Friendly banter

The place to ask questions about the Operating Systems we use (i.e. Linux), and anything else to do with the services we provide that may be considered off-topic in the other forums.

Site Feedback

Discussion about this site, its organization, how it works, and how we can improve it.

Webserver software

The place to ask about Webservers (e.g. Apache), scripting languages (e.g PHP), databases (e.g. MySQL) and other software associated with web servers.

Virtual machines

The place to talk about issues related to virtual machines and the KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) technology.

Mail software

The place to ask about MTA's (e.g. Exim, Postfix), spam detection & rejection software/techniques (e.g. SpamAssassin), IMAP & POP3 servers (e.g. Courier), mail routing & setup and associated services.

Dedicated hosts

The place to talk about issues to do with dedicated hosts.


The place to talk about other topics such as firewalls, ssh and other issues surrounding securing your shiny machine.


The forum for discussions about TinyDNS, Bind and other such tomfoolery.

Company & product news

Announcements of new products, services and trials. Keep up-to-date with the inside of your favourite ISP.

Outage notifications

As of 19 May 2015, 1420 BST, our status notifications can be found on our new Status site:

Symbiosis users

Symbiosis is Bytemark's answer to the web-based control panels. It is designed to ease system administration, whilst maintaining the server's integrity.


This category is for queries about IPv6 services.

Cloud servers

Updates and news about Bytemark's cloud servers (formerly called BigV) -