For some reason I hear one question increasingly often lately: "Where can I host my FreeBSD stuff?" This is a short article about different VPS and cloud hosting offers with either good FreeBSD support or the ability to install whatever you like from ISO images (including FreeBSD, obviously).
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SSH is probably the most secure way of connecting remotely to your servers and virtual machines. However, no matter how strong the protocol is, the user and their credentials is usually the weak spot. That's why a lot of companies (the bigger, the more likely) require Multi-Factor Authentication by policy where ever possible. Here's how to set up and configure MFA with keypair and server-side password, or server-side password and Google Authenticator for SSH in FreeBSD.
There has been some really good news recently for users of AWS, who -like me- have a keen interest in running FreeBSD there. Previously there was only an unofficial source for FreeBSD AMIs (or semi-official, given that the person behind it is a former FreeBSD Security Officer). However, a couple of weeks ago, the FreeBSD team have included the generation of fresh AMIs into their regular snapshot schedule.
In case you wonder about missing articles and comments, and the change in layout... I have moved to Pelican and decided that some legacy articles are no longer worth keeping.