Upgrade memory and disk space independently - we’re flexible!
Run any modern OS - including Debian, Windows, CentOS, and Ubuntu.
Make server management simple with Symbiosis, Bytemark’s fully documented server management software.
Speed and storage performance we utilise solid state disks (SSDs) on all cloud hosting servers.
Always know where you stand with transparent pricing from the beginning.
Automatic backups available for York-based Cloud Servers, Manchester coming soon.
Permanent IPv4 and IPv6 addresses as standard. Extra IPv4s available.
Get in-depth guidance with our developer focused documentation.
SSL Certificates included as standard through Let’s Encrypt.
Free 7-day trial and custom trials available on demand.
Since 2002, we’ve helped thousands of customers build their projects and businesses by keeping their applications and sites up. Our customers benefit from:
Our support team are easily reached via phone or email, meaning you can always get a friendly, expedient answer.
We love talking with our customers and helping them through our community channels - including the Bytemark Forum and IRC.
We are ISO 27001 certified, Fair tax Mark Certified and Living Wage Accredited.
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.
Use our panel to manage your server. Spend less time setting up and and spend more time developing your applications.
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.
Investing in resilience. We own our data centre YO26 in York, run a backup site in Manchester and a national network with presences in London and Leeds
Our data centres have multiple layers of access control and we routinely deal with UK government and healthcare contracts.
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.
Our cloud hosting platform is perfect to run your favourite Operating systems and all major web applications.
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.
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.
Cloud hosting is a method of providing virtual resources to customers in a way that is cheap and scalable. If you have a Bytemark Cloud Server, you are using Cloud hosting!
The “cloud” is a collection of virtual servers, spread over several physical machines. These virtual servers are not tied to a single physical machine and are therefore not affected when there is an outage of a single machine.
This is distinct from “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 machines; a process 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.
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!
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:
Symbiosis is built on reliable Debian GNU/Linux. It’s available free with every Bytemark server and is fully documented.
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.
A Gibibyte (GiB) is a binary Gigabyte.
Computers use the binary (base 2) number system, whereas humans are more used to the decimal (base 10) number system - which gives nice, round numbers!
1 Gigabyte (GB) is equal to 109 bytes (1,000,000,000 bytes) 1 Gibibyte (GiB) is equal to 230 bytes (1,073,741,824 bytes)
Physical computer storage, such as RAM and Hard Drives, is typically sized in decimal units eg. Kilobytes (KB), Megabytes (MB), Gigabytes (GB) etc.
Bytemark measures the resources allocated to its Cloud Servers in binary units eg. Kibibytes (KiB), Mebibytes (MiB), Gibibytes (GiB) etc. Resources measured in binary also happen to be slightly larger than decimal ones, so you are getting more for your money!
You can find more information on the Gibibyte here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibibyte
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.
Read more in our extensive user documentation including a simple way to make your Symbiosis backups more secure.
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.