Running FreeBSD for my personal website: collocation, cloud, etc.

Doug Hardie bc979 at
Sat Dec 28 04:00:51 UTC 2013

On 27 December 2013, at 18:22, Chris Stankevitz <chrisstankevitz at> wrote:

> Hi,
> I've used linux for years but the BSD Now podcast has me fired up
> about BSD.  I'm thinking of resurrecting my domain name web and mail
> servers with FreeBSD.
> Can you recommend a place/procedure by which I can easily (and
> cheaply) get up and running with a "publicly accessible" FreeBSD
> machine connected to the internet on which I can run a web and mail
> server?  Maybe I'll hookup a VPN for use when I am on a public
> connection (e.g. starbucks).
> The server will be under essentially no load.
> The way I see it I have these options:
> 1. Buy and run machines from home and figure out a scheme to deal with
> my dynamic ip address
> 2. Co-location (which I've never done but I think I understand the concept)
> 3. Cloud (which I don't understand)

You didn't identify your location or current ISP, but you might want to investigate obtaining a static IP from them.  Some providers have a very reasonable cost for one static IP.

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