DO Ideas 2

support BSD OS?

It would be great to run any BSD in your droplet.

  • jmt
  • Sep 11 2018
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  • Sep 11, 2018

    Admin Response

    All, We're pleased to announce the release of FreeBSD on DigitalOcean today. You can create droplets using the FreeBSD image via the Create page or the API. Please note that FreeBSD creates require an SSH key and root passwords are not supported. Our community team has compiled tons of useful information and tutorials which can be found on our community site here: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tags/freebsd For those of you looking for us to add similar but distinct distros, please submit a new Uservoice request so we can gauge the level of interest. Thank you everyone for your continued involvement. Enjoy FreeBSD on DO! Thanks, Sam Gimbel Product Manager
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  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 OpenBSD

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 OpenBSD

  • Ernesto commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    NetBSD +1 :)

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Nevermind, I'm switching to Vultr.com.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    See this on how to install OpenBSD on your FreeBSD droplet: https://thcyron.de/2016/openbsd-full-disk-encryption-digitalocean.html

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 OpenBSD

  • Andrew Berhow commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43
  • Andrew Berhow commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 OpenBSD

  • Pau commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 OpenBSD

  • vinicios barros commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 OpenBSD

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 OpenBSD please

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 OpenBSD

  • bweng commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Are you going to support NetBSD as one of the three BSDs? NetBSD is the father of OpenBSD after all :-)

  • Victor commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Thank you so much!!!

  • Michael commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 OpenBSD

  • Cody Krieger commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43
  • Shazaum commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 OpenBSD

  • Rick Hanson commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Thank you, Sam and the rest of the team!

  • Steve Loveless commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Thank you!

  • Danijel James commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 FreeBSD

  • Bogdan Andu commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 OpenBSD

  • Hoping For Better Days commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    @James Adam, just like Linux taught me to appreciate FreeBSD, FreeBSD taught me to appreciate OpenBSD.

    OpenBSD -- the world's simplest and most secure Unix-like OS. Creator of the world's most used SSH implementation OpenSSH, the world's most elegant firewall PF, the world's most elegant mail server OpenSMTPD, the OpenSSL rewrite LibreSSL, and the NTP rewrite OpenNTPD. OpenBSD -- the cleanest kernel, the cleanest userland and the cleanest configuration syntax.

    Might want to look into that as well.

    Cheers!

  • James Adam commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    I think with the recent systemd travesty, a lot of linux folks are going to be seriously looking at the BSDs. I've always liked FreeBSD more than linux (it's more unix-ey), but have been using linux simply because it was easier to find hosting. I've got an app in development now that I would love to be able to deploy on FreeBSD in the near future. I'm about done with Debian, and I've never liked the RH-based distros (I hear nothing but bad things about CentOS 7).

  • Cody Krieger commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +9000 for OpenBSD

  • Aaron Hamilton commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Three for OpenBSD.

  • Alan commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +3 All BSDs

  • DronCode commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 FreeBSD

  • Kelsey Judson commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +3 for OpenBSD!

  • Pedro Giffuni commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 FreeBSD

    I am biased but it's on AWS and Azure so you can't afford not to have it if you want to be competitive nowadays ;).

  • Facundo Bianco (vando) commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    OpenBSD: +1

  • B commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Great news about FreeBSD, but personally it's OpenBSD I'm looking forward to!

  • Ben commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Yisssss. I can't wait. I feel like most BSD hosting out there is kind of a ripoff. Will be patiently awaiting the email for the FreeBSD images on DO and I'll be spinning one up right away.

  • inna commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Cool! but .. any plans for OpenBSD?

  • toby commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    I'm glad to finally have an update, but can it really be that hard to support OpenBSD as well? As other's have mentioned - a significant proportion of the comments on this suggestion explicitly ask for OpenBSD support....

  • Jim H commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 for OpenBSD ! I currently have a FreeBSD VPS with atlantic.net. But rather have an OpenBSD one.

  • Howard Simons commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Great News!!!

    Too bad I just got another VPS a couple days before this announcement but still looking forward to trying DO out.

  • Stuart commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 for OpenBSD

  • Daniel commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    What no OpenBSD?????

  • Eugene Yunak commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    urm, i was hoping for OpenBSD. I reckon at least 30% of the votes here are OpenBSD votes, maybe more.

  • Will Orr commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Any chance on OpenBSD? I'm holding off on switching until that happens!

  • Alvaro commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    OpenBSD +1

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    No love for OpenBSD?

  • Zhi-Qiang Lei commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    OpenBSD

  • Digg commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +10000

    Thanks so much.

  • Ted commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Great news! Glad to hear. Please advise when it goes live and I'll be subscribing. Thanks!

  • Munfaqqiha commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Hi Moisey Uretsky

    Do nor forget to add support for OpenBSD. Okay? Thank you.

    Cheers,
    M

  • Vladyslav commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Dear DigitalOcean.

    Is it possible to help you as volunteer for implement FreeBSD faster ?

    I'm ready if its possible.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Good work DO, little slow... well watching 4K HD over tor slow, but good work for getting in on it finally :)

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    This is great news! Thanks. Please let us know when FreeBSD is supported.

  • Kevin Archer commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    That's great news! Looking forward to trying DO in a few months :)

  • Mark Badolato commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    | In regards to FreeBSD, we’ve begun the work necessary to get it supported in DO. We’ve already begun testing it internally and hope to launch within the next 2 months.

    That is fantastic news! Thanks for the update. If you're looking for someone outside the org to beta test a non-production use droplet, I'd be happy to.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Yay! :-)

  • Mathías Montossi commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Dear lord, thanks for listen for my prayers!

  • Aaron Soe commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    + 888 for FreeBSD.

  • cb meeks commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Never going to let this die...give us our FreeBSD!

  • Eugene commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    I'd like to have FreeBSD

  • Lewis Walsh commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    One vote for FreeBSD (but OpenBSD would do!)

  • Bob Henkel commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Step up!!! Most likely they're having issues doing it otherwise it would be done by now.

