idrapido.com

operated by 'NTC Hosting'

An assessment of NTC Hosting

We, at idrapido.com, have chosen 'NTC Hosting' to be our current domain and web hosting supplier. Hence we presume that this brief review of 'NTC Hosting' is probably going to be quite helpful for other people from all over the World who need domain name and web hosting solutions. We say individuals from all over the Globe, because the simple fact is that 'NTC Hosting' presently provides domain and hosting services in several datacenter sites: in the United States (Chicago, IL), in the United Kingdom (Maidenhead, 20 miles outside London), in Scandinavia (Stockholm) and in Australia (Sydney). Thus, covering nearly the whole Globe. At least as far as the Internet is concerned. So, here is what you could anticipate from 'NTC Hosting' in short:

Shared Web Hosting Plans

The initial detail we, at idrapido.com, have discerned is the cut-rate prices of the shared site hosting services furnished 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 accounts supplied by 'NTC Hosting' are driven by a custom developed, avant-garde cloud web hosting solution (each web hosting service, like mail, databases, hosting CP, disk space, DNS, statistics, and so on, runs on an individual set of servers in a cluster). This is something ANY cPanel web hosting provider on the Earth will have great troubles with, since cPanel is a one-server based hosting environment (each web hosting service, such as electronic mail, databases, webspace hosting Control Panel, data storage, DNS, statistics, and so on, runs on a single web hosting server), cPanel is not open source (therefore the cPanel web space hosting vendors cannot add additional functionality and handle it the way they need it) and there is no open source file platform (they need to create their own file system), which is the precondition of any cloud web hosting service. Let's return to the shared web hosting packages, which are powered by a genuine clustered webspace hosting solution. With a shared webspace hosting plan, each customer pays solely for his/her package, thus retaining the webspace hosting price amazingly low (because lots of users use one and the same server). In a nutshell, a shared hosting package, which is being served by a clustered web page hosting solution, permits you to pay solely for the reserves that you actually require, refraining from a situation where you pay for an advanced web page hosting account that you cannot actually use, or for a tiny website hosting plan that cannot accommodate your web page. The option to upgrade your account from one package to another with just 2 mouse clicks gives you the flexibility to commence with a small package and upgrade as your online presence grows. In this way, you economize capital that you can expend on publicizing the web page while it is still new. Each site hosting plan offered by 'NTC Hosting' arrives with an online website builder and more than 40 popular script-driven software platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart and Moodle that will spare you hundreds of dollars for web site design services. 'NTC Hosting' delivers shared hosting plans in a number of different geographical regions around the Globe. There is one server farm in Chicago encompassing the USA and Canada; 2 European server farms - in Britain and in Scandinavia; and another one in Australia, which encompasses the Asia-Pacific region. In this way, almost the whole World is encompassed to supply you and your visitors with a steady and reliable site hosting solution at a convenient place. Altogether, the shared hosting services offered 'NTC Hosting' are very well equipped and come at a very attractive price (beginning from $4.95 for the Budget plan).

Semi-dedicated Servers

To clients with little to no practice, a virtual private web hosting server may appear problematic to administer. That's probably why 'NTC Hosting' also keeps semi-dedicated web hosting servers in its main United States data center in Chicago. Handling these accounts is comparable to administering a conventional shared web space hosting plan through a web page hosting Control Panel tool. They have all the specs of a shared web space hosting package such as a free-of-charge website builder and a script installer, but the system resource quota provided by a semi-dedicated package is many times greater than that of a shared web hosting package. For example, the CPU power that can be utilized is almost FIVE times as much as compared with the shared web space hosting packages. When juxtaposed to a shared website hosting account, the number of database queries added within the semi-dedicated hosting accounts is vast: 90 000 / hour. An unmetered hosted Top-Level Domain quota is a rule too. The semi-dedicated server hosting accounts do not offer full root access (we, at idrapido.com, think of this as a tiny disadvantage), but the good point is that they are administered through the same webspace hosting Control Panel tool as the shared accounts. This suggests that a known graphical environment is offered to all users who are not confident enough to handle a virtual hosting server, but at the same time are in need of more power and system resources than a private virtual web hosting server can confer to them. This is so due to the fact that the semi-dedicated web servers share the reserves of the very same powerful hyper-advanced web hosting servers as the ones which host the virtual private web hosting server plans, still, the number of the semi-dedicated web servers is quite small (somewhere between 20 to 30 per physical server), whereas the virtual web hosting servers can reach a much bigger number (eighty to 120 per physical server). Having that info in mind, the semi-dedicated servers provided by 'NTC Hosting' can be branded as being quite cheap (as far as cost is concerned), beginning from $35.95 for the Pioneer plan.

Dedicated Web Servers

In idrapido.com's opinion, huge web sites such as social networks, community and corporate web portals or famous web storefronts with thousands of customers call for a much more powerful web site hosting platform. It appears that the blokes from 'NTC Hosting' have reached the same conclusion too. To fulfil its customers' demands, 'NTC Hosting' delivers a number of dedicated web hosting servers that can handle millions of daily hits. That evaluation stands on the hardware specifications the dedicated servers boast: multi-core processors, up to four gigabytes of RAM, two thousand GB of web space and Gigabit NICs will undoubtedly guarantee the fast and steady work of any kind of site. According to 'NTC Hosting', the original hardware configurations can be upgraded for more system resource-requiring websites. We, from idrapido.com, consider that all dedicated server solutions delivered by 'NTC Hosting' are also suitable for kickstarting a hosting reseller business as each and every dedicated web hosting server arrives with free-of-charge invoice transaction software platform and a charge-free domain reseller account. Sadly, the dedicated web servers furnished by 'NTC Hosting' are all unmanaged. We, at idrapido.com, think of this as a small inconvenience, which can be amended by paying a monthly fee of $32.00 USD. So, if you need aid, the Managed Services upgrade offers various additional services such as a regular backup, software installation, hosting server monitoring and troubleshooting operations. A bouquet of web site hosting Control Panel (CP) GUIs are available with each of the web hosting servers - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Our (idrapido.com's) forecast is that the great point and click File Manager available in the Hepsia Control Panel will probably render the use of any FTP software program pointless. Our (idrapido.com's) conclusion is that the dedicated servers offered by 'NTC Hosting' don't appear to be very inexpensive (yet the Hepsia web hosting CP and the unlimited hosted domain allowance will undoubtedly make you smile), commencing from $40.00 for the Gold 1 package.