Our managed hosting solutions are optimised for forum communities to give your website blazing fast performance. We also provide superior security with added DDoS protection and FREE SSL certificates as standard; allowing you to provide your visitors with a fast, stable and safe browsing experience.
All plans include same-day migrations, free SSL certificates, backups, unlimited bandwidth and 99.99% uptime guarantee
Perfect for hobbies, blogs or budding businesses.Buy Amethyst
MySQL/Maria DB databases
1 CPU core(s)
25 Entry Processes
Free domain (For life of plan)
Krystal Standard Features(or “Extras”, as they’re known at other hosting companies!)
Award-winning UK Support via Ticket, Live Chat & Phone
Free SSL Certificates (via Let’s Encrypt)
cPanel included: Industry leading, hosting control panel
Softaculous one-click application installer
Unlimited: Bandwidth, Databases, Emails, Subdomains, Parked Domains & Email Aliases
Off-site Backups (which don’t count towards your disk space)
Website Builder (as many pages/sites as you want)
LiteSpeed Web Server - Blazing-fast websites with integrated caching for WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and more.
2.0 Tbps of DDoS protection
99.99% Uptime Guarantee (see our recent uptime)
Perfect for hobbies, blogs or budding businesses.Buy Amethyst
Unlimited, fast storage for larger sites and growing businesses.Buy Ruby
Fully optimised for complex business and ecommerce sites.Buy Sapphire
Increased power and storage for high-performing sites.Buy Diamond
Whatever you need, this plan will handle it. Guaranteed.Buy Tanzanite
|Disk space||10GB SSD||Unlimited SSD||100GB NVMe SSD||200GB NVMe SSD||Unlimited NVMe SSD|
1 CPU core
25 Entry Processes
2 CPU cores
50 Entry Processes
3 CPU cores
100 Entry Processes
4 CPU cores
150 Entry Processes
8 CPU cores
200 Entry Processes
|Resources||Unlimited Bandwidth, Databases, Emails, Subdomains, Parked Domains & Email Aliases|
|Offsite backups(Doesn't affect your disk space)||Daily||Daily||Every 4 hours||Every 4 hours||Every 4 hours|
|Free domain(For life of plan)||Not included in Amethyst||Included in Ruby||Included in Sapphire||Included in Diamond||Included in Tanzanite|
|Developer tools||Git||SSH, Git||SSH, Git||SSH, Git||SSH, Git|
Krystal Standard Features(or "Extras", as they're known at other hosting companies!)
Krystal Premium FeaturesIncludes all Standard Features, plus:
60 day no-quibble money back guarantee
If you’re not entirely happy with your purchase then simply let us know within 60 days and we’ll refund you in full, minus any domain name costs. (Domain names are non-refundable and are yours to keep even if things don’t work out.)
Verified customer testimonials from TrustPilot
Rated Excellent based on 1,557 reviews
My go-to supplier for hosting
I've used the majority of the UK based hosts and Krystal come out top every time. Their independence means the support and products are a class above all of the competitors who are acquired by the 'big 2'. Great infrastructure coupled with high quality systems and bespoke control panels - means everything just works as it should. On the rare occastion that there are issues - support is efficient and of high quality. Status pages are honest and transparent. Having some older accounts with other hosts is always a reminder that we're in the best hands with Krystal. Hopefully we'll get everything migrated over one day!
Hands down the best assistance ever
I am a Krystal customer for a long time now, using its services as a freelance developer, and I've seen their customer assistance charmingly evolving from very good to super awesome. I always met friendly and knowledgable real people in the chat which guided me to their documentation but also assisted me on the spot with a huge variety of everyday technical issues with DNS and hosting duties.
Krystal - clearly the best.
If you are migrating and find yourself up in the air without a trusty pilot, the Krystal help team are your air traffic control and will bring you to a safe landing. Why can't every company do it this way? You may have an issue to resolve. If you choose to pick up the 'phone (yes, you can speak with a human being at Krystal) : 1. You get an immediate response - that's every time you need to call, or email. 2. There is an articulate, intelligible, intelligent, knowledgeable, patient person who will see clearly through your digital fog. Thank you Alex, Jack, Jack F., Jordan.
Absolutely amazing! I was recommended Krystal 15 years ago (as a hosting company for my website), and in the 15 years I have NEVER been let down by them. I have had tech queries from time to time and they always seamlessly, promptly and happily help me out. Exemplary service and tech acumen. I highly highly recommed Krystal.
Fast, friendly, knowledgeable support
Krystal's fast, friendly, knowledgeable support always seem to read support requests in detail and give clear, relevant answers. If that was easy, more hosting providers would do it just as consistently - but I've found that to be rare elsewhere. Can't recommend Krystal highly enough.
The Human Touch
“The Krystal Difference”
Our unique approach centred on value, quality and transparency is why we’re often called the best in the business.
Whether it’s the blazing speed of our platform, the cutting-edge features we include for free or our award-winning in-house support team, you’ll find we do things a little differently here at Krystal.
Our team can provide a start-to-finish managed migration of your website and email from your old provider to ourselves - Whether you’re migrating from a cPanel/Plesk provider or a host with their own system such as TSOHost or Heart Internet, our migration service will ensure a seamless transition for your content onto our platform.
Want to know more?
We’ve put together an in-depth guide about our migration service so you can understand more about our process.
Award-winning in-house support
We don’t outsource our support staff, never have and never will. So when you need help you’ll speak to a native English speaker who has the ability and time to take ownership of your problem to see it through to a resolution.
- Via & Ticket
- Phone Support (Monday-Friday 9am-8pm)
- or 24/7 emergency phone support with Premium Plans
Doing the Right Thing
Doing our part to reduce our environmental impact on the world is central to our business. That’s why our service operates on 100% renewable energy supplied directly by Ecotricity.