  • Ivan commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    It's been nearly 2 years since this was marked "started" :(

  • foo roo commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    plz been askin for ages freebsd or openbsd only reason not customer

  • Paulo Marcelo commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 freebsd

  • Sam Garrett commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +3 for OpenBSD

  • Munfaqqiha commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Would love to see OpenBSD & FreeBSD

  • Davut KARA commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 FreeBsd please

  • saulobrito commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 openbsd please.

  • JHKueh commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 FreeBSD

    Yes please!

  • David Collantes commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    FreeBSD please.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +3

  • Christopher Taylor commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    To be frank after over a year. DO need to add this :) 3.2K votes, really something to be added ;)

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Interesting read for all you FreeBSD fans out there:

    https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8546596

  • FA commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 Freebsd

  • Erik commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    would be cool

  • mitzip commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +3 for OpenBSD!

  • bh commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    I'm starting to think this is never, ever going to happen, regardless of how many votes it gets ... What have you got against *BSD Digital Ocean?

  • Howard Simons commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Please please FreeBSD!!!

  • VINCENT commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 FreeBSD !!

  • Ryan Flannery commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +3 for OpenBSD!

  • tslight commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +3 for OpenBSD!

  • Mike commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +3 for OpenBSD

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    I might want to host a client on OpenBSD shortly, I'd like to do that on digitalocean. The reason is OpenBSD's peerless security.

  • VINCENT commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 to FreeBSD plz

  • Kaio Cesar commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 to FreeBSD \o

  • Mauro Risonho de Paula Assumpção commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 to FreeBSD

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 to FreeBSD

  • kanazuchi commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 to FreeBSD

  • Todor Dragnev commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 for freebsd support

  • Caldentech commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 to FreeBSD

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    > FreeBSD is one of the most stable and conservative to add features operating systems in existence. It's so conservative it's to a fault.

    FreeBSD is so far behind it's just now beginning to catch up with what OpenBSD has been doing for over 10 years:

    http://itwire.com/business-it-news/open-source/62641-crypto-freebsd-playing-catch-up-says-de-raadt

    As for unnecessary, experimental technologies -- take TrustedBSD (MAC) and jails for instance:

    http://marc.info/?l=openbsd-misc&m=139321387226212

  • Derick commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    @Anonymous (Oct 1st)

    >>"FreeBSD is a testbed of a lot of unnecessary, experimental technologies, most of whom are not likely to stand the test of time."

    WTF are you talking about?

    FreeBSD is one of the most stable and conservative to add features operating systems in existence. It's so conservative it's to a fault.

  • JN commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1

  • Mark Badolato commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    FreeBSD support would be perfect for me. It's my preferred OS and I would really like to migrate my droplets to it.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Jerry, their true priority is getting their infrastructure right to support not just BSD by any OS of choice. This involves rewriting their entire codebase which is an extremely large undertaking.

    Anonymous, OpenBSD is by far the most superior of the BSD operating systems. It's a lot simpler, a lot more secure and is responsible for a lot more technologies that have made their way into other Unix and Linux distributions (PF, OpenSSH, LibreSSL, OpenSMTPD etc.).

    Please see my comment over at https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/an-introduction-to-selinux-on-centos-7-part-1-basic-concepts.

    FreeBSD is a testbed of a lot of unnecessary, experimental technologies, most of whom are not likely to stand the test of time. It's filled with childish ASCII art, its website is a ripoff of the PostgreSQL website, it has a satanic mascot, and its latest logo, pardon my French, looks like a shiny dildo.

  • Jerry commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    after 2 years. nothing.. this is also why I am taking my business some where else. I am new to DO but after seeing a suggestion up for 2 years concerns me about what a companies true priority is.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Gandering around. Deciding on a host.
    FYI to the admins: FreeBsd as a personal fave and is a factor in hosting decision.
    Debian may do for now..... depending on the offerings avail..... DO is well designed but looks aren't everything...

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +3 I would really like to see any of the BSDs supported on the digital ocean platform!

  • Francisco Reyes commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Anyone considering a move to vultr check this URL:
    https://discuss.vultr.com/discussion/329/vultr-suspended-account-for-no-reason-with-my-clients-vps-on-them

    Someone had a compromissed VM and vultr cancelled the ENTIRE account instead of suspending the single VPN. They claim they have since updated their policy, but that is plain insane to cancel an entire account beause of one VPN.

    >>Phil commented · August 28, 2014 3:50 PM
    >>Greenqloud is way better than Vultr.

    GreenQloud COMPLETELY lost 3 VMs of mine. They had some disk subssystem issues at different points in time and the end result was that over a few months I lost 3 VMs hosted with them.

    I recommend a great deal of caution, and good backups, to anyone considering GreenQloud.

    Some weeks back they sent a notice indicating they were going to make some shanges to their disk subsystem which should increae availability.. but I am very skeptical of them.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Just got a reply from the man himself. I hope it's ok with him that I repost it here (I reckon he figured I would anyway), especially considering all the heat DO seems to be getting in this thread.

    -

    Hi,

    Sorry for this extremely late reply but as our growth took off last year we definitely underestimated how much scaling we had to do as a company to keep up. That meant everything from provisioning a ton of new equipment, raising two rounds, hiring from 20 to now 100 staff, and of course writing code while paying down some technical debt that we've accrued along the way.

    I wanted to give you an update on this issue because I always respond to every email, even when its almost a year late. In the case of FreeBSD we certainly want to support the OS. The issue that we ran into is how we were laying down the file system in our v1.0 codebase. We've since rolled out v1.5 or our codebase and it is now the default in every new location that we launch and we've also begun testing a migration process in our San Francisco region to migrate that entire region over to the 1.5 code base.

    Behind the scenes we've also been working on a metadata service that will further ease our ability to support different OSes and there are a ton of changes in the code base that the old one could simply not support.

    As soon as we've nailed down some of these items we will look into FreeBSD support. It was actually my own personal favorite operating system.

    Unfortunately at this time I don't have an ETA and I've certainly learned my lesson that the ETAs that we provided when we were a much smaller startup were a lot easier to get right but as we've scaled things of course became more complex and so an ETA is hard to provide at this time. But I did want to write to you to let you know that we are definitely still working on this and trying to get it out soon as is reasonable.

