Ever been stuck with a downed server? Not with Bytemark – you can reboot and reinstall from our console, and because we build our servers by hand, we know how to keep them running if hardware fails.
A server will need to reserve a certain amount of memory while it is processing a web page, or incoming email, so the amount of memory you need will be proportional to how busy your server is. When a server hits its memory limit, performance usually degrades sharply.
The number of simultaneous processing units that this server can do. Literally the number of things it can do at once. A two-core server can handle a lot of tasks literally twice as fast as a one-core server, though some tasks will make better use of multiple cores than others (processing web pages splits itself fairly ideally across multiple cores though).
The amount of data that your server can store, of which 2-5GB is required for a Linux-based system. The rest is free for your sites, mailboxes and databases.
The amount of off-site storage you are allocated with this product, which is intended for you to set up backups. Backup space quotas may be pooled between different products on the same account.
The amount of data you may transfer in one month from this product before excess charges apply. Traffic allowances may be pooled between products on the same account.
- Full range of Linux or Windows operating systems
- Ability to reboot and reimage at any time
- 4-hour/24-hour hardware replacement guarantee
- Mirrored drives are standard issue
- Up to 16GiB RAM, 3TB disc space and solid state drives for extreme speed.
Q. What if my server goes wrong?
When we deliver your dedicated server, you get access to the console shell which allows you to both reboot and access the console of your server. This means that even if your firewall is misconfigured, or you're investigating a hardware fault, you can keep control of the server.
Q. What happens if there's a hardware fault?
Bytemark monitor the serial lines of all our servers to look out for disc failures. If we see one, we'll contact you to arrange to bring the server down to change the disc. Because all our servers have two discs, you shouldn't lose any data as a result of such a failure.
That's the most common fault, but if you spot something else, our excellent support people will track it down, even out of hours, and fix it for you. We guarantee to change faulty hardware, once reported, within 4 working hours, or 24 hours.
Q. Can I reimage the server?
Yes you can! If you need to start over, you can use our console shell to reimage your system at any time, without intervention from Bytemark.
Operating system choices
You can pick from any of the following OS for your dedicated server:
- Debian GNU/Linux (squeeze)
- Ubuntu (precise and quantal)
- CentOS (6.3 and 5.8)
- Windows Server 2012 Standard/Datacenter Edition
- SQL Server + other Microsoft products
Our Windows licensing page should help you work out the right version of Windows for your needs.
“I've stayed with Bytemark over a few years mainly because of the great value for money, service and overall package you deliver. Now using Symbiosis all the fiddly little bits and pieces that used to confuse me are a thing of the past. It's great how it joins all the best UNIX software for the job and makes it so easy to set up.”