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 single shared host as a hobby project. This grew over many years as we introduced: dynamic DNS (2002), colocation (2003), our own rack in London (2004), virtual dedicated servers (2004), dedicated servers (2005), server management (2006), out-of-London colocation and hosting in Cambridge (2008), a presence in a third London data centre (2012), IPv6-only hosting (2015), hosting on Raspberry Pis (2016), one-click SSL provisioning (2016), and racks 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 other than the first, has no debt and has never taken external investment. Over 95% of the voting shares remain with the original founders, with the rest being owned by current and former employees.