Krystal warmly welcomes...

Former clients of The Design Mechanics

The Design Mechanics


The Design Mechanics has merged with Krystal Hosting. We're delighted to welcome you to the Krystal family and have put together this little primer to help you quickly familiarise yourself with our set up.

If you’d like to know more about us as a company you can here and if you need assistance we're here to help - please check out our support site. We look forward to working with you. Welcome to Krystal, from all the team.

We've collected the information you'll need going forward below.

Welcome to Krystal!

I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and warmly welcome you to Krystal Hosting. We host nearly 200,000 websites on behalf of over 24,000 clients and have just celebrated our 15th birthday, so you’re in experienced hands! Our values and ethos are very similar to The Design Mechanics’ and I’m confident that you’ll love the service and support we provide. You can now look forward to things like 24/7 LiveChat support and enhanced email anti-spam filtering (Plus much more, see the list below)

What’s already happened?

Within the next few days we’ll securely migrate your client information and services (domains and hosting packages) into the Krystal Client Area. We haven’t yet migrated your actual hosting, databases or email data to our platform - For now these remain exactly as-is on your current platform, we’ll be in touch in the coming weeks regarding the migration of your hosting itself.

In the meantime however we’re now providing full support for your services - If you have any queries, issues, or concerns you can reach us by phone on 020 8050 1337 9am-8pm, via the Live Chat facility at the bottom-right of our website 24/7, or by email at contact@krystal.co.uk.

What you need to do next


Client Area
Step 1

Login in to your new Client Area at https://krystal.co.uk/client/ (please update your bookmarks!)

To login you will need to initiate a password reset using the same email you used to login at The Design Mechanics.

Please check that everything is there that should be, if there’s anything missing or incorrect please contact us immediately.


Address Book
Step 2

We need you to provide us with your full contact details which you can do easily at https://krystal.co.uk/client/account/profile/.

(Once you've reset your password using the link above)


Payment
Step 3

If you’d like to pay via card please add a card to file to ensure uninterrupted service. If you’d like to use PayPal or pay via Bank Transfer you can just wait until your next invoice is raised.

Please note that we'll honour paid time and we won't bill until your next renewal.


Once the migration of your hosting service itself takes place you’ll benefit from the following:

  • 100% SSD disks and LiteSpeed web server, makes websites lightning fast.
  • Free 1,000 Gbps DDoS protection.
  • Free SSL certificates via Let’s Encrypt (including Wildcard).
  • SpamExperts: Unlimited Spam filtering.
  • Green hosting: Krystal are a green hosting provider using 100% renewable energy.
  • Free backups on all packages.
  • Unlimited bandwidth and much more. See full package specs.

If you have any questions or concerns we’re here to help. Your new hosting comes with 24/7/365 UK based support including telephone support (Mon-Fri 09:00-20:00 and Live Chat & Tickets (24/7).


Simon Blackler

Simon Blackler - CEO Krystal Hosting

p.s you can also interact with us on Twitter and Facebook

Login

Client Area Login

https://krystal.co.uk/client

This is where you manage your contact information and billing for services you have with us, such as domain names, web hosting plans and servers.

We have already securely ported across all of your user information and you should be able to login without issue. To login you’ll need to initiate a password reset request by clicking the ‘Forgotten your password?’ link.

Please ensure that your contact email address is kept up to date as we use it to send invoices, reminders, and other important information relating to the operation of your service(s).



Hosting account

Hosting Account Login

Currently your hosting plan is still on it’s old home. Once it’s been migrated you'll be moved onto our hosting infrastructure but your login will remain exactly as-is at 'YOURDOMAIN'/cpanel.

What happens to my current plan?

We will be changing your Hosting plans to align with our own - you can check the table below to see what service you will be moving to at Krystal. If you'd like to upgrade or downgrade your service you can at any time via your client area.

Please note that we'll honour paid time and we won't bill until your next renewal.

Old TDM Plan New Krystal Plan
  Business Hosting
Name Space (GB) MySQL DB Mailboxes Cost/year SSL/Year Krystal Plan Space (GB) MySQL DB Mailboxes Cost/year SSL/Year
TDM 1 5 10 £450 £35 Sapphire 50 Unlimited Unlimited £299.99 FREE

Service upgrade:

You're not just switching plans, you're also getting an upgraded service...

  • 100% SSD disks and LiteSpeed web server, makes websites lightning fast.
  • Multiple websites can be hosted on each package
  • Free 1,000 Gbps DDoS protection
  • Free SSL certificates via Let’s Encrypt (including Wildcard)
  • SpamExperts: Unlimited Spam filtering.
  • Green hosting: Krystal are a green hosting provider using 100% renewable energy.
  • Free backups on all packages
  • Unlimited bandwidth and much more. See full package specs.
Any active domains you had with The Design Mechanics have been migrated into our system. We will be retagging the UK domains to our tag 'KRYSTAL'. We will send you renewal e-mails just the same way The Design Mechanics did. Our prices are comparable to The Design Mechanics's but not exactly the same - for a full price listing please see our domain names page.
Support

Getting Support

https://support.krystal.co.uk

Our support site is your one-stop shop for getting assistance. We’ve built a rich resource that includes how-to videos, a comprehensive knowledgebase of technical articles and a series of troubleshooter wizards to guide you through fixing the most common problems. Best of all we’re constantly developing it, so if something’s missing, let us know and we’ll add it.

If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for then it’s very easy to open a support ticket.

That’s all you really need to know to get started. Welcome to Krystal! :)

If you need to contact us via any other method then please see our contact us page.