Test your connection speed to our data centre in York

Did you know that YO26, Bytemark’s data centre in York, is included in the speedtest.net host directory? This means that you can carry out running connection and bandwidth tests to see how fast our services could work for you! What is speedtest.net? Speedtest is a third-party tool provided by Ookla. As the name suggests, it […]

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Attention hosting companies: This software builds your business

Dear colleagues and competitors in the hosting industry, Our businesses are built on an enormous foundation of free software. Web hosting remains solid, but we’ve all lost customers in the last 10 years to proprietary email platforms, and have just collectively just accepted it. Mail solutions based on exclusively free software are looking second rate compared to […]

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Bytemark’s self-built data centre

In February 2013, after over 10-years as a hosting provider, Bytemark made the decision to invest £1.2 million into building our own data centre. Here’s the complete guide to how we made it happen. YO26 Peter and I are proud to announce that we’ve completed the purchase of a building for Bytemark. The name, YO26, is taken […]

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What is BigV? The Unveiling

Note: Since the original publication, BigV has been renamed Bytemark Cloud and offers many new features since the platform launched in 2011. BigV is Bytemark’s very own cloud hosting platform, built in-house. It builds on virtual machine (VM) technology to provide hosting that is both flexible and resilient. Flexibility: You can change your servers’ RAM or […]

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Why Bytemark didn’t use Xen

We’re circling in on a test release of our new hosting system, called BigV.  Bytemark have never thrown more hardware or programmers at a project for so long, so if you’re in our fan club you might like the results.  I’m a little shy of making promises just yet, but I’ll write about a few […]

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The bumpy ride to IPv6

The internet is nearly full.  The space that has been used up isn’t physical – there are still data centres to be built and new web sites to put up, and increasing demand for both – it’s the address space.  Vint Cerf and the other researchers who built the internet’s foundations simply had to pick […]

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