Or it suggests something on their side f*cked up and my VM got reset to a default state since I ordered a Debian VM then installed FreeBSD using the ISO. But whatever, I'm now happily running several FreeBSD virtual machines at other providers.
Alert: Operator error!
If you "ordered a Debian VM" you got a Debian VM. The option you needed to order was "BYO ISO".
Given how popular FreeBSD has become, Binary Lane also now have an option for FreeBSD 12.