    Thanks,
    Moisey

  • Phil commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Greenqloud is way better than Vultr.

  • Justin Coffman commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    I'm siding with the last two comments - DO has lost my business. I've moved to Vultr.com where I can run BSD to my heart's content and custom ISOs. For less money.

    DO, you're not going to win people over from Linode or any of your other competitors if you make a practice of ignoring your existing customers. Bad show.

  • Guilherme commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Staff not say? FreeBSD NOW :B

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Gosh the lack of response by the DO staff shows their attitude towards customers/potential customers.

    Think I'll not even bother coming back to DO and spending my money here,

  • public commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    I've moved to vultr.com. It offers FreeBSD and custom ISO

  • Dave S-H commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    I gave it +3, I would love to see FreeBSD on DO.

  • Jacob T commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 Royce Williams

  • Royce Williams commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Given the regular questions, it would be great if someone at DigitalOcean could take a moment to even briefly address the issues blocking BSD. If it's just not a priority and you're busy doing other things, being up front about that would be great. If there are technical challenges, folks in the BSD community could step up to assist. Anything but radio silence would go a long way to reach out to this potential customer base.

  • Prasi commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 freebsd

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Greenqloud from Iceland (https://www.greenqloud.com/) - the most viable alternative to DO by far - now offers BSD.

    Note that you might need to contact support first as their droplets are still under testing.

  • Justin Coffman commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Here we are, years later, with BSD support still no closer (at least, visibly) than it was to start with. This is, to put it mildly, beyond disappointing. I've been a DO customer for a long time, waiting for this to become a reality. You'd be able to offer a service that your biggest competitor (Linode) won't even touch. It's time to make it happen!

  • Hunreal Wu (Hshh) commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    I need FreeBSD !!

  • Mehran commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1

  • Brian Jurkowski commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 for me! Would LOVE to have FreeBSD 10 in the cloud for development and testing!

  • Devon commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    @Moisey Uretsky

    An update would be very nice please.

    http://digitalocean.uservoice.com/users/16770562-moisey-uretsky

  • Sergey commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    FreeBSD 10(.1) amd64

  • Thomas commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    FreeBSD 10 please!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1

  • Jagfar commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 must be!

  • Ted commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    I would sign up now if you guys supported BSD!

  • Sam Fourman Jr. commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 BSD support

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Gash me FreeBSD support, immediately!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    FreeBSD 10 support please.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    FreeBSD . Support Please .

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    freebsd support please.

  • Mike 'Fuzzy commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Not that I think this will ever happen, because the story keeps changing from these guys.

  • mattias commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    FreeBSD

  • Antonio Feitosa commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    OpenBSD rules!

  • Peter commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    How hard can this be? Nearly two years? Please give us FreeBSD support now!

  • Jamie commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    FreeBSD support please..

  • Francisco Reyes commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Another comment on Rackspace... they do let you do "your own setup".. so one could have a non ZFS boot.. and also have swap.. however this "roll your own".. is really... roll your own... you have to handle the /etc/rc.conf for proper values for networking.

  • Francisco Reyes commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    I am trying Vultr.. and so far found some issues..
    It seems they block port 25 by default and they want you to send a fax with ID.
    I have yet to test this.. as I had not needed to send emails out..

    After reading about that I went and actually read.. terms of service, anti-spam policy and whatever else they had...

    I could not find any mention of this crazy rule.

    Also... they serve the right to charge you $5 for every spam having got out of your box.. so if you have a VM, it gets compromised and it seems 1000 spams.. in theory Vultr could charge you $5,000.. Insane!!!!

    I guess I am going to have to stick with arp networks.. even if they don't give snapshots or even allow you to create VMs right away. http://arpnetworks.com

    Rackspace not an option either.. Their insane decision to eliminate swap as of FreeBSD 9.2 coupled with ZFS for root, means anything less than a 2GB VM can crash under heavy usage.

    Stress testing RAM on a 1GB VM crashes it every single time.
    What is crazy is that the SSD VMs crash much sooner than their SATA VMs under RAM stress test.

    Have yet to find a good provider with good support for BSD.

  • Hank commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    @Xavier

    It appears by that tweet to me that BSD support is not in fact coming anytime soon, when though this post is marked as "started".

  • Lasim commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Still waiting for bsd :(

  • Xavier commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Did DO back in March official tell FreeBSD they aren't releasing support?

    See

    https://mobile.twitter.com/freebsd/status/440701979971448832

  • Matthew Hollick commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Every month I check in to see if there have been any developments....

  • Henry commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    >> " Just be patient, good things come to those who wait."

    @Anonymous

    You're kidding right.

    DO marked bsd support as started over 1 year ago and no update.

    Then a few months ago, freebsd reached out to DO via twitter and DO was rejective in their response.

    I'm thoroughly disappointed.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    And the thing is, good design is not just about the front page, it goes beyond the visual into the system architecture and the whole culture around it. And if a person, or a group, truly masters one thing, they will surely master everything else as well. Which is why, in the case of Vultr, I choose to judge the book by the cover.

    DO knows the meaning of good design, so I'm sure they know the value of the BSDs (especially OpenBSD). Just be patient, good things come to those who wait.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Yeah, but unfortunately Vultr gives off an amateurish vibe. I tried to recommend they hire some better designers to at least try to match DigitalOcean but they closed the thread:

    https://discuss.vultr.com/discussion/89/a-new-design-as-good-as-digitalocean039s

  • Rick commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    @Anonymous

    I've been using Vultr.com for a month now and IT'S GREAT.

  • Guillaume Bibaut commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    follow up, +1 FreeBSD support !

  • rob commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Please add FreeBSD

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    For those of you who have switched to https://www.vultr.com how has it been?

    From what I gather reading on their web site, Vultr is slightly cheaper than DO, has more data center locations than DO (and obviously supports BSD - which is what we all here want).

    Just curious to know if people have been happy with https://www.vultr.com/ thus far before I sign up.

  • Chas commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    I disagree with the gentleman not asking for "me too" posts - at the very least I now know of a few competitive options that aren't into the whole monoculture thing.

  • Jason F commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    DO, please provide some type of update.

