DigitalOcean answered a key request of its 500,000-strong user base by adding FreeBSD support.

NEW YORK, – January 14, 2015 –   DigitalOcean announced today that FreeBSD is available on its platform. FreeBSD is a Unix-like open-source operating system, and the first non-Linux operating system available on DigitalOcean.

FreeBSD was an oft-requested feature for DigitalOcean by developers because of its added flexibility when compared to Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. "DigitalOcean will continue to give developers more options," said Moisey Uretsky, co-founder and chief product officer of DigitalOcean, when referring to the increased ability to compile and install software from its source.

DigitalOcean overhauled its infrastructure over the last year by releasing their metadata service. Improving the backend code so it could automatically serve its content gave DigitalOcean the foundation necessary to add a powerful and advanced operating system like FreeBSD early in 2015.

About The FreeBSD Project
FreeBSD is a free, Unix-like operating system. Originally released in 1993,  it is now the most widely used open-source BSD distribution; well-regarded for its exceptional performance, strong security, and dedicated team of individuals maintaining its code. Learn more about FreeBSD from

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