Crystal Tech Web Hosting Review - Our Best Host Company.
Now known as the Webservices of the Small Business Authority
CrystalTech makes us happy, we love that
CT is an American Hosting Company with American Employees - We have
used Crystal Tech for over 5 years
We have used 9 or 10 different hosting companies over the last 11
years - CrystalTech is the best hosting company that we can imagine.
Our goal here is to document our experiences, not the features
offered by CT. This review review is an honest evaluation.
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Read this Crystal Tech review first and please visit
CrystalTech.com for technical information This review is
written because we are impressed with CT
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New to managing a Website? We recommend
CrystalTech hosting if you are a beginner. The features are
complete and best for the novice to learn.
Crystal Tech's shared hosting includes all the features you need
to have a COMPLETE website. If you are a beginner, Crystaltech
has a full feature set for you to learn and optional complete
features available as you become an expert
Things we like about
New! 2010. Crystaltech has added
new site builders that are thorough
and versatile. The site builders create forms and reduce the
need to use front page forms. These wizards are
free, included in all plans.
Godaddy charges extra, a monthly fee, for similar wizards
- Our sites are RELIABLE with CrystalTech.
Others seem to be saying the same - in our time with
CrystalTech, the total sites hosted by CrystalTech has increased
from less than 40,000 to over 100,000
- We recommend CrystalTech hosting if
you are new at being a webmaster. Everything
is included and managing the account: site builders, email and statistics
are the best and simplest we've experienced.
- We review Crystal Tech because service,
support, web space and plan options are industry leading, and
- Each site includes Full Features (full web
statistics, full email service, etc) without any 'add-on' costs
- The price is excellent for Crystaltech's
great level of hosting support and superior service. Hosting
plans start at just $5.95 a month. Free setup and months free
with a some prepaid 12 month plan. (We do not recommend
registering your domain name with any hosting company, including
CrystalTech. Please see the
registration help page about
choosing a registrar and / or registering your domain name)
- We have NEVER had an extended, sustained or
unresolved problem with CrystalTech! Never, ever, in our whole
time with CrystalTech.
- CrystalTech's Web Site control panel and
Webmail are easy to understand and use.
- The CrystalTech control panel requires an
account number to log on - but the account number is short
- Account site and billing management allows
for up to 5 email addresses, i.e., we get notification from
CrystalTech about issues at all 5 email addresses
- CrystalTech webmail (web mail) is accessed
simply by "mail.yourdomain.com"
- Crystal Tech Web statistics are thorough.
And have recently gotten even better. CrystalTech's traffic
tools are extensive and easy to access
- We've found that other web hosts charge extra
for good statistical analysis - not CrystalTech
- Calls to the CrystalTech support get a system
engineer rather than a help desk or call center associate.
- Turn around for problems is immediate or we
are told how long the resolution will take. If there is an
issue we always get the response we expect within the time
- CrystalTech is an American Hosting Company
with American Employees. We always get live technical support
- We have never had to deal with
extended hold times, off shore
technical support, unintelligible accents, poor English or
- CrystalTech manages our expectations well.
Crystal Tech sends emails regarding problems that occurred (even
though we do not know they happened) so we can analyze the
impact on our sites and to our customers
- Spam filtering is great- control panels, a
knowledge base, and help screens make it easy
- CrystalTech virus filtering is great for
- Free Shopping Cart and site builders in many
- We started by hosting 7 sites at CrystalTech
(when one of our other hosts failed us). We've hosted as many as
28 domains simultaneously with Crystal Tech as of February 2010.
- CrystalTech Microsoft SharePoint, ASP.net,
Dream Weaver, Macromedia ColdFusion and other web standards
including still supporting Microsoft FrontPage. Our goal here
is to document our experiences, not the features offered. see
CrystalTech Website for full hosting features, hosting plan
specifications and specific price
- We've never found or incurred hidden or
unexpected charges with Crystal Tech.