    You've been unresponsive for over 1 year

  • Alecsander commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1

  • L. Derksen commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    FreeBSD +3!

  • John Qin commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Freebsd

  • Absente commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +3 FreeBSD

  • bayprogrammer commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Please offer NetBSD and FreeBSD! :)

  • B. commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +3 FreeBSD

  • Jason Tubnor commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    I'm just burning my remaining credits down as I have moved to Binary Lane for OpenBSD support. DO have a nice product and is good to see they are going to open up in Australia but without a BSD option, they are now behind the competition for choice and no longer an option for me.

  • Ahmet commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 FreeBSD

  • TLLGL commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 FreeBSD

  • John Bishop commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 FreeBSD

  • Colvin commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 FreeBSD

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    We rent many servers but most of them are on FreeBSD

    We only have one server at DO but would have many more if FreeBSD was offered.Please also give us boot control!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Lots of people are subscribed to this thread. Every time there's a new post, we all rush to the scene hoping it's from DigitalOcean. Instead it's just the same couple of dudes complaining. Please stop it, it ain't doing nobody no good.

  • Francisco Reyes commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    >>tom commented · May 14, 2014 8:58 AM

    Thank you Tom.. going to try vultr... Doesn't seem like is going to move on BSD.. or at least they are not even giving us an update on this.

  • Francisco Reyes commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Any updates?

  • Dimitar Haralanov commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    FreeBSD: Wanted!

  • Fecny Smith commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 for bsd! :)

  • Alexey Anikin commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 for freebsd

  • ryan commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    I kinda thought this was already supported when I signed up.. oops! Definite +1 for FreeBSD!!

  • micah elliott commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 freebsd

  • tom commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Doing OpenBSD as well would give you guys a clear advantage over Vultr. Please get behind the BSDs.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 for FreeBSD

  • cam commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    It has been an ongoing subject for more than 2 years now... and it is stated as "STARTED"..

    When are you guys planning to provide *BSD droplets? If that's never going to happen, can you guys just close that thread?

  • bill commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    ...and I'll be going with a different provider.

    OpenBSD is known for stably running under KVM, there is no reason not to offer it. If the issue is binary patch support, then contracting with M:Tier isn't that hard to do if you don't want to run your own build process.

  • tom commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    I would also switch to digital ocean in a heartbeat, if you offered a *BSD (preferably OpenBSD, but I guess beggars can't be choosers). Please hurry up with this, you've been talking about it since 2012! Now that Vultr are offering it, its becoming increasingly hard to hold out...

  • slackjack commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    This is getting ridiculous. Thanks for the Vultr tip Ricky. Sorry DO - you won't be getting my custom.

  • sean commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    It looks like it digital ocean wanted, they would have a huge amount of customers who want freeBSD VMs.

    I understand that DO may not want freeBSD and linux on the same servers, so my suggestion is to take one server and make it all BSD and see how well it does with a limited number of people and see how it works out.

    We all know not everyone at Digital Ocean is crazy about Linux so to those, even if it's a minority of digital ocean employees, speak up and proudly talk about BSD. Don't like conversations of docker annoy you--show others what something like jails can do.

  • James commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Please Add Freebsd

  • Siertz commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1

  • Jasper commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    I too have left Digital Ocean for another provider who has BSD support.

  • Ricky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Sorry DO, I've moved to Vultr due to your slowness in releasing this feature.

  • Jake Roberts commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    The lack of BSD images has got me looking at other services. How hard could it be to get going? I run *BSDs virtualized here at home. Compiling ports might be an issue, but all the BSDs have binary package managers availible now. Get with it already!

  • Alexander commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    What's the state of adding support for FreeBSD?
    I mean the votes for this suggestion clearly show that users really want it!

    I don't get it why DO constantly adds some new useless features an ignores some of the top community requests like support for FreeBSD and IPV6.

  • Aaron Hurt commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    FreeBSD 10.0 is out and DO would surely be the preferred BSD VPC provider if it was supported.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    going to move away from your service due the lack of freebsd support, sorry

  • codabrink commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Add FreeBSD!

  • Greg commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    would love to see OpenBSD support!

  • Miguel Clara commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Still no FreeBSD?

  • Ahmed Al-Saadi commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 for any BSD

  • Alex Thomas commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Need to add FreeBSD. Given direction that things are moving, going to be impossible to justify using a service that does not support FreeBSD.

  • Paul Wenzel commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 for OpenBSD

  • Kevin Archer commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 for FreeBSD

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 for FreeBSD

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    NetBSD please!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    What the fuck, the second most voted suggestion and you can't add the support of it?

  • lord4163 commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    I need FreeBSD guys!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 for FreeBSD

  • Robert Gogolok commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Support FreeBSD

  • Thor Erik commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +3 for FreeBSD

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    > OpenBSD would be wonderful. We love linux, but the extra network and security tools, and Secure-by-Default attitude is pretty dreamy in today's climate.

    Actually OpenBSD doesn't have more tools than Linux but less:

    http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.os.openbsd.misc/210895

  • David Huttleston Jr commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    OpenBSD would be wonderful. We love linux, but the extra network and security tools, and Secure-by-Default attitude is pretty dreamy in today's climate.

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  • Jamie commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 FreeBSD - Unsure what the problem is, seeing that it runs without problem under KVM, includes virtio, and the sguest isn't managed by you anyway!

  • Gerardo Rochín commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 FreeBSD

  • Yasar icli commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    ++1 FreeBsd

  • Maxx commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    I neeeeeed FreeBSD!

  • Conrad Lukawski commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +3 Please, please do this.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +100

    DO, pleeeeeeaase bring FreeBSD soon.

    It's already been a year since you've started working on this.

    BSD is #2 most requested feature.

  • Kris Atkinson commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1. would definitely love this for new droplets i'll be deploying in the coming months

  • anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 for FreeBSD. I'll move multiple FreeBSD instances away from AWS to DO if the OS was supported.

  • Eric commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Nice, I didn't know about Vultr. Time to have a look at Vultr since they offer FreeBSD.

