Deliver your best performance with Bytemark Cloud

Fast, flexible cloud hosting with expert UK based support. Scale your setup from single cloud server through to a multiple server cluster.

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Included in all our cloud hosting plans

Easily Scale

Upgrade memory and disk space independently and add multiple servers as you grow.

Run any Operating System

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

Easily manage your server

Use our control panel or API to directly manage your servers

High performance SSD Storage

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

Fair pricing

Always know where you stand with transparent pricing on all our services.

Daily Backups

Set automatic backups to any schedule and choose how many you keep.

Simplified Load Balancing

Build scalable websites and applications, increase the performance of your existing infrastructure and add redundancy to critical services. Find out more

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

Get started with our free 7-day trial.

Transparent cloud hosting from £10 per month

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

Base Specification
Cloud Server
£10p/m

1 core
1GiB memory
25GiB SSD
1TB transfer
1 IPv4 address
1 IPv6 address

Try for free for 7 days

Additional Upgradespp/each
1 GiB Memory: (Max 180 GiB)
Cores: (Added based on memory)
+ £10
10 GiB SSD Storage+ £2
100 GiB Archive Storage+ £2
1 TB Transfer+ £20
1 IPv4 Address+ £1
Load Balancer+ £20
Windows Licence (per GiB memory)+ £2

100% UK local based support

We offer 24-hour customer support by phone and email, plus a forum to talk about anything related to Bytemark products and services.

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
Easy to use panel

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.

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 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.

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.

Cloud Hosting FAQs

  • What is Cloud Hosting?

    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.

  • 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?

    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

  • What is archive storage?

    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.