current best FreeBSD hosting services

Michael Sierchio kudzu at
Thu Apr 2 18:38:54 UTC 2020

On Thu, Apr 2, 2020 at 11:02 AM Ihor Antonov <ihor at> wrote:

> I know that rotten tomatos will be thrown at me, but I host a a couple
> of servers on AWS and it has been a smooth ride so far. Additionally
> Colin Percival builds 13-CURRENT and 12-STABLE images weekly and
> publishes over SNS Topic (arn:aws:sns:us-east-1:782442783595:FreeBSDAMI)

I've been running FreeBSD in EC2 since 2010 (the bad old days, when we had
to boot from a 1GiB Linux Grub volume and have  FBSD kernel on a separate
EBS volume).

A t2.large instance (2 vCPU, 8GiB RAM) is $0.0928/hr, or $0.055/hr
effective rate if you purchase a 1 year reserved instance.
EBS and network are billed separately, but your needs are quite modest.

In us-west-2 (Oregon), with 80GiB of storage and 100GB outbound network
traffic per month, your monthly cost would be about $85.  Less if you
purchase a reserved instance.


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wiser, but an intelligent person requires only two thousand five hundred."

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