Below is a step-by-step guide on how to install FreeBSD on a VPS from

  1. Sign up and Choose a Plan:

    • Visit and sign up for an account if you haven’t already.
    • Choose a VPS plan that suits your requirements. Ensure it meets the minimum requirements for FreeBSD installation.
  2. Access your Dashboard:

    • Log in to your account.
    • Navigate to your dashboard where you can manage your VPS instances.
  3. Deploy a New VPS Instance:

    • Look for an option to deploy a new VPS instance.
    • Choose FreeBSD as the operating system for your new instance.
  4. Configure Instance Settings:

    • Select the resources (CPU, RAM, storage) based on your needs and the specifications of your chosen plan.
    • Choose a data center location that is closest to your target audience or offers the best performance for your use case.
    • Set up SSH key authentication if preferred, or opt for a root password to access the instance.
  5. Deploy the Instance:

    • Confirm your settings and deploy the VPS instance.
  6. Access Your VPS via SSH:

    • Once the VPS instance is deployed, you’ll receive an IP address and login credentials.
    • Open your terminal or SSH client.
    • Use the provided credentials to SSH into your VPS:
      ssh root@your_vps_ip
  7. Begin FreeBSD Installation:

    • Once logged in, you will be presented with the FreeBSD installer.
    • Follow the on-screen prompts to configure your FreeBSD installation.
    • Typically, you will be asked to select options such as keyboard layout, hostname, network configuration, and disk partitioning.
  8. Complete Installation:

    • Once you’ve completed the configuration steps, the installer will begin installing FreeBSD onto your VPS.
    • This process may take some time depending on your VPS specifications and internet connection speed.
  9. Post-Installation Configuration:

    • After the installation is complete, you’ll be prompted to reboot your VPS.
    • Once rebooted, log in to your FreeBSD instance using the credentials you set during installation.
    • Perform any additional configuration or setup steps required for your specific use case.
  10. Update FreeBSD (Optional but Recommended):

    • After installation, it’s a good practice to update FreeBSD to ensure you have the latest security patches and software updates:
      freebsd-update fetch freebsd-update install
  11. Set Up Additional Software (Optional):

    • Depending on your needs, you may want to install additional software packages using the FreeBSD package manager (pkg).
  12. Configure Firewall and Security (Optional but Recommended):

    • Configure the FreeBSD firewall (pf) and ensure that appropriate security measures are in place to protect your VPS.

That’s it! You’ve successfully installed FreeBSD on your VPS from You can now start using your FreeBSD instance for your desired applications or projects.