Simple server management for Linux

Unlock the power of Linux with Symbiosis

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, based on the reliability of Linux.

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

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


  • 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

Get started now

  1. Connect to your server (see
  2. Create a folder,
  3. Upload PHP or static HTML files
  4. Have a cup of tea (optional)

We recently suffered a hosting crisis and turned to Bytemark for help. The staff were cool, calm and collected throughout. They offered a very high level of customer service. and enabled us to switch over 85 domains and 100s of email addresses in a very short space of time.

Graham Cartwright, emediates

Powerful built-in tools:

  • Apache web server
  • Exim mail transport agent
  • Dovecot IMAP, POP3, and ManageSieve server
  • MySQL database server
  • PHP 5
  • SpamAssassin spam filtering
  • ClamAV anti-virus
  • Pure-FTPd FTP server
  • Roundcube webmail

Case studies:

  • UsVsTh3m use Symbiosis to keep us entertained.