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Self-Hosted & Open Source Software Worth Trying in 2019

The open source community has been key to some of the biggest tech trends in recent years – notably Kubernetes and Docker. Both tools are undoubtedly impressive, and together they enable hyper-scalability, continuous integration and rapid software development. This is an exciting opportunity for many businesses. But what if that’s not what you need at […]

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Why We Migrated to WordPress: The Benefits of a CMS

Content management systems (CMS) have become a key business tool. They allow you to add, edit, format and delete digital content (text, images, videos etc.) via a user-friendly interface. This removes the need to deal with any backend code, making the process of updating website content more accessible for individuals who aren’t highly technical. As […]

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Introducing a Bright New Identity for Bytemark

Bytemark was founded back in 2002 and over the last 16 years, we have custom-built our own hosting platform which has continually evolved, adding new services and features to ensure we always offer you the fast, flexible and reliable hosting that you need. But, despite constantly developing our tech, our look as a company has […]

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Upgrading Networks in Zambia

Back in August 2016 I flew out to Zambia with four others to volunteer at the Saint Francis’ Hospital, Katete to upgrade their network. The hospital is located in in a relatively remote part of eastern Zambia, around an hours drive from the Mozambique and Malawi border. Due to this remote location, it can be […]

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How to Protect Yourself from DDoS

In October 2016 there was a significant denial-of-service attack (DDoS) which took down Netflix, Reddit, Twitter and other big internet services. People noticed slow-loading pages, not being able to watch a favourite show, or even having their whole work day grind to a halt: The whole internet is down, so I guess I'm calling a snow […]

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Let’s Encrypt with Symbiosis

We’ve been testing the latest release of Symbiosis Jessie over the last few months with Let’s Encrypt and we’re proud to say it’s now packaged with Symbiosis! What is Let’s Encrypt? Let’s encrypt is a free, open certificate authority (CA) that launched at the end of 2015. It provides SSL/TLS certificates via an automated process […]

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Setting up a Raspberry Pi perfectly on the first boot

Bytemark’s offices have long been missing that vital component of any tech company – wall-hanging status displays! I want to show off some vital statistics: support satisfaction statistics for our support team, the railcams, sales figures – all that movie stuff! Easy, right? We’ll use Raspberry Pis to do the display – they’re cheap and easily hidden behind […]

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