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About Krystal Hosting

It has taken us a little while to get round to writing a review of Krystal Hosting. Not that they are a new company. Self-proclaimed the UK’s best web hosting. Krystal’s roots go back to 2002, to provide an honest, reliable & personal alternative to large faceless hosting corporations.

Krystal is not your average web hosting company. With an ethos in being honest, reliable and personal; qualities they still held dear since their inception, over 17 years ago.

Before we get started, Krystal is the web hosting company we use for this site. We have been a customer since 2018, and not been asked nor paid to write this review. As we try to be with all our editorial reviews, we aim to provide an unbiased review where possible. 

Krystal’s Hosting Services

Krystal offers a range of hosting services, ranging from Shared, Reseller Hosting, WordPress Hosting (through their Onyx platform), Cloud VPS and Dedicated Servers.

The first thing you many notice with Krystal is they offer a clear pricing structure. The headline price is the price you pay with discounts for yearly and triennially (every three years) contracts. 

Krystal’s Shared Hosting Plans

Krystal offers five shared hosting plans:

Small Businesses or New Blogs – If you are running a relatively small site or blog, then Krystal’s Amethyst plan would be the ideal starting point. You receive 10GB SSD web space. Its the only shared plan not to come with a free domain for life. However, you do receive unlimited resources (bandwidth, emails, subdomains, etc.) plus daily backups.

Established Sites or Blogs – This is the plan we use here at Hostfind. You receive all the features of the Amethyst. In addition to enhanced performance and a free domain for life. In addition to this, you can take advantage of their resource boost; Doubling the resources (CPU, RAM and entry processes) allocated to you for up to 48-hours. Their resource boost allows you to prepare for social media announcements, promotions or spikes in traffic.

Larger Sites or Sites with Steady Traffic – Krystals Sapphire, Diamond, and Tanzanite plan all come with increased performance and utilise NVMe, providing you with greater performance.

Krystal’s Managed WordPress Hosting

Onyx – is Krystal’s inhouse managed WordPress hosting platform, which Krystal claim to be the world’s fastest.

Speed tests on the Onyx carried out using the Siege stress tester using a High-Frequency Compute Vultr system in London.

As you can see from the results, Onyx outperforms Kinsta, SiteGround, WP Engine and Godaddy’s managed WordPress platforms.

Onyx is developed for WordPress, providing a fully scalable, application-level high availability is provided as standard. With daily or hourly automated offsite backups.

VPS Hosting From Krystal

Those looking for VPS hosting can take advantage of Krystal’s cloud VPS hosting. Deployed onto Krystal’s very own cloud infrastructure service supplying your VPS access to the best-in-class hardware.

All of Krystal’s VPS hosting plans come unmanaged, meaning you will be responsible for installing and updating any software. However, you can purchase server management for an additional fee. cPanel is also available for an extra £12.50 month.

Dedicated Servers

Krystal offers fully managed enterprise-grade dedicated servers. Krystal’s dedicated servers start at £249.99 / month. Servers tend to be deployed within 24 hours.

Where are Krystal’s Servers Located?

All of Krystals severs, and staff are based in the UK. Ideal for anyone looking for a UK based web hosting provider.

Is Krystal Hosting Any Good?

Our experience with Krystal over the years has been second to none. It is refreshing to see a UK based web hosting company grow and continue to innovate after all these years. While still staying true to their ethos.

Anyone looking for a quality, reliable web hosting provider should seriously consider Krystal Hosting. 

Shared Hosting

Plan Space Bandwidth Price
Amethyst 5GB
Web Space
Unlimited
Bandwith
£3.99
per month
Topaz 10GB
Web Space
Unlimited
Bandwith
£7.99
per month
Ruby Unlimited
Web Space
Unlimited
Bandwith
£9.99
per month

reseller Hosting

Plan Space Bandwidth Price
Unity 25GB
Web Space
Unlimited
Bandwith
£14.99
per month

VPS Hosting

Plan Cores RAM Space Bandwidth Price
Cloud VPS 1
Cores
1GB
Ram
20GB
Web Space
Unlimited
Bandwith
£9.99
per month
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