The makers of FreeBSD have compiled a collection of common programs that have been designed to run on the
FreeBSD operating system. The VPS v2 has been designed to be able to use the ports collection to install programs
on your VPS v2. There are several popular ports for VPS v2.
It is important to note that not all of the ports are compatible with the VPS v2 environment.
The FreeBSD ports collection can be found in the /ports directory of your VPS v2. From there, the ports are
divided up by categories. Inside each category is a directory containing information about the individual program
for each port. The best way to see what ports are available is to check out the ports index at
Some ports may not install easily into the VPS v2 environment, or they may require additional configuration to get
them to work. Some of the more common ports that require such special effort have a vinstall script to
ease the installation process. You may want to see if a
vinstall exists for the packages you are interested
The pkg_info command can be used for two common tasks. First, simply running pkg_info at the command
prompt will list the ports that are currently installed on your server. Another option is to find out specific information
about a port that is installed. To find out about a specific port, run pkg_info [package-name]. For more
information on the pkg_info command, see the man page.