Configure a FreeBSD 10.1 server for hosting Laravel 5.x applications.

In this post I’ll document the installation of a web application hosting environment using FreeBSD 10.1; I will install the core components that will enable you to host a Laravel 4.x/5.x application. In this tutorial I will be using FreeBSD’s pkg tool to install the packages, pkg is similar to the package management tools that […]

Configuring a simple web server firewall on FreeBSD 10.1

FreeBSD comes shipped with three software firewalls but personally I found that IPFW is pretty easy to configure and gets the job done nicely. This quick post will help you configure your FreeBSD server protected with the IPFW firewall in just a few minutes. First of all we need to enable the firewall, we do […]

How to enable root login over SSH on FreeBSD 8.2

Unlike many linux distributions FreeBSD by default disables ‘root’ login over SSH (at least it does with FreeBSD 8.2), If you do need to enable remote root logins over SSH this simple blog post will show you what you need to do; the more secure way of gaining remote admin access to your server would […]