current best FreeBSD hosting services

Ihor Antonov ihor at
Thu Apr 2 19:14:05 UTC 2020

On 2020-04-02 11:37, Michael Sierchio wrote:
> 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

Ah, the days of EC2 Classic, when all customers where in a single
flat network. You are fearles 

> (the bad old days, when we had
> to boot from a 1GiB Linux Grub volume and have  FBSD kernel on a separate
> EBS volume).

I admire your fearlessness and tolarance for pain :)

> 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.

I run a small mail server instance with a monthly total of slightly below
$20. This includes t3.micro reserved instance + 100 GB EBS volume,
reserved cache.t3.micro redis for rspamd, and backups on S3 in glacier.


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