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Key features

  • PHP
  • WordPress
  • Uptime Guarantee
  • MySQL
  • Perl
  • Linux
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Crystone

crystone.com Founded: 1997

Crystone Introduction

A leader in Scandinavian hosting with offices in the U.S. and U.K., Crystone has been in the industry since 1997. The company caters to small and medium businesses and has received multiple awards. Their two data centers are located in Stockholm and are linked via Internet connection. They have a fully redundant power supply, security alarms and locks, and ‘round the clock, external monitoring via surveillance system.

Support

Crystone offers all users premium help features. You may search help articles for quick answers to common problems, or submit a support ticket for help. You also get 24/7 access to a toll-free support phone line in the U.S., the U.K., or Sweden.

Features

Crystone sells shared Web hosting, reseller hosting, virtual private server (VPS), search engine optimized (SEO) hosting, and dedicated servers. Each variety of hosting includes a tailored feature set.

Web Hosting

This tier offers shared hosting packages with your choice of operating system and absolutely no contract required.

  • Crystone control panel (CCP) from Parellels
  • AWStats, Webalizer, Raw Log Manager, Referrer and Error Logs
  • File Manager, Hotlink Protection, IP Deny Manager, Redirect URL
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • No contract
  • 45 day money back guarantee
  • Free SiteBuilder and SiteStudio, plus templates
  • Free site transfer
  • Fantastico one-click installer, with support for WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and more
  • Simple installation of 52 scripts
  • Guaranteed Inclusion in Google, Yahoo! and Bing results
  • Unlimited* MySQL and phpMyAdmin databases
  • Common gateway interface (CGI), Fast CGI, PHP Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP), Ruby on Rails, Perl, Python, Server side includes (SSI)
  • Curl, comprehensive Perl archival network (CPAN), GD Library, ImageMagick
  • Secure shell (SSH) access and Cron Jobs
  • Unlimited* Post Office Protocol 3 (POP3) accounts, with simple mail transfer protocol (SMTP)
  • Webmail via Horde, SquirrelMail, or RoundCube
  • Unlimited* autoresponders, forwards, aliases, and mailing lists
  • Automatic, weekly, off-site backups
  • Unlimited* FTP accounts
  • Unlimited* subdomains
  • E-commerce via osCommerce, ZenCart, or Cube Cart
  • Three plans: Mini Plan, Standard Plan, or Pro Plan
    • Up to unlimited* domains, depending on chosen plan
    • Up to five hosted Exchange accounts
    • Unlimited* disk space
    • Unlimited* bandwidth

Reseller Hosting

Five tiers ranging from Mini to Enterprise include all shared hosting features (non-specific to plans), plus the features you need to sell hosting.

  • Safe Harbor certified
  • Advertising credits
  • Unique support login
  • Dedicated contact person; VIP phone number
  • Unlimited* control panels
  • Unlimited* domains
  • Up to 100 GB disk space, depending on chosen plan
  • Up to 3 TB bandwidth, depending on chosen plan

Dedicated Servers

Four types of unmanaged servers, with your choice of Linux or Windows pre-installed.

  • Root access
  • Dedicated hardware
  • Four types: Basic, Standard, Business, Enterprise
  • Up to 16 GB double data rate 3 (DDR3) memory, depending on server chosen
  • Up to four, 300 GB serial attached small computer system interface (SAS) drives, depending on server chosen
  • Up to 10 redundant array of independent disks (RAID) drives, depending on server chosen
  • Up to 1600 GB bandwidth, depending on server chosen
  • 1 dedicated internet protocol (IP) address

VPS Hosting
Five available tiers of service designed to fit the needs of a range of customers, from individuals up to medium-sized businesses, at a low monthly cost.

  • Dedicated hardware
  • Root Access
  • Choice of Linux or Windows
  • Five tiers: Mini, Basic, Standard, Pro, and Pro Plus
  • Up to 8 GB memory, depending on tier chosen
  • Up to 50 GB hard drive, depending on tier chosen
  • 100 megabit per second transfer speed
  • Up to 3000 GB monthly traffic, depending on tier chosen
  • 1 IP address
  • Firewall and antispam available, fee applies
  • Daytime service level agreement (SLA); upgradeable
  • cPanel included with Linux

SEO Hosting

Choose from two tiers of service in both Dedicated SEO hosting or VPS SEO hosting plans.