- Discounts up to 30% are offered by
CrystalTech when multiple sites are hosted under one account
- CrystalTech hosting offers 50% discounts to
not-for-profit organizations on one hosted site.
- Other hosting companies have turned off our
sites because we have missed emails about our need to change
credit card numbers or expiration dates. CrystalTech has the
best policies of any hosting company that we have used, for
notifying and giving time to update billing information
- Even with its growth, Crystal Tech is not a
mega company - ever try to get a complicated billing or service
issue resolved at a company that is really big
- Crystal Tech has an automated 'ticket
management' system for reporting problems. The actual
technician response time on 'tickets' is usually under two
hours. In our time with CrystalTech we have always gotten
responses under 2 hours.
- When it has been necessary to call
CrystalTech's technical support, the hold time has usually been
under 5 minutes.
- CrystalTech is our favorite host
- Let us count the ways - Crystal Tech makes us
Crystal Tech has its act together
- When we need full service hosting we use
- Chrystal tech shared site space almost always
fits our needs, within the allocated shared site space
- We host some domains and sites with other
hosting companys, both American and off shore. Some of these
sites are free and others are a dollar or a few cheaper a month
than Crystal Tech - Bar none, Crystal tech is the better and
best value because of their excellent reliability and superior
service and talented support staff
- We were beginners when we started using
CrystalTech. CT's support has always treated us with respect
and has always been helpful with our stupid questions
CrystalTech has the highest referral rate of any hosting company
and best reviews by bloggers and other web journalists. This
may be CT hype but our experience with Crystal Tech reflects
why and makes us support this view. CT is really a terrific
hosting company! Also see our Godaddy Hosting
Review. If this review is helpful, as a courtesy, please use
prorganize.com as the referral site if you decide to use
CrystalTech.We get a small referral consideration.
Things we DON'T like about CrystalTech
- FTP space is limited - we've had to create
sites with Godaddy when we need FTP space greater then 5
- Because some of our sites are basic and
minimally or non-revenue producing, we've had to move them to
GoDaddy hosting (see
review) to continue to support them
- Shared plans have space allowcations that are
less than competing ISP hosting sites (we have never had a
problem with CrystalTech allocated space though)
If this review helps you, and
you choose to sign up with
CrystalTech, we would appreciate your entering prorganize.com as
the referral site when you register. It costs you nothing.
You'll get a great hosting company with exceptional service at a
great price and we'll get a couple of bucks off our bill.
Still not sure? Call
CrystalTech Technical Support at 1-877-323-HOST (1-877-323-4678) and
ask questions before you sign up. The call will likely
convince you. (We highly recommend you call tech support of any new
host before you sign up - you will get a sample of the support you
are likely to receive when you are a customer). If you do not find a
convenient tech support number on the hosts home page - do not
And a note on your bill:
Do not over-subscribe to CrystalTech or whatever host you choose.
We have one Crystal Tech Front Page site with over 1500 pages:
1200 full size photo pages, text pages, a
registration form and several short movies. The site has an
average of almost 5000 visitors a month. The site space used
and bandwidth used is less than two thirds of the maximum permitted
Crystal Tech's $8.95 per month shared personal plan.
Just Starting? Your site and most of our other
sites work on CT's $5.95 monthly value plan
Just so you know, we also use
Crystaltech's other, more expensive plans; some of our clients
Crystaltech's SharePoint hosting plans,
Crystaltech's ASP hosting plans and others
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Crystal Tech is our favorite Web Hosting Company
- Simply we can not think of a better hosting company
- We are so impressed with CrystalTech that we bough some stock
in the company
We are impassioned by CrystalTech because of its excellent
service, low prices.
We believe that your experiences will be the same.
If they are not, we would like to hear about it info at
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Our superb experience with CrystalTech makes us not need to use
anyone else when we need comprehensive features (statistics, full
service email We are not selling anything here.
We only take time to write reviews when we find exceptional
value, exceptional service
Or when we feel short changed, cheated, taken advantage of,
or feel ripped off.
This review is our opinion or a reflection of our experiences.
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