In this tutorial I'll describe how to install FreeBSD 8.2 RELEASE i386 in Amazon EC2, patch all security holes and install packages built on your build server. Many thanks to Colin Percival who created AMI instances of FreeBSD in Amazon Cloud. This tutorial will explain how to install FreeBSD 8.2 RELEASE (32 bit) on t1.micro instance. Instances of this family provide a small amount of consistent CPU resources and allow you to burst CPU capacity when additional cycles are available. They are well suited for lower throughput applications and web sites that consume significant compute cycles periodically. Micro Instance: Good news are that if you sign up with Amazon EC2 now, then you'll get t1.micro instance for free for 1 year (conditions apply). As you can see, this instance type does not offer too much CPU power. That's why we'll be using a build server to compile kernel, world and ports, and then upload the binaries to our server in Amazon Cloud. I usually install it locally on my workstation/laptop in virtual machine.