Meet the Team: Allan Buchan

Here, we give some insight into what it’s like to be part of our Support team. Name: Allan Buchan Department: Support Job title: (our first!) Junior System Administrator Random fact about you: I enjoy growing super-hot chilies (and foolishly eating them!) Also, I’m naturally better at a South African accent than Dutch – even after living […]

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What We’ve Shipped: Symbiosis Update

We’re excited to announce that an update to Symbiosis is now available as an update on Bytemark Cloud. This update updates Symbiosis to the latest stable Debian version (Stretch) and adds many general fixes to improve reliability and increase performance. Whats New We’ve updated the Debian base from Jessie to Stretch. This brings extensive benefits, […]

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Two-Factor Authentication is here!

We’re excited to announce that two-factor authentication can now be set up on all Bytemark accounts. What is Two Factor Authentication? Two-factor authentication (also known as 2FA) is a method of confirming a user’s claimed identity by utilising a combination of two different unique identification mechanisms. Typically these mechanisms fall into at least two of […]

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How to set up a WordPress site quickly

WordPress is an incredibly popular website management system, powering an estimated 25% of websites. We love it because at its very core, it’s an open source CMS. The source code is freely available for anyone to study, use, modify, and build upon. This has resulted in thousands of people across the world using it to build sites, […]

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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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