10 Steps to Installing FreeBSD on Rackspace servers using nginx

A gif-recipe for the easiest way I can imagine to host your own site

Ingredients:

  • Rackspace hosting (I’m using Cloud)
  • A domain (I’m using kikischirr.com)

Step One: Create the Server

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Step Two: Choose Your Operating System (FreeBSD)

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If FreeBSD doesn’t show up as one of the options, you might be on “Show Most Popular Images Only”

Step Three: Open Terminal

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Step Four: “ssh root@yourIP”

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Step Five: Updating FreeBSD

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Step Six: Updating pkg

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Step Seven: Installing nginx

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Step Eight: nano /etc/rc.conf

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Step Nine: Enable nginx

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Step Ten: Start nginx

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Now you’re as technologically advanced as Robo-dog!

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