Manage your web hosting account with ease…
All hosting packages we deploy use cPanel, the industry leading web hosting management tool. cPanel takes care of all your website management needs, from creating new email accounts, uploading and editing files to backing up your website, cPanel makes hosting management a breeze. Plus, should you ever need assistance with any aspect of your hosting account, our support staff are here to assist you.
cPanel features include:
Upload, create, remove, and edit files and folders while monitoring your website's disk space usage.
Create email accounts, forwarders, and autoresponders as well as account and user-level filtering to manage email.
Configure password-protected directories, IP address denials, SSL/TLS, and GnuPG key settings to restrict access.
Set up subdomains, addon domains, parked domains, and redirects and control your DNS.
Over 200+ web applications can be installed in a few clicks including WordPress, Magento, Joomla & more.
And much more…
Backup wizard, database management, analytics and log files etc.
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Forum cloud hosting & award-winning in-house support
Order unlimited cloud hosting from Krystal and find out why we’re the gem of the hosting industry! You’ll have access to unlimited UK-based support, plus have your websites deployed onto a highly-optimised, stable and self-healing cloud server that’s built with 100% enterprise-grade SSD disks. All data is served from our UK datacentre in London, where we’ve heavily invested in our infrastructure to provide the best (and fastest) hosting experience for our clients.
LiteSpeed server + caching for optimal performance.
All cloud servers utilise LiteSpeed web server & caching technologies to deliver lightning-fast speeds for all websites you host with us.
Secure cloud hosting
Firewall, DDoS protection + CloudLinux as standard.
We spare no cost ensuring our clients websites are kept secure, plus we run regular virus & malware scans on your entire account and keep our servers patched/updated.
UK-based cloud hosting specialists.
All our staff are incredibly talented individuals who love what they do, working as a team always, we aim for swift resolution to any questions/issues.
Lightning-fast cloud network
UK-based datacentre with gigabit connections.
Our London-based datacentre utilises a 100Gbps high capacity multi-carrier network with the best routing technologies ensuring fast content delivery.
Green cloud hosting
100% renewable energy.
The power supplied to our datacentre is 100% renewable/clean energy, making us proud to become one of the first truly green hosting providers.
Rated Excellent on TrustPilot.
Krystal hosting has been running for over 20 years. In that time we’ve built up a stellar reputation as the best cloud provider & an incredible hosting platform for our clients websites.
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Krystal, the perfect Forum hosting provider…
With over 20 years’ experience, we’ve created the perfect platform to host your Forum website, fully optimised and packed with plenty of benefits.
LiteSpeed Caching + SSD disks = 16x faster Forum websites
All our Forum hosting packages utilise LiteSpeed, blazing fast memory caching to speed even the most busy website with no code changes needed, fully controlled through your control panel. Combine this with our fully 100% SSD disks for both files and MySQL, you’ll experience superior performance ensuring we’re one of the best and fastest web hosts for your Forum website.
100% Green Web Hosting Provider
We use 100% renewable electricity from sources like the sun, wind and sea.
We use Ecotricity for our power, the first company in the UK to offer true 100% renewable energy.
All power consumed at our datacentre facilities uses 100% renewable energy and all centres have achieved a PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) rating of at least 1.2.
We work with key partners including Trees for Life, Ecologi and 1t.org to create a path to a cleaner future. We balance profit with purpose and are B Corp pending.
Our staff are encouraged to be green and we assist where possible; we also hope our clients adopt a “greener approach” to technology in the future.
Unlimited cloud hosting packed full of great features
FTP & Secure FTP (SFTP / FTPS)
MySQL/MariaDB databases: Version 10.2+
Free 256-bit SSL certificate included
Weekly/realtime file scanning for malicious files
Encrypted cPanel & email access
CloudLinux OS separates users completely
Password protect directories
Restrict access by IP
Two-Factor Authentication (TFA/2FA)
Free website builder
Latest stable cPanel
Softaculous script auto-installer (200+ apps)
PHP: All available versions selectable
phpMyAdmin database manager
Ruby, Perl & Python
eCommerce ready (with SSL Certificate)
Full mod_rewrite support
Google analytics + webmaster tools compatible
Awstats visitor analytics
POP3 & IMAP
Free SSL Encryption
Unlimited accounts, forwarders
Webmail (Horde, Roundcube, SquirrelMail)
Secure access (via shared SSL)
Free anti-spam service—“SpamExperts”
Unlimited mailbox size
Email forwarding, catch-all, auto-responders
Emails/hour sending limit: 1,000 per domain
Up to 50MB attachment size
100Gbps redundant BGP connectivity
100Gbps private optical ring between datacentres
2,000Gbps DDoS Protection
3 msec transfer time from London
Flat design with low latency
Latest Dell enterprise-grade servers
Dual CPUs, 24+ cores
Min. 96GB RAM
Samsung battery backed Solid State Disks (SSD’s)
200+ web apps
And many more…
100% UK Based
Award-winning & in-house
Ticket (email) support
Included as standard with all plans
London & US locations available!
24/7 datacentre security
Biometric access control
Barbed wire perimeter fence
N+1 power and cooling
On-site backup power generator
Transparent and honest support
Our award-winning in-house support is ready to assist.
(last 7 days)
- 8 hours average resolution time
- 64% solved in 1 response
(last 7 days)
- 6 minutes average call duration time
- 30 seconds hold time target
(last 7 days)
- 4 minutes average wait time
- 35 minutes average resolution time
We pride ourselves on offering a hosting support service like no other; polite, knowledgeable, fast and always ready to help.