Can I install pfSense on a droplet?

I’m new to DigitalOcean.

I was thinking to use DigitalOcean for my learning purposes. I would like to install pfSense on a DigitalOcean and after that some other web servers.

1 question. Can I install pfSense on DigitalOcean?

2 question. To where will I have to install other web servers? Can I user prebuild droplets?

Thanks for help.


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I know it’s an old post, but… I’ve managed to get pfSense installed on a DO droplet, hopefully other will find it useful.

  1. No you will not be able to install PFSense since DO doesn’t support a custom image install yet. However there is currently still a suggestion vote going on. They haven’t replied on it yet, so I’ve got no idea if or when they will implement this. I do have a tip for you; you can learn, try and mess with alot of things on a local VM. This isn’t hard to make and you get alot of knowledge from it. You can try VirtualBox for example to create your VM, run a pfsense iso in it, and experiment with i.

  2. You can run your webservices from DO. If you like to learn about linux and webservers I suggest you follow a tutorial of manual installation. However DO got a great feature called One-click Apps; When you create a new droplet you can select this feature and have the droplet setup a complete environment for you. You can for example setup a LAMP, LEMP. Docker, Wordpress, Joomla environment. You just have to select it and it will automatically setup the droplet for you.

If you got any more questions don’t hesistate to ask them.