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  • A Comparative Introduction to FreeBSD for Linux Users

    FreeBSD is a free and open-source operating system that is ideal for server deployments. In this guide we will discuss some of the important differences between FreeBSD and Linux. Understanding these differences can h...
    By Justin Ellingwood Getting Started Conceptual FreeBSD
  • How To Configure SSH Key-Based Authentication on a FreeBSD Server

    SSH, or secure shell, is a network protocol that provides a secure, encrypted way to communicate with and administer your servers. As SSH is the most common way of working with a FreeBSD server, you will want to famil...
    By Mitchell Anicas Getting Started FreeBSD
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    How To Configure Packet Filter (PF) on FreeBSD 12.1

    PF is a renown firewall application that is maintained upstream by the security-driven OpenBSD project. It is more accurately expressed as a packet filtering tool, hence the name, and it is known for its simple syntax...
    By Justin Noor FreeBSD Firewall Security
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    How To Configure and Connect to a Private OpenVPN Server on FreeBSD 10.1

    OpenVPN is an open-source virtual private network (VPN) server/client application which allows you to join a virtual network (similar to a LAN) securely. This tutorial will explain how to install and configure an Open...
    By CallumA VPN Security Firewall Networking FreeBSD
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    How to Get Started with FreeBSD

    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 server running FreeBSD 11.2.
    By Justin Ellingwood, Mark Drake Getting Started Solutions FreeBSD
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    How To Install an Apache, MySQL, and PHP (FAMP) Stack on FreeBSD 10.1

    A FAMP stack, which is similar to a LAMP stack on Linux, is a group of open source software that is typically installed together to enable a FreeBSD server to host dynamic websites and web apps. FAMP is an acronym tha...
    By Mitchell Anicas LAMP Stack MySQL Apache PHP FreeBSD
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    How To Configure Apache HTTP with MPM Event and PHP-FPM on FreeBSD 12.0

    The MPM Event module is a fast multi-processing module available on the Apache HTTP web server. PHP-FPM is the FastCGI Process Manager for PHP. The FastCGI protocol is based on the Common Gateway Interface (CGI), a pr...
    By Albert Valbuena Apache PHP FreeBSD
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    How To Install an Nginx, MySQL, and PHP (FEMP) Stack on FreeBSD 10.1

    Nginx, MySQL, and PHP can be combined together easily as a powerful solution for serving dynamic content on the web. These three pieces of software can be installed and configured on a FreeBSD machine to create what i...
    By Justin Ellingwood LEMP Nginx MySQL PHP FreeBSD
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    How To Secure Apache with Let's Encrypt on FreeBSD 12.0

    In this tutorial, you will use Certbot to set up a TLS/SSL certificate from Let’s Encrypt on a FreeBSD 12.0 server running Apache as a web server. Additionally, you will automate the certificate renewal process using ...
    By Albert Valbuena FreeBSD Apache Let's Encrypt
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    How To Prepare For Your MySQL 5.7 Upgrade

    This tutorial will help you prepare to upgrade to MySQL 5.7 from earlier versions. It covers sql_mode with practical examples of query responses that get stricter. The tutorial also contains instructions for checking ...
    By Morgan Tocker MySQL Scaling CentOS CoreOS Debian FreeBSD Ubuntu
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    How To Send Email through an External SMTP Service with Sendmail on FreeBSD 10.1

    In this tutorial we'll go over how to connect FreeBSD's built-in Sendmail service to SendGrid to send emails from your server. You can also adapt the settings for a different external mail service without much trouble.
    By Chad Stovern Email FreeBSD
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    How To Install an Apache, MySQL, and PHP (FAMP) Stack on FreeBSD 12.0

    A FAMP stack, which is similar to a LAMP stack on Linux, is a group of open source software that is typically installed together to enable a FreeBSD server to host dynamic websites and web apps. FAMP is an acronym tha...
    By Mitchell Anicas, Albert Valbuena Apache MySQL PHP FreeBSD
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    Recommended Steps For New FreeBSD 12.0 Servers

    When setting up a new FreeBSD server, there are a number of optional steps you can take to get your server into a more production-friendly state. In this guide, we will go over some of the most common examples. We wil...
    By Justin Ellingwood, Kathryn Hancox Initial Server Setup Firewall FreeBSD
  • Recommended Steps for New FreeBSD 10.1 Servers

    When setting up a new FreeBSD server, there are a number of optional steps you can take to get your server into a more production-friendly state. In this guide, we will go over some of the most common examples. We wil...
    By Justin Ellingwood Getting Started Server Optimization Firewall FreeBSD
  • How To Get Started with FreeBSD 10.1

    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.
    By Justin Ellingwood Getting Started FreeBSD
  • How To Install and Manage Ports on FreeBSD 10.1

    FreeBSD is a powerful operating system capable functioning in a variety of roles. Part of what makes FreeBSD an ideal choice in many scenarios is its flexibility. A large contribution to this reputation comes from Fre...
    By Justin Ellingwood Getting Started System Tools FreeBSD
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    Recommended Steps To Harden Apache HTTP on FreeBSD 12.0

    Although the default installation of an Apache HTTP server is already safe to use, its configuration can be substantially improved with a few modifications. In this tutorial you'll implement some recommended steps to ...
    By Albert Valbuena FreeBSD Apache Security
  • An Introduction to Basic FreeBSD Maintenance

    When administering a FreeBSD server, it is important to understand the basic maintenance procedures that will help you keep your server in good shape. In this guide, we will cover the basic procedures needed to keep y...
    By Justin Ellingwood System Tools Getting Started Security FreeBSD
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    How to Install Nginx on FreeBSD 11.2

    Nginx is one of the most popular web servers in the world known for its frequent use as a load balancer and reverse proxy. Many of the largest and most highly trafficked sites on the internet depend on Nginx, at least...
    By Mark Drake Nginx FreeBSD
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    How To Build and Deploy Packages for Your FreeBSD Servers Using Buildbot and Poudriere

    Poudriere is the standard tool on FreeBSD to build, test, and audit packages as well as maintain the package repositories. In this tutorial you'll configure Poudriere, build a set of desired packages, set up HTTP-base...
    By Andreas Sommer CI/CD Automated Setups Nginx FreeBSD