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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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Sharing our live customer satisfaction ratings

We’re now publishing our live customer satisfaction ratings. This is another element of delivering on our commitment to transparency as defined in the Bytemark Manifesto. It’s also an important driver of our growth: happy customers are customers who stay and help us grow by recommending us. This also means we never employ “used car salesman” […]

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A visit from Saint Nick

An original by Nathan… ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the land, only photons were stirring in fibres of sand. Carrying seasonal greetings and holiday cheer, and last minute orders ‘fore the sales next year. The shoppers were nestled and snug in their beds, while the sysadmins toiled at their keyboards instead. And […]

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Is York poised to emerge as the UK’s next digital city?

Originally published in Prolific North in April… Known more for its history than digital creativity, York has spent the last decade quietly reinventing itself as a city ready for the super-connected digital future. Is York now positioned to be the UK’s next tech startup success story? Having existed for almost two millennia, York is known better […]

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Live railway cameras from YO26 in York

When the first train left York station in 1839, rail travel was still very new. In fact, the first passenger railway between two stations (Manchester to Liverpool) had only been completed nine years before. Some say that the railway “saved York from stagnation” and it’s not hard to see the lasting impact that railways and […]

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2013 server range now available

At Bytemark Hosting we accept paper pictures of the queen in exchange for access to our well-connected computational devices. We call these concepts “money” and “servers”. Every 12 months or so, we find that we can take less “money” or give you more “servers”, or both. And now it’s that time again, rejoice! So here’s […]

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Bytemark hosting the Open Rights Group

For the foreseeable future, Bytemark will be helping to sponsor the Open Rights Group with as much hosting as they need to support their many and important campaigns for civil liberties in the UK. The Open Rights Group have been campaigning for 7 years, funded by 700 seed supporters who joined up under the pledge: […]

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