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Tips on keeping your site secure

Posted in December 2019 

It is now easier than ever to create a website for yourself or your business with the help of CMS platforms such as Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal. These feature-rich frameworks allow users of all abilities to have a website up and running in a matter of minutes. You can even create an e-commerce website in as little as a few hours. 

Black Friday is going Green

Posted in November 2019 

Here at Krystal, Black Friday is going Green. For every hosting package purchased on Green Friday (and over the weekend) we will plant 1 tree in our grove in the Scottish Highlands with Trees for Life.

How to prepare your eCommerce website for traffic surges

Posted in November 2019 

'tis the season to online shop! Between Black Friday and Christmas, your eCommerce shop is about to become very busy! You’ll be thinking about your deals, discounts and stock levels but have you thought about your website’s hosting capabilities? With a pending influx of visitors to your website, it’s time to review (and possibly increase) your resources.

What is Two‑Factor Authentication (2FA)?

Posted in November 2019 

Two Factor Authentication (commonly abbreviated as 2FA) is a form of multi-factor authentication whereby a user must go through two stages of security before being granted access to an account or system. 2FA increases the safety of online accounts by removing a single point of failure or access to an account, and instead requiring a combination of a password, fingerprint, a one time password (OTP) or pin number, before they log in.

What is .htaccess?

Posted in November 2019 

The .htaccess file (Hypertext Access) is a configuration file that is used to detail exactly how visitors interact with the website and how data on the website itself is presented within the web browser. The dot at the start of the file name (.htaccess) signifies that it is a hidden file. This file is usually hidden from your view and always hidden from general users, as the file contains configuration information and other security-related data. You can make changes to this file either via the file manager within your hosting account or by accessing your hosting via FTP.  There are a huge number of reasons you may want to view and edit the .htaccess file. We’re going to expand on just a few of the more common ones.

Methods for Migrating your WordPress blog

Posted in November 2019 

In this post, we are going to look at the various methods available to migrate your WordPress blog from one hosting platform to another. This may seem like a daunting prospect at first, but this guide should help assist you with the process.

How to choose the perfect domain

Posted in October 2019 

One of the most difficult tasks when starting a website is choosing a domain name. Your domain needs to define your website and your brand, without being overly complicated. We know it can be a tough process, so we want to help! Let us share with you our tips and tricks for choosing the best domain for your website.

Beginners guide to buying web hosting

Posted in October 2019 

When you purchase your first web hosting package, you may find yourself drowning in technical ‘jargon’. Unless you speak jargon, it can be difficult to know which package is right for you or your business. Hosting your first website is a learning curve, but once you learn it, you won’t forget it. Let us offer you a crash course in web hosting and be your translator to the terminology used - we want to help you host your own website, successfully.

Important notice regarding EU domains

Posted in September 2019 

In light of the UK’s impending exit from the EU, we are no longer able to support, register or renew .eu domains. Please understand that this decision is being caused by the UK leaving the EU and not something we as a registrar can change.

cPanel Pricing Changes ‑ Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining

Posted in July 2019 

At the end of June cPanel announced a major revision to their pricing structure. Currently, a cPanel server license covers any number of accounts per server, but with just 2 months notice, from September 1st, they’ll only include 100 accounts by default.