Become a Pioneer!

Free 4-Week Sysadmin Course

Be an independent pioneer on the Internet and run your own servers: FREE OpenBSD sysadmin course with FREE VPS for four weeks.

Claim Your VPS Homestead Today!

What You'll Learn

You'll learn how to set up your own:

  1. Virtual Private Network (VPN) to browse the web anonymously
  2. Mail server
  3. Webserver and web apps
  4. Chat network on IRC (including bots)
  5. File sharing server
  6. Firewall
  7. Custom subdomains (domain registration price not included)

How to Apply

  1. Create a free shell account and finish the unix101 tutorial.
  2. Join us over on IRC on one of our servers on #shell

To qualify, you must provide one of four verification methods:

  1. Get a referral from a friend who is trusted by IRCNow staff
  2. Provide a photo ID
  3. Show us your personal social media/website/blog
  4. Provide us with work portfolio/resume


At the end of the four free weeks course, you can:

  1. Purchase the VPS at $5USD/month. Proceeds go towards supporting a free network
  2. Volunteer as staff to keep the VPS free of charge