Open source email, mailing lists, blogs, hosting, streaming, websites, and more...

Life in the Cloud: our server farm and operativesWelcome to XtreamLab.  We provide managed traditional and cloud Internet services running on purely Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) to a range of organisations in the UK with particular emphasis on small to medium sized ethical businesses, community groups, co-operatives, and social projects.

We can provide the following:

  • Email (IMAP and POP with support SSL and TLS for using with a email client app, such as Thunderbird or your iPhone, Blackberry or Android device). We also offer webmail using either the beautifully simple SquirrelMail or the elegantly excellent Roundcube.
  • Managed scalable Cloud services for distributed computing, dockerised containers, and IoT networks, on a range of providers.
  • Mailing lists and discussion groups using the popular GNU Mailman mailing list manager.
  • Web site hosting and blogs running on Drupal, Drupal, CiviCRM and Wordpress, Django, Magento, or other Perl, PHP, Ruby, JavaScript, Java or Python based systems.
  • Streaming and podcasting for Internet radio and TV using Icecast, Red5, Flash Media Server, or Quick Time Streaming Server.
  • Syncing and sharing of files, calendars and contacts with Owncloud.
  • Web analytics with Piwik.

We provide these services at a reasonable cost to individuals requiring a service for non-commercial purposes, co-operatives or not-for-profit organisations, and standard commercial rates if you require your site for commercial purposes, or you are a larger NGO.

Should you require any of our services, please get in touch with us by emailing us.

We don't have a social contract per se, but we'll host you if we like you, and we reserve the right not to provide you with services if we don't feel we can, or we don't agree with what it is that you do. No offence, it's just the way it is.

Who is behind XtreamLab?

XtreamLab is run by Marcus Valentine and Mike Harris incorporated under the name XtreamLab Internet Services Limited (company number 08535039).  We are also VAT registered - number GB 163 922 991.

Wasn't XtreamLab something else?

In a previous incarnation, XtreamLab focussed on providing Internet streaming services and received funding from the (now defunct) South-West Regional Development Agency for two ground-breaking events, VENN 2007 and D.R.O.I.D. Prior to this XtreamLab was also involved in streaming for events in London, Bristol and Barcelona. This site is not directly linked to the old versions of XtreamLab, but some of our experience is drawn from them; if you're looking for streaming, we can still do it. Find out what it was all about at this web page and peruse the microsite for D.R.O.I.D: Reality isn't everything.

Who uses XtreamLab?

We're providing services to The Bristol Cable, Inaura, the inclusion charity, The People's Republic of Stokes Croft, Scalarama, Bristol Wireless, Bristol Palestine Film Festival, Easton Community Centre, Treescape Oxford, Cube Microplex, The Moonflowers, The Fantasy Orchestra, Lady Carpenter, Dorkbot Barcelona, Bristol HackspaceBristol Radical History, Ed Pope HistoryBroad Bean Productions, ITACA, Easton Cowboys & Cowgirls, Lady Lucy, Manchester Blogs, Sunseed Desert Technology, Moulin de la Treille, BarnCamp, Make Wealth History, Miranda La Mutanta Hydra Book Shop, the Shrewsbury 24 campaign, Barncamp, Bristol Anarchist Bookfair, Lucid Language, Will Simpson and HacktionLab amongst others.

How do I get in touch with you?

You can try emailing us...