Deliver your best performance with Bytemark Cloud

Fast, flexible hosting with expert UK support

Try this server free for 7 days!*

Start your trial today * The free trial has a £50/month maximum spend limitation.

100% UK local based support

Since 2002, we’ve helped thousands of customers build their projects and businesses by keeping their applications and sites up.

Our customers benefit from:

  • Phone and email support during UK business hours (9am–5pm).
  • 100% UK-based support staff.
  • 100% core network availability
  • 24-hour emergency support for urgent, business-critical issues.
  • Two UK-based data centres, in York & Manchester
  • A transparent Service Level Agreement.

Included in all our cloud hosting plans:

Easily Scale

Upgrade memory and disk space independently - we're flexible!

Run any OS

Run any modern OS - including Debian, Windows, CentOS, and Ubuntu.

Easily manage your server

Make server management simple with Symbiosis, Bytemark's fully documented server management software.

SSD Storage

Speed and storage performance we utilise solid state disks (SSDs) on all cloud hosting servers.

Fair pricing

Always know where you stand with transparent pricing from the beginning.

Backups

Automatic backups available for York-based Cloud Servers, Manchester coming soon.

Flexible network setup and access

Permanent IPv4 and IPv6 addresses as standard. Extra IPv4s available.

Extensive documentation

Get in-depth guidance with our developer focused documentation.

Free SSL certificates

SSL Certificates included as standard through Let’s Encrypt.

Free trial available

Free 7-day trial and custom trials available on demand.

Transparent cloud hosting from £10 per month

Base Specification Cloud Server

£10p/m
1 core
1GiB memory
25GiB SSD
1TB transfer
1 IPv4 address
1 IPv6 address

Our cloud hosting starts with a base specification server which you can scale up in line with your requirements. Additional upgrades are listed below:

Additional Upgrades pp/each
+
1 GiB Memory: (Max 180 GiB)
Cores: (Added based on memory)
  • 1-3GiB Memory = 1 core
  • 4-7GiB = 2 core
  • 8-11GiB = 3 core
  • 60GiB-180GiB = 16 cores
+ £10
+10 GiB SSD Storage + £2
+100 GiB Archive Storage + £2
+1 TB Transfer + £20
+1 IPv4 Address + £1
+Load Balancer + £20
+
Windows License
(per GiB memory)
+ £1

Why customers choose Bytemark for Cloud Hosting

Always ready

Our support team are easily reached via phone or email, meaning you can always get a friendly, expedient answer.

An expanding community

We love talking with our customers and helping them through our community channels - including the Bytemark Forum and IRC.

Doing the right thing

We are ISO 27001 certified, Fair tax Mark Certified and Living Wage Accredited

Environmentally friendly

We use fresh air cooling in our York DC to limit our impact on the environment. We also aim to use low powered, high performance components.

Easy to use panel

Use our panel to manage your server. Spend less time setting up and and spend more time developing your applications.

  • Quickly set up websites and email in just four steps
  • Host PHP, Ruby on Rails, Perl and MySQL with ease
  • Ideal for beginners and a time-saver for experts
  • Simplify complex tasks like firewalling, spam filtering, and automating backups
Panel Screenshot

Get started with Bytemark Cloud today

Try our cloud hosting platform for free for 7 days. You will be able to test out the system and see how our superior infrastructure can benefit your business. After the free trial you will be billed monthly for your server.

Our Cloud hosting is built around you!

Infrastructure & Security

Investing in resilience.

We own our data centre YO26 in York, run a backup site in Manchester and a national network via London.

Our data centres have multiple layers of access control and we routinely deal with UK government and healthcare contracts.

Speed & Resilience

We developed and now maintain our own Cloud Platform. This ensured that the speed and reliability of our platform were considered from the start.

Our in-house support team are technically savvy and deeply familiar with our platform.

Run any OS - Our Cloud hosting is built to scale

Our cloud hosting platform is perfect to run your favourite Operating systems and all major web applications.

Symbiosis

Debian

Ubuntu

CentOS

Windows

We aim to provide the most recent, stable version of each OS.

We also include our Symbiosis management layer (on top of Debian) and can provide licenses for other Microsoft products, such as SQL server.

Need something more exotic?
We’re happy to help: email us to find out more.

Trusted by developers, big brands and people like you!

