Matthew Bloch

Matthew Bloch

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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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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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We’re supporting Ubuntu MATE

I’m happy to announce that Bytemark is supporting the Ubuntu MATE operating system project, which is based on a traditional computer desktop. We’re providing hosting for its community forums & wiki and bandwidth for its very popular Raspberry Pi distribution. The MATE project’s admirable goal is “to add support for new technologies while preserving a classic desktop experience”. […]

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We’re sponsoring RailsGirls

We’re very happy that we’re sponsoring Rails Girls Manchester, a 1½ day workshop at Manchester Digital Laboratory this August 12th. It’s completely free for women to register and attend. Rails Girls deliver speedy, practical workshops all around the world to introduce women to programming and design, with a style that cuts through stuffy documentation to reach beginners […]

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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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