FreeBSD Server
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Why choose FreeBSD

As soon as you click deploy, the Vultr cloud orchestration takes over and spins up your instance in your desired data center.

An Advanced System Derived From BSD

FreeBSD is a modern multi-user operating system with roots dating back to the 1970s. This UNIX-based operating system powers some of the busiest websites on the internet and is used by some of the largest IT organizations. FreeBSD's long list of features includes advanced networking, storage, security (firewall and jails), virtualization, and much more.

Available FreeBSD Versions

Develop locally, deploy globally®

30 worldwide locations

Amsterdam NL
Atlanta, GA US
Bangalore IN
Chicago, IL US
Dallas, TX US
Delhi NCR IN
Frankfurt DE
Honolulu, HI US
Johannesburg ZA
London GB
Los Angeles, CA US
Madrid ES
Melbourne AU
Mexico City MX
Miami, FL US
Mumbai IN
New Jersey, NJ US
Osaka JP
Paris FR
Santiago CL
São Paulo BR
Seattle, WA US
Seoul KR
Silicon Valley, CA US
Singapore SG
Stockholm SE
Sydney AU
Tokyo JP
Toronto CA
Warsaw PL
30 locations

Deploy your FreeBSD instance

Choose from a wide range of products.

Easy to manage

Our easy-to-use control panel and API let you spend more time coding and less time managing your infrastructure.

Vultr Control Panel
Vultr Control Panel - Current charges
Vultr Control Panel - Current charges
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Vultr Control Panel - Choose Application
Vultr Control Panel - Choose server Location
Vultr Control Panel - Available Addons
Vultr Control Panel - One-Click Deploy
Vultr Control Panel - Backup Status
Vultr Control Panel - DDoS Status
Vultr Control Panel - Server Actions
Vultr Control Panel - Manage Server

Standardized platform worldwide

100% SLA guaranteed

Enterprise grade stability and performance.

Powerful API

Integrate with our API to quickly spin up, destroy, and control your instances.

100% Intel cores

High performance Intel vCPUs guarantee consistent performance.

Solid-state drives

Blazing fast read/write speeds on solid-state disk hardware.

Virtual private clouds

Establish isolated regional VPCs for your applications.

Public IPv6 network

Develop for the next generation internet protocol.

Root administrator access

Full "root" access and a dedicated IP address included with all VMs.

Custom ISOs

Deploy any operating system of your choosing.

Additional resources

Documentation and FAQs for FreeBSD


How do I change the FreeBSD hostname?

You can change the hostname from the customer portal, but this also reinstalls and wipes all data. See our guide to change the hostname without reinstalling.

How do I keep FreeBSD secure?

We recommend several security practices: Make sure you have automatic backups enabled. Perform all admin tasks with sudo as a non-root user. Keep your FreeBSD server up-to-date with software and security patches. Use the Vultr firewall, the FreeBSD firewall, or both. The pf firewall is enabled by default on Vultr images. IPFW and IPFILTER are also available.

How do I reset the FreeBSD root password?

Use our troubleshooting guide to reset the root password in single-user mode.

Where can I find networking help for FreeBSD?

We have help available for many networking topics: Learn how to configure a virtual private cloud and configure static networking with multiple IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. See our troubleshooting guide for general network issues, firewall questions, and see which network ports are blocked by default.

How do I recover a FreeBSD instance that won't boot?

The Vultr Web Console is available if you cannot reach your server by SSH. See our recovery guide using bootable ISOs such as Finnix.

How do I change the FreeBSD hostname?

You can change the hostname from the customer portal, but this also reinstalls and wipes all data. See our guide to change the hostname without reinstalling.

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