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.

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
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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.

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  • Set up a website

    Simply connect to your server via FTP, create a folder for your website, then upload files written in PHP or static HTML to create pages!

  • Set up email

    Again, connect to your server via FTP.
    Then, create a 'mailboxes' directory where you can add more directories for each email address you want to create.

  • Set up a database

    Symbiosis comes with MySQL installed & running by default, so all you have to do is manage it! Simply connect your server to phpMyAdmin in your web browser and start adding new databaes and users.

  • Set up a chat server

    Symbiosis comes with Prosody (a chat server) built in.
    To make the chat server available for all of your email accounts, just add an XMP config file to your website folder.

What else can Symbiosis do?

Read our how-to guides & documentation to learn more about getting the most out of Symbiosis!