  • Christopher Schulte commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Now that Vultr supports FreeBSD 10, DigitalOcean hopefully will feel the pressure to also offer support.

  • Ivane Gegia commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +3 BSD

  • Surendhar R commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 on freebsd

  • Peter commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    @DigitalOcean Could you please respond to this? Like jason said, its been a year.

  • Jason commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    @DigitalOcean

    You "started" this over 1 year ago but without any update and BSD is the 2nd most voted request.

    What's the ETA of this?

  • Doug Hansen commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +freebsd

  • Mark Shook commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Really for me, it's FreeBSD and OpenBSD, please.

  • Tofig commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Would love to have BSDs supported.

  • Dan Moutal commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 FreeBSD

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 OpenBSD

  • Rui Pacheco commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1

  • Evandro Camargo commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    FreeBSD! Or any BSD flavor, please... just give us BSD!

  • Guilherme commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    FreeBSD now , or DragonFlyBSD , or NetBSD or OpenBSD , just BSD

  • BD commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 on FreeBSD 10 (or 9, not picky)

  • Eduardo Meyer commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    FreeBSD 10!!! come-oooonnn

  • CC commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1

  • Andres Rand commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    As it has been started on March 20 2013, what's the status or ETA? FreeBSD or any bsd for that matter would be a good option.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1

  • Rodney Chupp commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1

  • toby commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    I'd sign up in a heartbeat if you offered OpenBSD droplets...

  • cam commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Hi DO team,
    any updates on this ? when can we expect to roll Obsd droplets?

    Cheers,

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Who needs FreeBSD when you have OpenBSD. Seriously.

  • Peter commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Please add support for FreeBSD!

  • geeknik commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Please add support for FreeBSD!

  • Andy.V commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    FreeBSD 10.x please!

  • Mike Hix commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    FreeBSD 10.X, please. ZFS vdevs for snapshot backups and restores would be great, too!

  • Robert Annetta commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    FreeBSD 10.x

  • Lenilson Dias commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Please netBSD!!!!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Yeah, this would be huge. I would do anything...including donating my development time for free, to help make this happen.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    OpenBSD please :)

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    FreeBSD, please! Your prices are great, but I need FreeBSD

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    freebsd ten!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Strel0kk commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    FreeBSD please..

  • Dmitriy commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    FreeBSD 10

  • Imran ali commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    FreeBSD please !!!

  • Gonzalo Delgado commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    NetBSD please :-)

  • Peter commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    The moment you have FreeBSD images I will be a customer!

  • Rick commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Please add FreeBSD 10 or OpenBSD. I just opened a DO account, and I'm ready to rock the BSD!

  • Francisco Reyes commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Hm... have to wonder how long this is going to take.. it was "started Mar 19, 2013".
    10+ months now.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Please add FreeBSD 10 image.

  • Bryan commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    FreeBSD is about to release FreeBSD 10.0, will you be supporting BSD installs soon?

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Choose OpenBSD for your Unix needs. OpenBSD -- the world's simplest and most secure Unix-like OS. The world's most used SSH implementation OpenSSH, the world's most elegant firewall PF, the world's most elegant mail server OpenSMTPD. OpenBSD -- the cleanest kernel, the cleanest userland and the cleanest configuration syntax.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    DO it hommie!

  • Nic heuser commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    You said you were test running an alpha build. It's been 1 year now. Are the BSDs still on your roadmap?
    Since then, you've change your stance to "primarily focusing on (various) Linux distros" and "we may be adding it (BSDs) in the future.
    Should we continue to keep our hopes up or move on from here?

  • Daren Isaacs commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    freebsd please!

  • Vu Hong Thuan commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    FreeBSD please!

  • Mathías Montossi commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Not having BSDs images must be considered a bug, BSD it's the more secure, stable and easy to configure os in the world!!!!!!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    My logs show increased break-in attempts after I moved to Digital Ocean's IPs. This makes it all the more important to properly secure my droplets, something I'm having a hard time doing in Linux. With Linux, it's lot of beating around the bush. Overcomplicated config files, a lot of disabling and removing of things one don't need, having to deal with a messy and outdated firewall. With OpenBSD, I'd just have to change a few config file lines and lo and behold have one of the most secure and well-thought out droplets the world has ever seen.

  • Ejaz Ahmed commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Moisey, do you still need upvotes?

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Anyone else notice OpenBSD's mascot towards the end of Digital Ocean's intro vid? Sure sign that things are in the works!

    Rob: The more you complain the more you're destroying it for the rest of us.

  • Rob commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Almost two years and Digital Ocean continues to say "It's in the works!" or "Vote for it if you want it!" yet here we are, almost two years later, with the best internet OS still ignored.

  • Tofig commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    would love to run FreeBSD on DigitalOcean !

  • Didier Bleuzen commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    one more

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    I'd definitely love to see BSDs being supported on digitalocean. I was ready with my CC to sign up for digitalocean, but then realized they don't support FreeBSD. Hope to see it materialise soon.

  • Elva Rut Antonsdóttir commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Need freebsd 10 support. Linux too unsecure.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    update???????

  • Bernardo commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    NetBSD would be great, although it's understandable that other distros may be prioritized due to demand. Any chance the iso uploading feature is still on its way?

  • Igor commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    FreeBSD and OpenBSD

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 freebsd

  • Francisco Reyes commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Still no response. I guess they are waiting for an entire year to pass before they give us an update.. I guess I will have to keep using GreenQloud and Rackspace for FreeBSD instances for the immediate future.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    count me in also

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Freebsd 8.4

  • Thiago Cavalcanti commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    3 votes for the 3 major BSD flavours... OpenBSD as 1st choice.

    Any updates? ETA...?

  • CS commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    FreeBSD, please!

  • Cromulent commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    OpenBSD please! FreeBSD if that isn't possible.

  • Justin Coffman commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    Add my vote to this.

  • Mike &#39;Fuzzy commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    so many months....so many votes.....so little comment other than "it's in the works". What is this Game of Thrones?

  • Nick Saika commented
    September 11, 2018 19:43

    +1 for FreeBSD :)

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    @digitalocean, any updates on this?

