Users Mark Drake and Justin Ellingwood show us how to get started with a fresh FreeBSD server by logging in via SSH. It also goes through Bash and setting up the root password. Note that this guide mentions DigitalOcean as the host but the process should work on other servers. See the link below for the full set of instructions.


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.

This guide is intended to provide a general setup for FreeBSD servers, but please be aware that different versions of FreeBSD may have different functionalities. Depending on which version of FreeBSD your server is running, the instructions provided here may not work as described.

Logging in with SSH …

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