Rich Sage

Top support from @bytemark with latest project, speedy responses on support queries, and generally all-round helpful bods :-)

Andrew Cope, Evergreen Computing Ltd

Bytemark give us an edge over our competition as we have direct control over our hosting servers, with the ability to configure any aspect without impediment. And their fees are so cost-effective that we can offer real value to our customers too.

Nick Mason, Age of Stupid

Thank you so much for all your help with the server. We handled 6 times our normal traffic with absolutely no slowdown. I really appreciate all the help and advice you guys gave at such short notice and how quickly you got the new server going. Could have been a bit of a disaster without it! I’ll most definitely be recommending you to anyone who’s looking for hosting in the future.

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Cloud Hosting FAQs

  • What is Cloud Hosting?

    Cloud hosting allows data to be stored virtually between a theoretically unlimited number of machines.

    The “cloud” acts as a extensive network of virtual servers which provide computing resources. These resources are not tied to a single machine and can therefore are not affected when there is an outage of a single server.

    This is opposed to dedicated hosting where data is physically tied to one machine.

    In short; we designed our Cloud Servers to stay running; you are not obligated to over-provision for reasonable uptime or to avoid data loss.

    Behind the scenes, we sometimes move your servers between different pieces of hardware (sometimes called ‘live migration’). This allows us to perform upgrades and fixes to both software and hardware as needed, without interrupting our customers’ services.

    Most server providers (who don’t do live migrations) tie your server to a piece of hardware. When that hardware fails, these providers may require you to rebuild your server from backups, or wait for hardware to be re-provisioned. Our Cloud Servers can usually be rebooted on new hardware when a failure is detected, shortening down time.

    We also use custom-designed network storage allowing you to add more storage whenever you need, as well as for us to live migrate that storage in case of trouble.

  • What is Bytemark Client?

    Our command-line client is another way of managing your server and is perfect for those who are familiar with the command-line.

    You can do all sorts of things with the command-line client, such as create a new account, image a new Cloud Server, or manage an existing Cloud Server.

    If you’re a programmer, you might also want to integrate with our API.

    Get started now with our installation instructions!

  • What is Symbiosis?

    Symbiosis is an open-source hosting environment developed at by the team at Bytemark.

    Setting up a server from scratch can be fiddly and repetitive. That’s why we created Symbiosis: a simple but powerful way of setting up and managing servers.

    Using Symbiosis to manage your server means there is less time spent setting it up and more time spent developing your applications.

    You can use it to:

    • Quickly set up websites and email in just four steps
    • Simplify complex tasks like firewalling, spam filtering and automating backups
    • Host PHP, Ruby on Rails, Perl and MySQL with ease
    • Ideal for beginners and a time-saver for experts
    • System security updates applied automatically

    Symbiosis is built on reliable Debian GNU/Linux. It’s available free with every Bytemark server and is fully documented.

  • How does the free trial work?

    The trial has a limit of £50/month spend which includes Cloud Servers, additional discs, IP addresses and backups.

    It does not include domain registrations, which must be purchased separately.

    The trial lasts for 7 days. You may upgrade at any time during the trial by clicking the ‘Upgrade’ button in Panel.

  • What is GiB?

    The Gibibyte (GiB) is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information. It can be confused with GB, which stands for Gigabyte.

    GiB and GB both are two different digital data storage units, however they are closely related as they are both used to denote the hardware storage in hard drives or the capacity of RAM.

    GB are defined as a multiplier of 109 (a billion)

    GiB are expressed as a base of 2 due to the binary system used to encode data in computing. It’s natural for memory to be dealt with in quantities that are powers of 2: 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024.

    This system, whilst accurate in representing computing power, is slightly more mathematically complex than using the decimal system.

    1 GiB equals 230 bytes or 1,073,741,824 GB, or approximately 7% larger than the gigabit.

    We prefer to use the slightly more complex GiB scale simply because it is more accurate and representative of our network.

  • What is archive storage?

    Archive storage is an additional disc that you can attach to your Cloud Server. It has lower performance than SSD storage but is significantly cheaper.

    Archive storage is an ideal place to store backups as it’s cheap and guaranteed to be on different underlying hardware than your main SSD storage. It’s also useful for log files and other data where performance isn’t critical.

Get started with Bytemark Cloud Today

Try our cloud hosting platform free for 7 days. You will be able to test out the system and experience the unique flexibility of Bytemark Cloud.

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