  • Gabriele Svelto commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    I'd like to run NetBSD too and it seems to me that it would be easier to implement a way to roll our own droplets instead of providing images, that would probably satisfy everybody needing something outside of the most common Linux distributions.

  • Francisco Reyes commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Any updates? It was "started Mar 19".. that's almost 9 months ago.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    i like freebsd!

  • Hans commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    FreeBSD - The Power To Serve...

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    I want!

  • fatpat commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Just adding my voice to the demand. I WANT FREEBSD AND I WANT IT NOW!! Thanks !!! :D

  • PaulC commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Just signed up anyway (Black Friday offer was great!) but really need FreeBSD support to be able to use account. Any chance of an update?

  • Rick Hanson commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    FreeBSD, oh yeah! Do it! (I'd pull the trigger on a Net or Open too!)

  • Chaz commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    +1

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Count me in!

    Although having used FreeBSD for over a decade, switching to OpenBSD was like a breath of fresh air. So much simpler and so much more secure.

    Like they say, "perfection is achieved, not when there's nothing left to add, but when there's nothing left to take away". I believe no other OS in the world today embodies this principle as well as OpenBSD does.

    Thank you.

  • Sean Temple commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    All I want for Christmas is FreeBSD in my droplet!

  • Hans Nielsen commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Would loooove to see some FreeBSD stuff going on here..!

  • Mark T commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    I have signed up, just waiting for the freebsd droplet...

  • Alvaro Munoz commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    OpenBSD on a basic plan, winner option for websites. Low maintenance FTW!

  • Jay b commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Please add FreeBSD

  • Jason Burden commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Looking for a VPS to support FreeBSD. I found this one for a very cheap price but it doesn't have any BSD images. :(

  • x500.net commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    +1

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Yes please add FreeBSD!

  • Antonio Cortes commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    +10E32 FreeBSD

  • Eric commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    I'm subscribed to this and there seems to be more people lately chiming in on this.

    But nothing at all whatsoever from the support guys. No comment, no update on whether it's still being worked on.

    Are they even paying attention? Or is this just a waste of time?

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    FreeBSD support and you will have my monney

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    I would vote for OpenBSD also, and maybe FreBSD as a fall-back.

  • Harshvardhan commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    FREEBSD and i am in. it is best OS for server!!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    +1

  • cesar commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    +1 FreeBsd 9.2

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    OpenBSD!!

  • Chris Black commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    A FreeBSD option would be fantastic.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    +1 FreeBSD please, this is from March, when will you add it?

  • Francisco Reyes commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Any updates on this?

  • Christoffer Aasted commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    +1 FreeBSD 9.2 just got released it's super awesome ! ;-)

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    +1 OpenBSD

  • Alexander commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    I want FreeBSD!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    +1 openbsd

  • Hermes Ojeda Ruiz commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    +1 OpenBSD

  • Richard commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    I would love BSD!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    It would be really nice to hear the status of this.

  • Dominik commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    How much more do we need to upvote it? 1200+ Votes! PLEASE

  • Julio commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    +1 I'll switch for freebsd :)

  • Douglas Cuthbertson commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    It would be really great if you would support FreeBSD. Thank you for considering it.

  • Jan Pingel commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Another +1 for FreeBSD. I've been looking for a new provider to allow us to scale better for awhile now without moving away from FreeBSD. I'd move all our VPSes the moment FreeBSD is available as I liked what I saw playing around with a Debian VPS on DO.

  • Ilya commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    FreeBSD!

    Any updates on this?

  • BSDaemon commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    FreeBSD would be a great addition and gets my vote. Thanks

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    A must!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    We will wait for FreeBSD.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

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  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    OpenBSD rules them all.

  • Andres commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    OpenBSD FTW!

  • Lenzi Sergio commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    good... I am an ancient user or FreeBSD and NetBSD...

  • Graham commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Great idea!

  • jonathan commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    I'm also interested in OpenBSD

  • Vadim Zhukov commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    OpenBSD support will be very interesting for us. It runs fine under virtualization hosts already...

  • Patricio commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    NetBSD!!!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    I'd prefer OpenBSD, FreeBSD, DragonflyBSD and NetBSD. In that order.

  • Blair Sadewitz commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Can't we just have an option to use ipxe to boot whatever we'd like?

  • Max Pyatishev commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    +1

  • Sebastian Rother commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    I personaly do prefer OpenBSD but you might consider to support ANY major BSD?

    OpenBSD, NetBSD, FreeBSD and DragonflyBSD :-)

    But if I have just one vote I'd vote for OpenBSD.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    FreeBSD -

  • CeDeROM commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    please support FreeBSD! :-)

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    OpenBSD for stability!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    OpenBSD is the most secure.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    OpenBSD awesome!

  • Barry commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    OpenBSD is an extremely feature-rich OS long before you need to start messing about with PORTS. Just having an nginx chroot in the base install is enough for many a web app.

  • exe commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    +1 goes to OpenBSD

  • xr commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Would you be able to provide support for OpenBSD please?

  • zoran commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    OpenBSD...the king of all OS...secure, stable, reliable...you name it...one awesome os.

  • joel johnston commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    FREEBSD Pleease

  • Al Plant commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    FreeBSD (The Rock Solid OS.)

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    OpenBSD and FreeBSD support would be excellent.

  • bli commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    OpenBSD

  • Denis commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    OpenBSD please !

  • Thomas Mueller commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    My vote is for FreeBSD. FreeBSD is much stabler that NetBSD on my hardware, and OpenBSD is not viable at all due to lack of support for GPT and USB 3.0: no access to my hard drives.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    OpenBSD +1 +1

  • Frank commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Why no Windows Server?

    Only joking. FreeBSD as BSD of preference. Why settle for Linux when you could have the real thing?

  • R. Krieger commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    OpenBSD would be my strong preference (nothing against the other flavours; to each his own). I find it works fine under KVM.

    I'd look forward to seeing such an offering.

    Getting the infrastructure in place shouldn't be too difficult: 3 fairly trivial files using PXE and TFTP allow you to get it installed via a virtual serial console in a few minutes.

