A non-profit focus means the best hardware, software and support for your business.
Instead of shareholder returns we reinvest our profits into protecting the planet.
21 years ago Krystal was created as a company with a dual purpose; to protect and restore the planet and challenge the market heavyweights who do the bare minimum to maximise profits. By contrast, Krystal is a family-owned business full of technologists who love solving problems. We reinvest our profits into creating the world’s best hosting experience and supporting our planet.
We think in decades, not quarters and WILL NOT COMPROMISE on our mission to build a better world. We care like a small company while being large enough to move the needle. Whether that’s offsetting staff carbon emissions from birth, our Billion Tree pledge or building Katapult, the world’s most performant cloud, all our decisions are made for the benefit of our clients and the planet, not shareholders.
Consistent service, ethics & quality. No need to find another host in a rush post-acquisition.
We can make long-term commitments to support the planet.
Over the past 25 years a handful of large companies have been gobbling up most of the competition, stifling choice, increasing prices and reducing quality. Furthermore, they often keep the original brand alive making it difficult to know exactly who you’re giving your money to. To ensure that you’ll always have access to premium tech run by a company you can trust, Krystal is, and always will be, fiercely independent.
Because we promise never to sell, you don’t have to worry about us being bought out and undergoing the kind of “cost optimisation” exercise that can cause a sudden drop in quality. You won’t have to jump ship suddenly ever again. At Krystal, we find that clients stay with us for the long haul, only leaving if their project or business has run its course.
You deal with technical perfectionists who optimise your experience from start to finish.
We’re able to ensure that we control our environmental impact.
Almost every large hosting company has now moved away from hosting in house. A hosting provider that’s chosen to forget its technical principles is nothing more than an advertising company! At Krystal, we’ve built up technical acumen over 2 decades and trust ourselves to run the backend platform your business relies upon. This allows us to put quality and purpose before profit and provide an experience you and your visitors FEEL through our services.
We’ve built our own fault-tolerant cloud, Katapult, to maximise the lifespan of resource-intensive hardware AND improve performance. We’ve run on 100% renewable power since 2017 and our primary UK datacentre has a PUE of 1.05, one of the best in the world. Our support staff are highly technical too, usually fixing issues FIRST TIME, without escalation. It’s this uncompromising technical ownership that’s probably contributed towards over 1,600 5 star reviews.
Compare and Contrast
How do we stand up against the corporate competition?
|Headquarters||London, UK||Arizona, USA||Montabaur, Germany|
|Infrastructure Provider||Katapult by Krystal||AWS||IONOS|
|Ownership||Family Owned||Publicly trade: GDDY||Private Equity|
|Number of hosting brands|
|Environmental Credentials||No||100% renewably powered|
|Introductory Pricing Structure||No||Yes||Yes|