OpenBSD Server
OpenBSD

Why choose OpenBSD

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

Free, Open-Source, and Secure

OpenBSD is a UNIX-like operating system that originated in the mid 1990s. It is widely known for its portability, code correctness, and proactive approach on security. In addition, the folks behind the OpenBSD project maintain other well known security-oriented projects such as OpenSSH and LibreSSL.

Available OpenBSD Versions

Develop locally, deploy globally®

17 locations worldwide

Chicago, Illinois United States
Miami, Florida United States
Amsterdam Netherlands
New Jersey United States
Dallas, Texas United States
Paris France
Tokyo Japan
Seattle, Washington United States
Los Angeles, California United States
Silicon Valley, California United States
Singapore
Atlanta, Georgia United States
London United Kingdom
Frankfurt Germany
Sydney Australia
Toronto Canada
Seoul
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Deploy your OpenBSD 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 - Current charges
Vultr Control Panel - Current charges
Vultr Control Panel - Dashboard on desktop
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

Latest generation Intel CPUs guarantee consistent performance.

Solid-state drives

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

Private networking

Establish isolated regional private networks 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 OpenBSD

FAQ

How do I change the OpenBSD 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 OpenBSD 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 OpenBSD server up-to-date with software and security patches. Use the Vultr firewall, the OpenBSD firewall, or both.

How do I reset the OpenBSD root password?

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

Where can I find networking help for OpenBSD?

We have help available for many networking topics: Learn how to configure private networking 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 OpenBSD 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 OpenBSD 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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