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 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!

    Our Cloud is an extensive network of physical hardware that provides virtual computing resources (like RAM, CPU and SSD drives). Each of these resources is not tied to a single piece of physical hardware, which means that we can perform maintenance of our hardware without causing an outage for any of our customers.

    This is very different to a Dedicated hosting, where your data and services are physically tied to a single Dedicated Server. Any maintenance or hardware failure of your Dedicated Server would cause any services on that server to be unavailable.

    In short, we designed our Cloud Servers to stay running, and 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 service for any of our customers.

    Most other hosting providers don’t do live migrations, and therefore tie your server to a single piece of hardware. When that hardware fails, other providers may require you to rebuild your server from backups, or require you to wait for new hardware to be provisioned. With our Cloud Servers, even if any of our underlying hardware fails, we can usually start your Cloud Server on different hardware almost immediately, which drastically reduces the length of an outage.

  • 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 has lower performance than SSD storage but is significantly cheaper. It’s too slow for the first disc, which will carry your operating system and sites.

    But Archive storage is ideal for 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.

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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