Mythic Beasts is a privately owned hosting ISP with a focus on providing services to technically capable customers. Started in 2000 by a group of Oxford and Cambridge University graduates who were dissatisfied customers of other shared hosting providers it began offering shell accounts on a shared host as a hobby project. This grew over many years introducing colocation (2003), virtual dedicated servers (2004), dedicated servers (2005), out-of-London colocation and hosting in Cambridge (2008), a presence in a third London data centre (2012), hosting on Raspberry Pis (2016), one-click SSL provisioning (2016), and a presence in data centres in the Netherlands and California (2018). During the same period we acquiring the shared hosting services of Black Cat Networks (2007), hosting provider Bluelinux (2010), the hosting and virtual server provider Retrosnub (2017), and the virtual server providers Bhost and VMHaus (2018).
Mythic Beasts has grown mostly by profit funded organic growth and selected acquisitions from its humble starting position of a single shared machine to its current footprint of many hundreds of servers across eight different data centres. Mythic Beasts has recorded a net operating profit in every financial year but one since it began operating, has no debt and has never taken external investment. Over 95% of the voting shares remain with the original founders.