At the time of this review, Crystone boasts over 700,000 websites hosted which is really good for a newer company. They offer 3 technical support locations, one in Sweden, one in United Kingdom and, of course, the office in Florida, USA.
They offer multiple hosting solutions from Linux Hosting (this review is based on it), Windows Hosting, Reseller Hosting, VPS Hosting, and Dedicated Servers. They also have some niche-based offers like SEO hosting and Exchange Cloud Servers.
Crystone ProsThey offer a 45-day money back guarantee and include unlimited space and transfer with every account. They provide a decent upgrade path for sites that grow and need more power.
Crystone NegativesThe shared hosting services provided by Crystone don’t appear to compete well on price. In order to get unlimited hosting, you’ll pay $7.96 with a 1 year prepay requirement. They don’t offer cPanel.
The Shared Hosting Plans
As you can see, at the time of this review, they offer 3 different plans for shared hosting with pricing ranging from $3.96 per month ($142.56 for 3 years) to $11.96 (143.52 per year) depending on the shared hosting plan you think will best suit your needs.
If you are new to web hosting and new to starting your first website, then the Mini Plan might be a great fit if you choose Crystone as your web hosting provider. Just keep in mind, if you find the need for a 2nd domain for whatever reason, you’ll need to upgrade your service to the Standard Plan.
Their Marketing Message
Interestingly, while watching the video, I learned that the company is pronounced Cry-Stone and not Chris-Stone. The video is a very nice presentation. Worth a minute of your time to check it out if interested.
Crystone’s customer support center is easy to browse and presents well. They offer FAQs, a ticket system, telephone support, email support and a couple other options which include social media and a chat system.
What I’m not immediately seeing is a video training section that will help inexperienced users find their way around their web hosting account. Some newbie-friendly web hosting solutions I’d recommend are InMotion Hosting or SiteGround (both have massive help sections and video library)
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