How-To: htop on FreeBSD 10


Thanks to user ali rafie for this guide on how to get htop working on FreeBSD 10.

htop is an interactive system-monitor process-viewer written for Linux. It is designed as an alternative to the Unix program top. It shows a frequently updated list of the processes running on a computer, normally ordered by the amount of CPU usage. Unlike top, htop provides a full list of processes running, instead of the top resource-consuming processes. Htop uses color and gives visual information about processor, swap and memory status.

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How-To: Jailing CentOS 6 in FreeBSD 10.2


Thanks to the Engineering Walden, you can now get CentOS 6 set up in a FreeBSD 10.2 jail. Follow the link for the full tutorial.

CentOS 6!  In a jail on the FreeBSD 10.2 kernel!  THAT’S EFFING AWESOME.

I just got this up and running after some hours spent cobbling together instructions from the various sources to which I link below, and then troubleshooting some issues (one of which is listed at the bottom for anyone else who encounters it), but it works.

Link: The Midnight Oil: Jailing CentOS 6 in FreeBSD 10.2 Edition


How-To: FEMP Stack (Nginx, MariaDB, PHP) on FreeBSD

Here’s another tutorial, by user , on how to get the FEMP stack set up on your FreeBSD server.

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Nginx (pronounced engine-x) is a free and open-source high-performance HTTP server. Nginx focus on high concurrency, performance and low memory usage. And it is make nginx a one of the most popular a web server. You can use nginx also as reverse proxy for HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, POP3, and IMAP protocols, as well as a load balancer.

MariaDB is one of the relational database management system (RDBMS) forked from MySQL and it is drop-in replacement for MySQL and developed by some of the original authors of MySQL. MariaDB strives to be logical choice for database professionals looking for a robust, scalable, and reliable SQL server.

FPM (FastCGI Process Manager) is an alternative PHP FastCGI implementation. come with some additional features, like a process management, stdout and stderr logging, accelerated upload support, ability to start workers with different uid or gid and listening on different port. It is very useful for heavy-loaded sites.

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How-To: WordPress on FreeBSD

User Jose Velazquez ( shows us how to get WordPress set up on your FreeBSD server. Check out the link below to see the full tutorial.


WordPress is a simple blogging system the helped maintain many blogs by making a simple interface that interacts with a database. Now, it has become a one of the most powerful content management systems (CMS) in the web, especially it being a free open source software. In this how-to, we will walk through the Installation of WordPress on a FreeBSD server.

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Installing FEMP (FreeBSD 10, Nginx, MySQL, PHP) on a Cloud or VPS Server

This tutorial by user Jose Velazquez ( shows us how to get Nginx, MySQL, and PHP set up on your FreeBSD cloud server.



This how-to will guide you through installing a FEMP stack. FEMP is simply a software bundle that consists of 4 components that work together to form a powerful web server.  However, in this setup the acronym’s are as follows: FreeBSD 10 (F) is the core of the platform which will sustain the other components. Nginx (E) is used for the web service. MySQL (M) is used for database management,  and PHP (P) is used as the programming language.


You need a FreeBSD server that is configured with a static IP address. If you do not have a server already, you can visit our Cloud Hosting page here and spin a new server up in under 30 seconds.

Install FEMP on FreeBSD 10

To get started, login to your FreeBSD server via SSH or Console. If you are using the Atlantic.Net cloud service, note that they are setup as minimal installations to avoid having unnecessary packages from being installed and never used. If some software packages that you’re used to using aren’t installed by default, feel free to install them as needed.

Let us download nano so we can simplify this tutorial.

  • pkg install nano

Let’s make sure that your server is fully up-to-date so we can complete the preparation.

  • freebsd-update fetch
  • freebsd-update install

With the server up-to-date, we can continue the process and install FEMP on your server.

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How to Install FreeBSD 10.2 with Mate Desktop

This tutorial by user shows us how to get FreeBSD 10.2 set up with the MATE desktop environment.



FreeBSD/free Unix-like operating system is advanced computer operating system used for modern computer, desktop and embedded platform. FreeBSD available for all platform include PowerPC and ARM. It is advanced operating system for networking, security and storage, with these advantages make a FreeBSD the platform of choice for many big company, including Apache, Apple, Cisco, Citrix etc.

FreeBSD is derived from BSD, the version of UNIX developed by Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) and released under BSD License. You can install it for your server, and you can use it too for your primary computer desktop with many Desktop Environment such as Gnome, XFCE, KDE and Mate etc.


in this article will be taught step by step to install FreeBSD on a desktop computer, I use FreeBSD 64 bits with the following specifications :

  • Memory 1 GB
  • Disk 25 GB

and also continued with a guide to install a desktop environment “Mate” on FreeBSD, so you can use it for your daily activity.

Installing FreeBSD 10.2

1. Download FreeBSD from and make a bootable from it. You can use file “.iso” if you want to burn to the CD/DVD, and if you want to make a USB Bootable, you must download “.img” file. If you use ubuntu/other linux distribution, you can use “dd” command to make a FreeBSD usb bootable. I’m here use a USB for media installation, so you can make a bootable by this command :

dd bs=4M if=/file/img/FreeBSD.img of=/dev/sdX && sync

2. When a USB bootable been made, please setting your BIOS to make it boot from a USB flashdisk and then reboot your system, and after that you will see a FreeBSD menu, you can choose number “1″ or just press “Enter“.

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