hosting system, allows you to pay just for the reserves that you indeed require, averting a scenario where you pay for an advanced website hosting account that you cannot truly use, or for a small site hosting plan that cannot accommodate your web page. The ability to upgrade your account from one package to another with just two clicks gives you the flexibility to commence with a low-end package and upgrade as your web page expands. In this way, you spare funds that you can expend on publicizing the web page while it is still new. Each web page hosting package offered by 'NTC Hosting' arrives with an online web site building tool and more than forty widely used script-driven platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you 100s of dollars for web site design solutions. 'NTC Hosting' distributes shared web site hosting services in a number of different countries across the World. There is one datacenter facility in Chicago covering the United States and Canada; two European data center facilities - in the UK and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia Pacific region. Thus, practically the whole Earth is encompassed to provide you and your visitors with a stable and reliable website hosting service at a desired place. On the whole, the shared hosting solutions offered '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 or no experience, a private virtual web hosting server may seem tough to administer. That's perhaps why 'NTC Hosting' also keeps semi-dedicated web servers in its main US server farm facility in Chicago. Administering these plans is comparable to handling a conventional shared package via a web page hosting CP tool. They have all the features of a shared web site hosting account such as a free web site building tool and a script installer, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated web server account is many times greater than that of a shared web site hosting plan. For example, the CPU power that can be used is almost 5 times as much as compared with the shared web page hosting plans. When contrasted with a shared web page hosting package, the quota of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is enormous: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted domain allowance is a rule as well. The semi-dedicated packages do not arrive with full root access (we, at mercanteexpress.com, count this as a small defect), but the benefit is that they are managed via the very same CP GUI as the shared webspace hosting plans. This implies that a known graphical environment is offered to all clients who do not have enough self-condifence to handle a private virtual web server, but at the same time demand more power and reserves than a VPS web hosting server can furnish them with. This is like that because the semi-dedicated servers share the system resources of the very same powerful ultramodern servers as the ones which accommodate the virtual hosting server accounts, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is very small (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical machine), whereas the virtual private web hosting servers can reach a much greater number (eighty to 120 per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers furnished by 'NTC Hosting' can be labeled as being very cheap (as far as cost is concerned), starting from $35.95 for the Pioneer plan.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

In mercanteexpress.com's opinion, big websites such as social networks, community and corporate portals or famous online storefronts with 1000s of customers demand a much more powerful web site hosting solution. It appears that the folks from 'NTC Hosting' have drawn the same conclusion as well. To answer its customers' requirements, 'NTC Hosting' delivers a collection of dedicated web servers that can handle millions of daily hits. That estimate stands on the hardware configurations the dedicated hosting servers are offering: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, 2000 GB of data storage and Gigabit network interface cards will doubtlessly guarantee the fast and stable performance of any type of web site. According to 'NTC Hosting', the primary hardware specs can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring websites. We, from mercanteexpress.com, consider that all dedicated server packages offered by 'NTC Hosting' are also suitable for commencing a hosting reseller business as every dedicated server arrives with free-of-charge invoice transaction software and a free-of-cost domain reseller account. Unfortunately, the dedicated web hosting servers provided by 'NTC Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at mercanteexpress.com, think that this is a slight problem, which can be amended by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you need backing, the Managed Services upgrade offers a number of extra services such as a routine backup, software installation, dedicated web hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A handful of Control Panel (CP) user interfaces are available with each of the dedicated web servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (mercanteexpress.com's) prediction is that the remarkable point-and-click File Manager added in the Hepsia site hosting CP will perhaps make the use of any FTP client useless. Our (mercanteexpress.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers provided by 'NTC Hosting' don't appear to be very inexpensive (yet the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and the unmetered hosted domain name allowance will no doubt make you smile), beginning from $40.00 for the Gold 1 package.