All our Vanilla Forums hosting packages utilise LiteSpeed, blazing fast memory caching to speed even the most busy website with no code changes needed, fully controlled through your control panel. Combine this with our fully 100% SSD disks for both files and MySQL, you’ll experience superior performance ensuring we're one of the best and fastest web hosts for your Vanilla Forums website.
In order to get the best out of your Vanilla Forums website in 2018 you need to choose a hosting provider that not only provides a fast, stable and secure platform for your site but also has your back should any issues arise or simply be there for you should you have any questions or want to get the most out of your hosting plan.
Any quality managed Vanilla Forums hosting provider should provide the following, and we're certainly no exception, we strive to be the best host for your website with:
Fully optimised hosting platform
100% SSD's for ultimate performance
Caching for increased performance
24/7 support (we're 100% UK based)
Regular security/malware scans
Provide regular data backups
Never overload servers
Fast network and secure datacentre
60 day money-back guarantee
All the above is just the start, at Krystal we pride ourselves on being the 'gem of the hosting industry', not only do we heavily invest in our own hosting infrastructure, but also in our team ensuring all our technology and our valued customers are supported to the best & highest standard. Since we started in 2003 our main ethos is to provide a better way of hosting to customers that want an honest, reliable and personal experience.
With over 15 years in business we're proud to receive consistent 5-star reviews from our happy customers and in that time have built a rock-solid service that's impeccably supported by a highly skilled and professional team.
Every Krystal Vanilla Forums hosting plan allows you to apply a free SSL certificate to ALL websites you host with us. Your SSL can easily be activated via your cPanel control panel and enables your website to use https:// in the address bar; every SSL certificate issued is 100% individual and not shared with anyone else.
Benefits of an SSL certificate include:
Allows the use of https:// in the address bar
Ecommerce: Provide secure 256-bit transactions for customer data and credit card payments.
Moving your Vanilla Forums website away from your existing host to our optimised cloud hosting platform is simple. Our Vanilla Forums migrations team will work with you to make the process as painless as possible and get your website moved over with minimum downtime.
Our migration process:
Order a Vanilla Forums hosting plan.
Let us know your existing cPanel/website login information.
We'll arrange a 'moving time' that’s convenient for you.
Once agreed, your website data will be transferred across.
Finally, enjoy your new web hosting platform.
We proudly host and manage 208,163 websites, coupled with over 15 years of hosting experience we've certainly encountered many types of website migrations in our time. Moving an existing cPanel based account is free and our preferred choice and can be done relatively quickly, but we can also cater for alternative and complex setups too. So be sure to contact us as this may incur an additional fee, if you have any questions prior to purchasing and we'll be happy to assist you.
All our managed cloud hosting packages include free weekly/monthly backups of your Vanilla Forums website. This helps safeguard against data loss and provides peace-of-mind that your data is stored securely where these files/folders are fully recoverable should you need them via your cPanel control panel.
Our standard backup features includes:
Weekly/monthly backups (2 snapshots stored).
Managed via your cPanel control panel.
Included free with your hosting account.
Optional upgrade: Backups PRO
Recommended for customers who require daily backups of their website(s); with super-fast data transfer, stored off-site and powered by R1Soft.
Daily backups (30 snapshots stored).
ALL websites you create are backed up.
Files, databases & emails are backed up.
Restore individual files or folders with ease via cPanel.
Easily install Vanilla Forums on our optimised & managed hosting platform using our one-click installer; from within your cPanel control panel you can create a Vanilla Forums website in minutes and with minimum effort. You won't need to download/upload files or folders as everything is handled with our handy online installation tool.
Our hosting platform is 100% fully managed by our dedicated UK support team and hosted in our state-of-the-art UK datacentres using our own infrastructure. Our team of hosting experts are available 24/7 to assist you with any hosting or website queries you have via our support ticketing system.
Krystal's team of system administrators ensure our servers remain fully optimised and rollout security patches when required ensuring your website is kept running smoothly, securely and fast!
PCI-compliant Vanilla Forums hosting
If your Vanilla Forums website is for business or handles credit card transactions we recommend our 100% PCI-DSS compliant business hosting packages, fully managed with DDoS protection and backups every 6 hours as standard.
All our managed Vanilla Forums hosting plans come with unlimited bandwidth, ensuring your website will never hit any traffic limits. Unlimited data is served from our UK datacentres, a fully diverse, high capacity multi-carrier network utilising the best global routes and routing technologies. So to put it bluntly...We're fast!
Fast & unlimited Vanilla Forums hosting
A fully diverse, high capacity multi-carrier network.
When choosing the best web hosting provider for your Vanilla Forums website, there are a myriad of different questions to consider from reputability to reliability. Choosing the best host can be a daunting task, so we've outlined some key reasons why we think we'd be the perfect choice to host your Vanilla Forums website.
Knowledgeable & friendly UK support
We pride ourselves on our superior support! 100% UK based with a team that’s knowledgeable, friendly and takes great pride in ensuring your problems are solved promptly.
Blazingly fast servers & UK datacentres
We use enterprise-grade hardware for all our servers, utilising 100% SSDs ensuring the fastest delivery for all files, databases and emails; plus dual CPUs with 8+ cores. Coupled with LiteSpeed caching and our own optimised server rules we ensure all websites load blazingly fast, where you'll tend to experience 16x faster speeds vs standard web hosts.
Security should never be taken lightly and we pride ourselves on our robust security measures that keeps your hosting account safe, including a comprehensive firewall, weekly/realtime file scanning for malicious files, Apache mod_security, "SpamExperts" email antivirus filter, two-factor authentication (TFA/2FA), Encrypted cPanel & email access, CloudLinux OS & so much more to secure your Vanilla Forums website.
Reliability: In business for over 15 years
Since our inception in 2003 we wanted to create a hosting company that stands out from the rest, the hidden gem of the hosting industry. We now proudly host over 25,526 customers and receive consistent 5-star reviews from our customers and how they enjoy the service and support we provide and consider us the best host for their Vanilla Forums website in 2018.
Host your Vanilla Forums website with a company you can grow with, from a small hobbyist site to a customisable VPS or even a fully bespoke, large-scale PCI compliant setup with disaster recovery, we can provide a high-quality hosting service that scales with your needs and suits your budget.
If you have any questions on what the best hosting package would be for you, please feel free to contact us today or start a live chat, we'll be happy to help!
Transparent, honest support
Our 100% UK based support is ready to assist...
We pride ourselves on offering a hosting support service like no other; polite, knowledgeable, fast and always ready to help.
It’s dead easy. If you decide to upgrade your plan later on, you do can it directly through our client area. If you’re looking for a more powerful, specialised option and need help choosing, simply contact our support team, who can organise the upgrade and assist with migration to your new server.
Yes - if you decide to try us out on a monthly basis and then want to move to an annual or tri-annual subscription to take advantage of the generous discounts available, it’s not a problem. Just let our accounts team know, and we’ll take care of the rest.
Our unlimited plan is designed for small business or personal use. It’s appropriate for the majority of users and we see very few people abusing it. These plans are not suitable for storage of private files or file sharing or for users attempting to resell or host large numbers of websites. Heavy resources users, in terms of disk space, bandwidth, CPU and memory will be contacted to help them upgrade to a more suitable plan or one of our cloud VPS servers. We will never cut you off without warning - but abusers will be suspended to protect our other responsible users.