Posts in: Bytemark Cloud Servers

Updates about Bytemark’s cloud servers and automated platform (formerly called BigV).

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How & Why We Built a Bytemark Status Site

One of our manifesto principles is an ongoing commitment to transparency and clear communication. That’s why since 2005, we have detailed every outage affecting our products and network on our public forum. In 2015, we built on that commitment by launching a dedicated Bytemark Status site ( where we have continued to report all service interruptions […]

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Re-image VMs in BigV web control panel

You can now re-image your BigV VMs through the web control panel! This lets you install a fresh (or different) operating system, whilst keeping the VM spec and networking setup (IPs). Please note: Re-image wipes any attached discs, so please backup externally to keep data. You’ll be given a new root password You’ll likely get […]

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Using “git push” to deploy Ruby applications to your own server

If you’ve used Heroku you’ll be familiar with the convenience of using “git push” to deploy your Ruby application. Here’s how you can do the same on Bytemark Cloud using Dokku – a simple system that allows quick deployment of packaged applications, or “buildpacks”. Dokku uses software called Buildstep and contains your applications using Docker. That’s a lot of buzzwords to put onto […]

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What is BigV? The Unveiling

Note: Since the original publication, BigV has been renamed Bytemark Cloud and offers many new features since the platform launched in 2011. BigV is Bytemark’s very own cloud hosting platform, built in-house. It builds on virtual machine (VM) technology to provide hosting that is both flexible and resilient. Flexibility: You can change your servers’ RAM or […]

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