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Startup Hosting

Have an epic new app, genius idea or brand-new website? We believe businesses should support their communities, so we’ll help you get started with a years’ free hosting.

Free Startup Hosting

If you’re a UK-registered business less than 12 months old, you can host your websites on our Sapphire business hosting plan for free for one year.

A home for your business

Lightning fast, 100% green hosting

Our Sapphire plan gives you unlimited websites on premium NVMe SSD servers, with all the features you need to effectively run your business, including full PCI-DSS compliance. And it’s all run on 100% renewable energy.

Unlimited features

Exactly what you need to succeed

Create as many mailboxes as you need, go viral without worrying about bandwidth limitations, and keep track of everything with unlimited MySQL/MariaDB databases. Your plan comes with everything you need for running a website.

Free add-ons

Safe and secure hosting for free

We provide SSL certificates for free, giving you added security. Snapshot backups every 24 hours are also included, with 31 snapshot saves for extra peace of mind. And if you’re not sure how to build a website, our website builder is free and easy to use.

State-of-the-art servers

Enterprise grade for ultimate performance

All our web hosting is powered by our own proprietary enterprise-grade Dell cloud servers with dual CPUs, LiteSpeed caching and Samsung battery-backed SSDs. In short, you won’t find better.

A support team like no other

UK-based hosting specialists

Our support staff are dedicated, passionate technologists who take pride in solving problems and keeping your business online. You can reach them quickly and easily through tickets, live chat or phone.

Grow with us

Do more with your business

We currently support 167 startups with our free startup hosting scheme. All we ask is that you pay a £1 setup fee to validate your identity and prevent fraud, and that you link to us on your site.

Need more for your business?

If our Sapphire plan isn’t right for you, we’d be more than happy to find you the right plan for your needs. Our hosting covers a wide range of possibilities, from incredibly fast virtual private servers to Katapult, our master-crafted public cloud platform.

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Virtual Private Servers

Complete flexibility you control

With unlimited storage space and bandwidth, our business hosting packages are PCI-DSS compliant, ISO 27001 accredited, and come with snapshot backups taken every 4 hours. You also get a free domain for the life of the plan, and 24/7 emergency phone support.

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Dedicated Servers

Customisable servers on a gigabit network

Our Dedicated Servers are built for business, with two Xeon E5 CPUs, 32GB of RAM, and two 960GB SSD connected to a 1 Gbps network and managed by our expert team. Tailor it to your needs and know that your server’s running on 100% renewable energy.

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Deploy instantly into the cloud

Katapult is our master-crafted in-house cloud platform, designed to give you unbeatable performance for your applications. Deploy to our NVMe Linux cloud servers, scale up and down as needed, and build your infrastructure in seconds.

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100% green web hosting

Yes, we obsess over our tech. But we also protect our planet.

Green energy

We use Ecotricity for our power, the first company in the UK to offer true 100% renewable energy.

Green data centres

All power consumed at our data centres comes from 100% renewable sources. All centres have achieved a PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) rating of at least 1.2.

Green purpose

We work with key partners including Ecologi, veritree and to create a path to a cleaner future. We balance profit with purpose and are a Certified B Corp.

Green leadership

We work as a beacon for positive change, so we help our staff go green by offsetting their lifetime carbon footprint, and encourage our industry to adopt a planet-first approach.

Join today for premium hosting that’s fair to you and the planet.

Have questions or want to talk hosting? Start a live chat or call our friendly, expert team on 020 8050 1337.

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Our clients say we're Excellent

4.9 out of 5 based on 1,742 reviews

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  • Krystal just do everything well

    Very well. Outstandingly well. Whether it be hosting, tech support, or domain-related, they are responsive and extremely competent. I have no intention of moving any of my domains or sites anywhere else.

    Allister Duncan


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  • Excellent support and advice

    As an agency owner, you have hundreds of hosting companies to choose from, and we couldn’t be happier with Krystal. We’ve been with them for five years and the support - when needed - is first class. Very happy to recommend!

    Jason Wollington


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  • I honestly can’t recommend Krystal enough

    I spoke to Steven in Support, who was helpful beyond my expectations, exploring various options with me and talking me through every step to upgrade my IT to make it as easy as possible. I honestly can't recommend Krystal enough if all their employees are as helpful as he has been!

    Tina Sood


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  • Consistently wonderful

    They’ve been unbelievably consistent with their service and an absolute joy to work with. I’ve never dealt with a company that has kept its very high standards consistently. 5 stars doesn’t do this place justice!

    Jonathan Dell’Agnolo


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  • Super friendly and helpful

    Managed to solve our problems in a really short space of time.

    Gavin Agamemnos


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