  • Beto Sanchez commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    OpenBSD

  • Quist commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    OpenBSD please please please

  • Theron ZORBAS commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Always OpenBSD

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    OpenBSD+

  • noah commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    OpenBSD+

  • bsduser commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Also +1 for BSD
    //FreeBSD user

  • C commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    OpenBSD and FreeBSD, please.

  • Shan commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    pfsense+1

  • Billy commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Count me in!

    Although having used FreeBSD for over a decade, switching to OpenBSD was like a breath of fresh air. So much simpler and so much more secure.

    Like they say, "perfection is achieved, not when there's nothing left to add, but when there's nothing left to take away". I believe no other OS in the world today embodies this principle as well as OpenBSD does.

    Thank you.

  • pc commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Any news on FreeBSD... really need this?

  • Charlie commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    I have been waiting and waiting and waiting to sign up for a Digital Ocean account, but I refuse to do it until you support *BSD (preferably FreeBSD, but any variant will do).

    Every few months I check back, and every few months I'm told its "coming soon." Will it ever actually happen?

    Colonel Sandurz: Try here. Stop.

    Dark Helmet: What the hell am I looking at? When does this happen in the movie?

    Colonel Sandurz: Now. You're looking at now, sir. Everything that happens now, is happening now.

    Dark Helmet: What happened to then?

    Colonel Sandurz: We passed then.

    Dark Helmet: When?

    Colonel Sandurz: Just now. We're at now now.

    Dark Helmet: Go back to then.

    Colonel Sandurz: When?

    Dark Helmet: Now.

    Colonel Sandurz: Now?

    Dark Helmet: Now.

    Colonel Sandurz: I can't.

    Dark Helmet: Why?

    Colonel Sandurz: We missed it.

    Dark Helmet: When?

    Colonel Sandurz: Just now.

    Dark Helmet: When will then be now?

    Colonel Sandurz: Soon.

    Dark Helmet: How soon?

  • Tux commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    You need to... Coz I'm switching when it's available.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    September is almost over. :P

  • Mike &#39;Fuzzy commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    A freebsd or openbsd choice would make digitalocean a no brainer for me.

  • Joseph Altea commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    FreeBSD 10.x series should be carried when released - I am testing alpha 2 right now and it is seriously a great system for GO programming websites using Google's GO - the way the compiler handles the concurrency and the frugal use of resources would make it a nice addition to the Digital Ocean droplets as a properly configured app setup would be very light on resources.

  • Austen Conrad commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    +1 FreeBSD

  • Shane commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    I prefer OpenBSD as an option, but will settle for FreeBSD.

    However given that they both work under KVM, we should be able to install them ourselves.

  • PC commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Yes please, still waiting

  • Ricardo Falasca commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Waiting for FreeBSD.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    this

  • Eric commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Up for this. Once freebsd is added I will switch

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    We need FreeBSD and OpenBSD!!
    :D

  • sz commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    First off,.. great job on the performance of your cloud offering. Its amazing. The way that it is currently architected,. I have a need for an OpenBSD instance, because it has pf() which is amazing, and its a secure way to do Firewall, load-balancing and vpn. 3 Things that will come in handy when interacting with your cloud. Thanks for the great hardware!

  • Gary Whittington commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Thanks for the update. Looking forward to FreeBSD soon.

  • Michael Stubbs commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Thank you Moisey Uretsky for the update on this. It would please me very much to see FreeBSD on DigitalOcean and I hope the plan comes to fruition!

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    It seems we underestimated the amount of work we had in addition to our growth which has delayed this but we should have 3 new backend software engineers starting in September so we are going to push to get this done.

    Thanks

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Mosey? Give us freebsd please?

  • Jev Bjorsell commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    @Moisey Uretsky from DigitalOcean set an expectation in March that custom images, including FreeBSD, would be available "next week"

    What happened? *grumble*

  • Ivan commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    It is 3rd of August, no BSD sill...

  • Aaron Johnson commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    I'd like some good secure BSD.

  • Francisco commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Waiting for FreeBSD support before testing Digital Ocean!

  • Quist commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    I am all in for OpenBSD when it becomes available. Sooner is better than later!

  • cam commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    I contacted the support and asked for an update. Their reply:
    ------
    Hello,

    I do not have an update for you at this time but I can say I have heard requests internally for OpenBSD support as well. When new OS options are made available we will be sure to let everyone know via the Blog and Twitter.

    Thanks
    Ryan
    -----

    Hopefully it will be rather soon...

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    One of my sites has tons of users that need FreeBSD in their servers. So once you have FreeBSD ready I will let them know about you =)

  • afterboot commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    +1000 for OpenBSD!

  • Alex commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Hey @Moisey, it's July now, what's the status?

    Thanks

    Moisey Uretsky (Head of Product, Digital Ocean) commented · May 25, 2013 12:50 a.m.
    There are a few distros that require a bit of work in managing them, specifically Arch and Gentoo.

    Arch is done and we are fixing up gentoo now and then we'll be looking into BSD, earliest possible ETA for it should be the end of June and we'll update this as we make more progress.

  • cam commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    This is marked as "started" any way to get an update on the status? are we at 10% complete or 90% complete?

  • ky7en commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Yes, FreeBSD is need !

  • Greg Fitzgerald commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    +10 OpenBSD (I feel special)

  • Stuart McMurray commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    +1 for OpenBSD

  • Attila Györffy commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    DragonFlyBSD please as so far it has the best performance in most scenarios that I'd guess a lot of us want to use it for.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    FreeBSD

  • Emil Muratov commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Ready to signup if u'll get FreeBSD available.

  • cam commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    OpenBSD 5.3: New drivers for virtio(4) devices: vio(4) (network), vioblk(4) (block devices, attaching as SCSI disks) and viomb(4) (memory ballooning built-in GENERIC / GENERIC.MP
    Manpage: http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/man.cgi?query=virtio&apropos=0&sektion=4&manpath=OpenBSD+5.3&arch=i386&format=html

  • cam commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    +1 for OpenBSD

  • Eric De La Cruz Lugo commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Yea 1 more Vote for FreeBSD 9.1 or 8.4 will be just great!

