DDoS – The march of the Zombies

Posted on by Steve Sant in Security

Following on from a tumultuous week dealing with large scale DDoS attacks, many customers have been asked excellent questions about the attack, and even how they could help us. So, I’m going to give a brief overview of the DDoS … Continue reading

Hosting Product Updates

Posted on by Kris Hughes in News

Hello, My name is Kris and I’d like to introduce myself as the new Head of Products at Krystal. To kick off my tenure we’ve got a number of new products and improvements; Shared Hosting Upgrades NEW CDN Service (Content … Continue reading

Why HTTPS does not a secure website make

Posted on by Steve Sant in Security

Forgive the Yoda style heading, but if ever there was some sage advice that webmasters should heed, it is this: Applying HTTPS should be furthest from your mind when securing a website. Before you shout Outrageous!, Irresponsible! or other more … Continue reading

PHP hash comparison bug – red alert?

Posted on by Steve Sant in Security

A couple of days ago WhiteHat Security’s Robert Hansen, aka RSnake, accounced a PHP ‘Magic Hash’ vulnerability. In essence, it is common practice to hash user passwords using MD5 or SHA1, possibly mixing them up with salt values before storing them in a database … Continue reading

Google to switch off PageSpeed service

Posted on by Steve Sant in Krystal Tech

Launched in July 2011, Google’s PageSpeed service has been adopted by many website owners to help speed up their visitors’ experience. PageSpeed does a number of things to speed up websites by optimising files, merging resources to reduce latency, adding … Continue reading

Understanding 504 Gateway Timeout errors

Posted on by Steve Sant in Krystal Tech

Gateway Timeouts (status 504) are perhaps one of the more frustrating errors, and also the least well understood by most casual webmasters – and many professional web developers. First, let’s look at what a status code is. Each request to a http … Continue reading



Why not try browsing our blog by category?