  • Light and Pro tiers of both Dedicated and VPS plans
  • 50 or 100 unique IPs
  • 2 GB or 4 GB of memory
  • 750 GB or 1500 GB bandwidth
  • Two or four 500 GB hard drives
  • Unlimited* domains

Pros

  • Wide selection of plans
  • Free migration
  • No contract and money-back guarantee

Cons

  • No managed options
  • No live chat support
  • No one-click script installs

The Verdict

With more than 300,000 websites using their service, Crystone has a solid reputation. This host offers a wide range of fairly priced hosting services that most individuals, small and medium businesses will find appealing. Live phone support in-country is a huge plus for most users, and it’s included at no extra cost. Additionally, many of their plans include a variety of unlimited* features. You are likely to find a hosting plan to fit your business needs with Crystone.

*When hosts describe anything as “unlimited,” it is typically boundless except in cases of abuse. A user may be charged a penalty or be required to subscribe to a more robust package if they are overburdening the servers.

Crystone Hosting Plans

Hosting Plan Features Disk Space Bandwidth Price
Mini Plan WordPress PHP Windows Python Linux Perl Unlimited Unlimited $5.56/month
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Standard Plan WordPress Uptime Guarantee Fantastico FormMail cURL Catch-all email Unlimited Unlimited $7.96/month
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Pro Plan WordPress PHP Windows Python Linux Perl Unlimited Unlimited $11.96/month
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Reseller Basic WordPress PHP Linux Perl MySQL Uptime Guarantee 25GB 750MB $27.96/month
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Reseller Standard WordPress PHP Windows Python Linux Perl 50GB 1.50TB $39.96/month
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Reseller Pro WordPress PHP Python Linux Perl MySQL 75GB 2.25TB $59.96/month
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Reseller Enterprise WordPress PHP Windows Python Linux Perl 100GB 3TB $79.96/month
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Basic Dedicated Plan Windows Dedicated IP Linux MySQL Uptime Guarantee Help Center Live 500GB 500GB $114.00/month
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Standard Dedicated Plan Windows Dedicated IP Linux MySQL Uptime Guarantee Help Center Live 600GB 640GB $229.00/month
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Business Dedicated Plan Dedicated IP Uptime Guarantee Help Center Live Live Chat Support Support Forum Phone Support 600GB 960GB $342.00/month
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Enterprise Dedicated Plan Windows Dedicated IP Linux MySQL Uptime Guarantee Help Center Live 1200GB 1600GB $628.00/month
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Dedicated SEO Hosting Light Linux Uptime Guarantee Help Center Live Live Chat Support Support Forum Phone Support 1000GB 750GB $325.00/month
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Dedicated SEO Hosting Pro Windows Linux MySQL Uptime Guarantee Help Center Live Live Chat Support 2000GB 1500GB $450.00/month
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VPS SEO Hosting Light Windows Linux MySQL Uptime Guarantee Help Center Live Live Chat Support 50GB 750GB $215.00/month
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VPS SEO Hosting Pro Windows Linux MySQL Uptime Guarantee Help Center Live Live Chat Support 65GB 1500GB $305.00/month
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Crystone VPS Mini Windows Linux MySQL Uptime Guarantee Help Center Live Live Chat Support 15GB 150GB $15.00/month
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Crystone VPS Basic Windows Linux MySQL Uptime Guarantee Help Center Live Live Chat Support 15GB 250GB $57.00/month
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Crystone VPS Standard Windows Linux MySQL Uptime Guarantee Help Center Live Live Chat Support 20GB 750GB $114.00/month
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Crystone VPS Pro Windows Linux MySQL Uptime Guarantee Help Center Live Live Chat Support 25GB 1500GB $143.00/month
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Crystone VPS Pro Plus Windows Linux MySQL Uptime Guarantee Help Center Live Live Chat Support 50GB 3000GB $243.00/month
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VPS SMALL Uptime Guarantee Live Chat Support Support Forum Phone Support 20GB 1TB $29.99/month
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VPS MEDIUM Uptime Guarantee Live Chat Support Support Forum Phone Support 30GB 1TB $59.99/month
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VPS LARGE Uptime Guarantee Live Chat Support Support Forum Phone Support 50GB 1TB $89.99/month
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Crystone Features

All Features

  • AWStats
  • Catch-all email
  • CGI Access
  • Crontabs
  • CubeCart
  • cURL
  • Custom Error Pages
  • Email Forwarding
  • Fantastico
  • FormMail
  • FrontPage Extensions
  • GD Support
  • Help Center Live
  • Hotlink Protection
  • ImageMagick
  • IMAP Support
  • IP Deny Manager
  • Live Chat Support
  • Mailing Lists
  • osCommerce
  • Password Protected Directories
  • PHP 5
  • PHP-Nuke
  • phpMyAdmin
  • POP3 Support
  • Ruby on Rails
  • SMTP
  • Soholaunch
  • Spam Filter
  • SpamAssassin
  • SSH Access
  • Streaming Audio/Video
  • Webalizer
  • Webmail
  • Zen Cart

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