  • Trev commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    FreeBSD for sure.

  • MJ commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    I vote for this as well.

  • MarlboroMan commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Please FreeBSD!
    FreeBSD 8.4 just released!
    Good news is:
    [amd64, i386] The paravirtualized virtio(4) drivers have been added to GENERIC kernel. They include PCI fontend, net, block, balloon, and scsi drivers. The module files are virtio.ko, virtio_pci.ko, if_vtnet.ko, virtio_blk.ko, virtio_balloon.ko, and virtio_scsi.ko, respectively.

  • Timi commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    FreeBSD please

  • Alex commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    @Moisey Uretsky (Head of Product, Digital Ocean)

    So that's about ~2 weeks. Do update this thread with the progress. I just like to state that if you get FreeBSD I'll sign up as a paying customer.

    Thank you

  • Oleg Melenevsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    FreeBSD FTW

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    FreeBSD

  • Ricardo Obregón commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Cool!, As soon as FreeBSD is available, I'll move to DO :)

  • Bico Fino commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    +1

  • Stanley commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    FreebSD!

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    There are a few distros that require a bit of work in managing them, specifically Arch and Gentoo.

    Arch is done and we are fixing up gentoo now and then we'll be looking into BSD, earliest possible ETA for it should be the end of June and we'll update this as we make more progress.

    Thanks

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    I would love to see freebsd droplets in DO.

  • Mustafa commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    guys come on we need FreeBSD

  • Arm commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    FreeBSD

  • Rafa commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Would also seriously consider switching from Linode if FreeBSD is an option

  • Jonas Bülow commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    FreeBSD

  • sam commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    FreeBSD

  • oleg kolobov commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    FreeBSD

  • John Ratcliffe commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    FreeBSD

  • Casper commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    FreeBSD

  • Marco van Tol commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    FreeBSD

  • Thiago Gomes commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    FreeBSD

  • Dillon A commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    I will switch from Linode as soon as this is available. OpenBSD would be preferred, but FreeBSD would be okay too.

  • Fernando Ducloux commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    yes please! openbsd nodes would be awesome!

  • Amaury Hernández Águila commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    +3! Add FreeBSD and I'll sign up immediately!

  • Tyler Hall commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Add FreeBSD and I will also bring friends!

  • Francisco commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    You add FreeBSD to the stack and I bring friends!

  • Jev Bjorsell commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    @Moisey any update on this?

  • Mustafa commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    another vote for freebsd

  • cvrtky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Can't wait to try this out.
    Waiting time is HIGHLY overrated ;)

  • PC commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Can I add my name to the list of people wanting FreeBSD 9.1 - would certainly switch if available. Thanks

  • Jev Bjorsell commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    I'm very much looking forward to FreeBSD support!

  • Victor Warren commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Any update about BSD ?

  • Peter Sanchez commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    You add FreeBSD support, I sign up immediately!

  • x500.net commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    +1 for FreeBSD

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    In the works and there is another more upvoted request for this so closing this one in favor of the original.

    Thanks

  • cvrtky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Whee!!
    Can't wait to try this against my current VPS

  • Gerhard Lazu commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    AMAZING NEWS! Can't wait!

  • Victor commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    uhuul! it will be fantastic!

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    We are working on an ISO installer now which customers will be able to use to upload an ISO and then a launch a new VM from that ISO and install it as they see fit.

    It should work with FreeBSD and we hope to have it deployed in beta next week. =]

  • Gerhard Lazu commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Another vote for FreeBSD

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    DO not having FreeBSD guests is, as mentioned before, a deal breaker.
    Just Do It! :-)

  • Lucas Lima commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    +1

  • Andy commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    +1, please asap…

  • Sydney Meyer commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    +3 - I would see this as a Chance for you Guys. Get a few Hacker Karma Bonus Points.

  • Victor commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    + 1

  • Neal Clark commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    +3. lack of freebsd is the only thing i dislike about your platform.

  • Henrique Utsch commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    FreeBSD is the best SO.

  • Sean commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    FreeBSD would be a very nice thing to see. :)

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    We dont have an ETA on this yet and you can use the other existing feature request to up vote it there.

    Thanks! =]

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Hi Victor,

    There's really no difference between a trial server or regular server it requires the same amount of support.

    I'm going to close this request so you can up-vote the other FreeBSD request that already exists and has more votes.

    Thanks,
    Moisey

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    No extra convincing needed just a matter of finding the free time =]

  • Francisco commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Is there any thing I can do to convince you guys to build a FreeBSD 9.1 Image? :)

  • Jean-François Rioux commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    +3 For FreeBSD

  • Danny Fullerton commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    +3 for FreeBSD and OpenBSD

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Going to close this one in favor of the original.

  • Danny Fullerton commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44
  • hareemca commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    +1 for freebsd

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    That's another item we are working on which is to create a bootable rescue ISO so that you can mount your image and work on it there.

    The issue with kernels is related to grub as a bootloader which has a few quirks that need to be worked out so that we can give full access to customers back to the kernel.

    The other option is just to provide a kernel selection preference when booting the virtual server.

  • Blair Sadewitz commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Perhaps as a beta test we could boot a generic ipxe image and load our own kernel over the network? That way you won't have to worry about those other bugs until you roll out the feature.

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    We've made a really rough alpha version of an ISO import that we use internally to import all of the new Linux distros when they are released.

    But there are still too many bugs that we need to work out before we can start beta testing it publicly in the Labs section.

    It is on the roadmap however.

  • Tyler Blair commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    would love to see FreeBSD, kind of a deal breaker without it (was expecting that we could upload an ISO and install it manually since you guys use KVM? but I guess not)

  • Francisco commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    +1

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Sorry no update on this yet as we are still primarily focusing on various Linux distros and improving the overall quality of service.

  • Francisco commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    thumbs up :)

  • Blair Sadewitz commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    If given the opportunity, I would see to NetBSD support.

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:44

    Unfortunately we do not yet currently support FreeBSD but we may be adding it in the future.

    If it gets up voted more we'll push it to a higher priority on our roadmap.

    Thanks