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New Year, New Look: Bytemark’s Rebrand Goes Live

If you’ve visited the blog before, you’ll have noticed that things look a bit different. We’ve launched the new branding that we first announced back in October 2018! But the start of the project, which we’ve worked on alongside United By Design, actually dates back even further. Bytemark has more web properties than most. There’s the […]

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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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A new chapter as Bytemark moves up the stack

You and thousands of other developers have trusted Bytemark since Peter and I founded the company in 2002. Since then we’ve built our own cloud hosting platform, our own data centre in York, and hundreds of custom managed hosting solutions. We’ve built our own support & engineering teams, after first building our own anonymous recruitment […]

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Meet the Team: Allan Buchan

Here, we give some insight into what it’s like to be part of our Support team. If you’d like to learn more about Software Engineering too, take a look at our other team interview with Hannah. Name: Allan Buchan Department: Support Job title: (our first!) Junior System Administrator Random fact about you: I enjoy growing super-hot […]

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Meet the Team: Hannah Pirie

Want to learn more about our team and what it’s like to work at Bytemark? This post was the first in our ‘Meet the Team’ series – we’ve since spoken to Allan, our System Administrator too. But first, let’s hear from Hannah, our Placement Year Student Turned Junior Developer! Name: Hannah Pirie Department: Moved between […]

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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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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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Bytemark buys Derby web hosting company Swordfish

This morning, we’re announcing that we’ve acquired Derby web hosting company Swordfish Hosting. The purchase includes Swordfish’s data centre assets and its customers. We’re looking forward to welcoming Swordfish’s customers to Bytemark. First and foremost, the service to Swordfish customers will remain the same, at the same price. We’ve answered some questions about the transition […]

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Fresh Yorkshire air helps Bytemark breeze through to finals of global datacentre awards

Good news, everyone! Our datacentre in York, YO26, has been selected as a finalist in the DatacenterDynamics EMEA Awards 2013, for the category: “Innovation in Medium Datacenter”. And that’s thanks in no small part to the way we’re taking advantage of Yorkshire’s climate to cool our servers. The DatacenterDynamics Awards are the global industry awards […]

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