How to Install PicoShare on FreeBSD Latest

PicoShare is a peer-to-peer file-sharing platform developed by Pico. It allows users to share files securely and privately without having to go through a centralized server. In this tutorial, we will go through the steps to install PicoShare on FreeBSD Latest.


Before we begin, make sure that you have the following:

Step 1: Install Dependencies

To install PicoShare, we first need to install the following dependencies:

Open your terminal or SSH client and run the following command to install Node.js and NPM:

sudo pkg install node npm

Step 2: Install PicoShare

After installing the dependencies, we can now proceed with the installation of PicoShare. Follow these steps:

  1. Download the latest release from the official PicoShare website by running the command:
  1. Extract the contents of the downloaded ZIP archive by running the command:
  1. Navigate to the extracted directory by running:
cd picoshare-*
  1. Use NPM to install the required packages:
npm install

Step 3: Run PicoShare

Now that we have installed PicoShare, we can start the server by running the following command:

npm start

Now, open your web browser and navigate to http://localhost:9000 to access the PicoShare web interface. If you want other users to access your PicoShare instance, you will need to configure your firewall and port forwarding rules accordingly.


In this tutorial, we have shown you how to install PicoShare on FreeBSD Latest. You can now securely and privately share files with your peers using this decentralized file-sharing platform.

If you want to self-host in an easy, hands free way, need an external IP address, or simply want your data in your own hands, give a try!