112plumbing.com

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An evaluation of NTC Hosting

We, at 112plumbing.com, have chosen 'NTC Hosting' to be our current domain name and web hosting vendor. Therefore we anticipate that this short assessment of 'NTC Hosting' is probably going to be very helpful for other folks from all around the Globe who are searching for domain name and web hosting services. We state folks from all over the Globe, because the simple fact is that 'NTC Hosting' currently furnishes domain and hosting services in multiple datacenter facility locations: in America (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Sweden (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, encompassing almost the whole planet. At least as far as the World Wide Web is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'NTC Hosting' in short:

Shared Web Site Hosting Solutions

The initial thing we, at 112plumbing.com, have noticed is the budget prices of the shared webspace hosting solutions supplied by 'NTC Hosting'. Shared doesn't seem very good, does it? Well, that's what it is referred to as: shared hosting. The good thing here is that the web page hosting plans provided by 'NTC Hosting' are powered by a custom built, futuristic cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, like email, databases, Control Panel, storage space, DNS, stats, and so on, is being served by an independent set of web servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting company on the Earth will have colossal problems with, since cPanel is a one-server based web site hosting platform (each web hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, web hosting Control Panel, disk storage, DNS, statistics, etc., is being served by one single hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel web site hosting firms are unable to include extra functionality and handle it the way they want it) and there is no open source file system (they must design their own file system), which is at the heart of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web page hosting accounts, which are powered by a real clustered hosting platform. With a shared package, each customer pays just for his/her plan, thus maintaining the web site hosting price amazingly low (because many clients utilize one and the same web hosting server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting package, which is hosted on a clustered web hosting platform, allows you to pay only for the reserves that you really demand, averting a situation where you pay for a high-end hosting package that you cannot truly utilize, or for a basic web page hosting account that cannot handle your web page. The option to upgrade your account from one plan to another with just 2 mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to commence with a small package and upgrade as your site expands. So, you spare money that you can expend on publicizing the website while it is still brand new. Every web site hosting plan furnished by 'NTC Hosting' includes an online site building tool and over 40 popular script-driven software applications like WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you hundreds of dollars for site design services. 'NTC Hosting' delivers shared web hosting packages in several different geographical regions around the World. There is one server farm facility in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; 2 European server farm facilities - in England and in Sweden; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific. That way, virtually the entire Earth is encompassed to provide you and your web page's visitors with a steady and reliable web hosting solution at a convenient place. Altogether, the shared hosting accounts supplied 'NTC Hosting' are quite well equipped and come at a very inexpensive price (starting from $4.95 for the Budget plan).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To customers with little to no practice, a virtual private hosting server may appear tough to administer. That's perhaps why 'NTC Hosting' also offers semi-dedicated web servers in its principal American server farm facility in Chicago. Handling these packages is comparable to handling a normal shared web hosting plan through a Control Panel tool. They have all the specs of a shared web hosting plan such as a fee-free website builder and a web app installation tool, but the amount of system resources offered by a semi-dedicated hosting plan is many times larger than that of a shared site hosting account. For instance, the central processing unit power that can be used is about 5 times as much as compared with the shared web space hosting accounts. When compared to a shared plan, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting plans is great: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted TLD allowance is a pattern too. The semi-dedicated hosting server accounts do not offer root-level access (we, at 112plumbing.com, regard this as a tiny inconvenience), but the plus is that they are administered via the very same web space hosting Control Panel user interface as the shared web site hosting packages. This goes to say that a user-friendly graphical interface is available to all clients who are not confident enough to administer a private virtual web server, but at the same time are in need of more power and reserves than a private virtual web hosting server can give them. This is like that due to the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the resources of the same powerful high-class web hosting servers as the ones which host the VPS server hosting packages, however, the number of the semi-dedicated hosting servers is quite low (somewhere between 20 to 30 per server), while the private virtual hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (80 to 120 per server). Having that information in mind, the semi-dedicated servers supplied by 'NTC Hosting' can be classified as being quite inexpensive (as far as price is concerned), starting from $35.95 for the Pioneer package.

Dedicated Hosting Servers

According to 112plumbing.com, enormous web sites such as social networks, community and business web portals or famous web shops with thousands of customers require a much more powerful web page hosting environment. It appears that the fellows from 'NTC Hosting' have arrived at the same conclusion as well. To fulfil its users' expectations, 'NTC Hosting' supplies a number of dedicated servers that can handle millions of daily visits. That assessment rests on the hardware specs the dedicated servers come with: Dual and Quad-core processors, up to four GB of RAM, 2000 gigabytes of disk space and Gigabit NICs will definitely ensure the fast and stable performance of any kind of web site. According to 'NTC Hosting', the primary hardware specifications can be upgraded for more system resource-demanding websites. We, from 112plumbing.com, deem that all dedicated server packages offered by 'NTC Hosting' are also suitable for commencing a hosting reseller business as each hosting server offers free-of-charge billing transaction software platform and a fee-free domain reseller account. Unlickily, the dedicated hosting servers furnished by 'NTC Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at 112plumbing.com, deem this a minor weak point, which can be rectified by paying a monthly fee which amounts to $32.00 USD. So, if you are in need of backing, the Managed Services upgrade offers a few additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, hosting server surveillance and troubleshooting procedures. A handful of hosting Control Panel (CP) user interfaces are available with each of the web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (112plumbing.com's) forecast is that the superb point-and-click File Manager offered by the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel will perhaps render the use of any FTP software program pointless. Our (112plumbing.com's) inference is that the dedicated servers supplied by 'NTC Hosting' don't seem to be very low priced (still the Hepsia web space hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain name quotas will doubtlessly make you smile), commencing from $65.00 for the Gold 1 package.