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An assessment of NTC Hosting

We, at activity-ireland.com, have selected 'NTC Hosting' to be our present domain name and hosting supplier. This is why we presume that this short assessment of 'NTC Hosting' is perhaps going to be very helpful for other individuals from all around the World in search for domain name and web hosting services. We say individuals from all around the Globe, because the mere fact is that 'NTC Hosting' presently delivers domain and hosting services in several server farm sites: in North America (Chicago, IL), in the UK (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thereby, embracing almost the whole planet. At least from the point of view of the Internet. So, here is what you could expect from 'NTC Hosting' in brief:

Shared Web Hosting Solutions

The initial detail we, at activity-ireland.com, have discerned is the cheap prices of the shared web space 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 website hosting accounts delivered by 'NTC Hosting' are powered by a custom invented, cutting edge cloud web hosting solution (each hosting service, like electronic mail, databases, web site hosting Control Panel, web space, DNS, statistics, and so on, is being run on a separate set of web servers in a cluster). This is a circumstance ANY cPanel web hosting distributor on the Globe will have great problems with, since cPanel is a single server based webspace hosting platform (each hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, hosting CP, disk storage, DNS, statistics, etc., runs on a single server), cPanel is not open source (hence the cPanel site hosting firms are not able to add new functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file system (they must create their own file system), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared website hosting plans, which are powered by an actual clustered web page hosting platform. With a shared web site hosting plan, each customer pays solely for his/her account, thus keeping the site hosting price really low (because numerous clients are located on the same web hosting server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting account, which is hosted on a cloud site hosting solution, permits you to pay solely for the resources that you indeed demand, averting a scenario where you pay for a powerful web space hosting plan that you cannot really utilize, or for a small web hosting plan that cannot handle your web page. The option to upgrade your account from one package to another with only two clicks of the mouse gives you the flexibility to kick off with a basic package and upgrade as your online presence grows. Hence, you spare cash that you can spend on promoting the web site while it is still new. Each web hosting plan delivered by 'NTC Hosting' boasts an online web site building tool and over 40 widely used script software platforms among them WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will economize you 100s of dollars for website design services. 'NTC Hosting' distributes shared web page hosting accounts in several different countries across the World. There is one datacenter in Chicago covering the US and Canada; 2 European datacenters - in Great Britain and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which covers the Asia-Pacific. That way, almost the whole planet is encompassed to supply you and your web page's visitors with a steady and dependable web hosting solution at a nearby location. Altogether, the shared hosting services delivered 'NTC Hosting' are very well equipped and come at a good price (beginning from $4.95 for the Budget package).

Semi-dedicated Hosting Servers

To users with little or no practice, a VPS server may appear difficult to manage. That's perhaps why 'NTC Hosting' also offers semi-dedicated web servers in its principal North American data center facility in Chicago. Handling these plans is comparable to managing a regular shared site hosting account via a webspace hosting Control Panel user interface. They have all the specs of a shared web page hosting account such as a free-of-cost website building tool and a web app installation tool, but the amount of system resources provided by a semi-dedicated web server package is many times larger than that of a shared web site hosting package. For example, the central processing unit power that can be used is about 5 times as much as compared with the shared website hosting accounts. When juxtaposed to a shared hosting plan, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is big: 90 000 / hour. An unlimited hosted Top-Level Domain allowance is a standard as well. The semi-dedicated web server accounts do not arrive with full root-level access (we, at activity-ireland.com, deem this a minor defect), but the plus is that they are administered via the same web site hosting CP tool as the shared hosting plans. This signifies that a recognizable graphical user interface is offered to all users who do not feel confident enough to manage a virtual private hosting server, yet require more power and reserves than a private virtual server can furnish them with. This is like that because of the fact that the semi-dedicated web hosting servers share the reserves of the same powerful first-class web hosting servers as the ones which host the virtual private hosting server accounts, yet, the number of the semi-dedicated servers is very small (somewhere between 20 to 30 per server), while the virtual hosting servers can reach a much higher number (eighty to one hundred and twenty per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers delivered by 'NTC Hosting' can be labeled as being amazingly cheap (as far as price is concerned), commencing from $35.95 for the Pioneer package.

Dedicated Web Hosting Servers

According to activity-ireland.com, enormous sites such as social networks, community and business web portals or popular web storefronts with 1000s of clients need a much more powerful webspace hosting solution. It seems that the chaps from 'NTC Hosting' have reached the same conclusion as well. To meet its clients' requirements, 'NTC Hosting' offers a number of dedicated web servers that can cope with millions of daily visits. That evaluation rests on the hardware specifications the dedicated servers ship with: multi-core processors, up to 4 GB of RAM, 2000 GB of storage space and Gigabit network interface cards will undoubtedly ensure the fast and stable performance of any type of web site. In 'NTC Hosting's opinion, the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring sites. We, from activity-ireland.com, think that all dedicated server configurations provided by 'NTC Hosting' are also suitable for setting up a hosting reseller business as every web server comes with free-of-charge billing software platform and a free-of-charge domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated web hosting servers delivered by 'NTC Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at activity-ireland.com, consider this a small downside, which can be adjusted by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of assistance, the Managed Services upgrade includes a selection of supplementary services such as a regular 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 (activity-ireland.com's) prediction is that the exceptional drag-and-drop File Manager added in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel will possibly make the use of any File Transfer Protocol client useless. Our (activity-ireland.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'NTC Hosting' don't seem to be very inexpensive (still the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and the unlimited hosted domain name allowance will beyond doubt make you smile), beginning from $90.00 for the Gold 1 package.