Introduction To Free BSD
FreeBSD is a free and open source Unix-like operating system and a popular server platform. While FreeBSD and other BSD-based systems share much in common with systems like Linux, there are points where these two families diverge in important ways.
In this guide, we will briefly discuss some commonalities between FreeBSD and Linux before moving on to a more extended discussion of the important differences be...
This tutorial is part 2 of 7 in the series: Getting Started with FreeBSD
FreeBSD is a secure, high performance operating system that is suitable for a variety of server roles. In this guide, we will cover some basic information about how to get started with a FreeBSD server.
Step One — Log In with SSH
The first step you need to take to begin configuring your FreeBSD server is to log in. On BIP media, you must provide a publ...
Introduction to SSH Key Based Authentication
This tutorial is part 3 of 7 in the series: Getting Started with FreeBSD. In general SSH, or secure shell, is a network protocol that provides a secure, encrypted way to communicate with and administer your servers. As SSH is the most common way of working with a FreeBSD server, you will want to familiarize yourself with the different ways that you can authenticate and log in to your server. W...
This tutorial is part 4 of 7 in the series: Getting Started with FreeBSD 10.1
Introduction To FreeBSD 10
When setting up a new FreeBSD 10 server, there are a number of optional steps you can take to get your server into a more production-friendly state. In this guide, we will cover some of the most common examples.
We will go over how to set up a simple, easy-to-configure FreeBSD 10 firewall that denies most traffic. We ...
This tutorial is part 5 of 7 in the series: Getting Started with FreeBSDIntroduction
When administering FreeBSD 10.1 servers, it is important to understand the basic maintenance procedures that will help you keep your systems in good shape.
In this guide, we will be covering the basic processes needed to keep your server up-to-date and functioning properly. We will be covering how to update the base operating system that the Fre...
This tutorial is part 6 of 7 in the series: Getting Started with FreeBSD
Introduction to FreeBSD on a VPS server
FreeBSD binary package manager, pkg, can be used to easily manage the installation of pre-compiled applications, the FreeBSD equivalent Debian and RPM packages. When compared with the other prevalent method of software installation on FreeBSD 10.1, compiling ports with the Ports Collection, using packages provides a simpler and...
This tutorial is part 7 of 7 in the series: Getting Started with FreeBSD.
FreeBSD is a powerful operating system capable of functioning in a variety of roles. Part of what makes this operating system an ideal choice in many scenarios is its reputation for flexibility. A large contribution to this reputation comes from FreeBSD's supported method for installing software from source, known as the ports system.