NTC Hosting: A short guide

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In a statement on their website, they claim that most of the other web hosting providers oversell their products, but with NTC Hosting, you get exactly what you pay for.

By designing their hosting platforms to work with multiple servers at a time, their customers are never bound by the physical server limitations of any one machine.

The website of NTC Hosting is rather plain and monotone on all of its web pages. It has very little aesthetic appeal.

This is something that their front-end developers could work on to improve their website’s ratings.

But as the old saying goes, ‘ it is not what is on the outside but what is on the inside that counts. ‘

As of the technical perspective, NTC Hosting looks rather impressive.

While giving its users a broad choice of 5 major countries to host their websites in, they also commit to the 99.99% uptime guarantee which is a basic business standard for most big companies.

The control panel, however, offered by NTC Hosting as a part of their packages appears rather confusing to the non-IT expert.

Also, reports of hosting and email crashes have been reported on quite a frequent basis.

PRICING NTC Hosting

NTC Hosting offers a pretty reasonable pricing system with its ‘ budget ‘ package starting at around $4.95 a month when you sign up for an annual subscription.

Other than the budget plan, they have more expensive options such as the ‘ value ‘, ‘ plus ‘ and ‘ exclusive ‘ plans costing $7.95, $9.95 and $14.95 respectively.

What’s great is that you receive most of the basic features such as a free domain and web builder along with every plan, regardless of the price.

The only main difference comes down to its databases and automation features offered with each plan.

The best value for your money is offered by the ‘ value ‘ plan which offers unlimited domains and is only a little more expensive than the ‘ budget ‘ plan.

PERFORMANCE NTC Hosting

In the performance arena, the speed results are indeed satisfactory in most of the Western networks.

The Asian response times, however, were considerably slower which is expected as there is yet to be any NTC Hosting server based in Asia.

PROS

1) Allows the user to choose from 5 different server locations including the US and the UK

2) NTS Hosting offers a 30 day free trial period for its domain services which is included in all of its packages

3) Offers 24/7 customer service

CONS

1) The Response Times are average at best, if not extremely slow in most Asian countries

2) There are a number of site reliability issues

FINAL THOUGHTS

NTC Hosting has major flaws in the front-end design of its website which gives a poor first impression to its potential customers.

It does, however, compensate in other areas such as offering multi-server locations in the US, UK, Australia, Bulgaria or Finland.

Also, its 30-day free trial policy is very appealing.

RATINGS

Performance: 3/5

Value for money: 4/5

Features: 3/5

User-Friendly: 2/5

Customer Support: 3/5

Overall: 3/5