How to Bytemark

Install the client

We recommend you use a package manager to install our software so that you get automatic updates. Follow the instructions below to get started!

OS X (via Homebrew)

Open Terminal and run this command:

brew install bytemarkhosting/tools/bytemark-client

Alternatively, grab a one-off download (but you won’t get any automatic updates).

Linux

Create the file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bytemark-client.list with these contents:

deb http://repo.bytemark.co.uk/bytemark-client/debian ./

Run these commands to install the Bytemark package signing key and the software:

wget -O- https://secure.bytemark.co.uk/key/repositories-2014.key \
  | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install bytemark-client

Alternatively, grab a one-off download (but you won’t get any automatic updates).

Windows (via Chocolatey)

Open Powershell and run this command:

choco install bytemark

Alternatively, grab a one-off download and run it from the command-line.

Getting started

Once you’ve installed the client, run bytemark to show the available commands.

  • If you’re completely new to Bytemark then signup for an account.

  • If you have an account with us already, tell the command-line client to use your account and username by default:

    bytemark config set account alice
    bytemark config set user alice
    

    Now you can create a Cloud Server.

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