Founded in 2019, Kru.pl is a Polish web hosting provider that offers cloud web hosting and WordPress hosting for small to medium-sized businesses. It also provides telecommunications and other web-related services such as SSL certificates and domain name registration. All of Kru.pl’s servers are located in Poland.
The Kru.pl website is only available in Polish, but it’s easy to navigate when you use your browser’s translation tool. It shows all prices in Polish zloty.
It’s also worth noting that Kru.pl has a free WordPress hosting plan with 1 GB of disk space, unlimited bandwidth, 1 WordPress installation, and a free domain name.
Features and Ease of Use
Kru.pl offers three cloud web hosting plans for businesses – Cloud Start, Cloud Medium, and Cloud Premium. All three packages are Linux-based and come with unlimited websites, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited email accounts, unlimited MySQL databases, free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates, and a free .pl or .eu domain name (for the first year).
Other hosting features include:
- DirectAdmin control panel
- Support for PHP (5.6 to 7.4)
- SSD NVMe disks
- Support for IonCube, Apache, and ImageMagick
- Two-factor authentication
- Antivirus and antimalware (Imunify360)
- Website builder
- Application installer
With the Cloud Start plan, you get 30 GB of disk space and 128 MB of memory, but no SSH access. This plan is suitable for small businesses.
The Cloud Medium plan gives you 50 GB of disk space and 256 MB of memory, but no SSH access.
The Cloud Premium plan comes with the most resources, such as 100 GB of disk space, 512 MB of memory, and SSH access.
NVMe disks are used with all cloud web hosting packages to provide faster performance than traditional HDD or even SATA SSD III disk drives.
Kru.pl offers the DirectAdmin control panel rather than cPanel. DirectAdmin has an easier to use interface than cPanel, especially if you prefer to manage all accounts and domains yourself.
With the application auto-installer, you can install hundreds of popular CMS apps and scripts, including Magento, OpenCart, PrestaShop, and Joomla!, with a single click. You can also create your website using the free built-in website builder. All plans include backups for up to 14 days to safeguard your data.
Although Kru.pl’s cloud web hosting features aren’t exceptional, they’re enough to give you a functional website.
Pricing and Support
Kru.pl’s cloud web hosting prices range from cheap to moderate. You can choose to be billed monthly, annually, or triennially. The longer the subscription term, the more you save.
As previously mentioned, this host offers a free domain name for the first year with all annual subscriptions. You can also test Kru.pl for 14 days, and all plans come with zero setup fees.
You can contact Kru.pl’s customer support via email, live chat, phone, or ticket. Unfortunately, the live chat team isn’t available 24/7.
Because I couldn’t engage in a live chat with a Kru.pl representative, I utilized the ticket system to send a set of general questions. An initial response was received within a span of 2 hours (which is not particularly fast), addressing only a limited portion of the questions I had posed.
There is a comprehensive knowledgebase (in Polish) on the website with a range of important articles and tutorials.