FreeBSD is the operating system of choice for many enterprises as well as individuals, especially for running various types of internet services. In fact, many major service/content providers use FreeBSD as a reliable platform for their mission-critical applications.
A typical FreeBSD installation can be easily turned into an internet server with minimum effort. For example, you can set up a secure and reliable web server in a few minutes, thanks to FreeBSD's easy-to-use, yet powerful, package management system.
Whatever you might need to turn your system into, a powerful internet server is already available in the base system installation or in the ports/packages system.
In this chapter, we will quickly ...