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How do I host a UDP server for free or cheap? I can't afford to actually buy or rent a physical server. I have a prototype server application written in C#, and I can probably rewrite it in any platform or language.

What's the easiest way to do this?

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Why the thumb down? Is this a bad question? – user434565 Jul 24 '11 at 6:47
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You can rent time on a virtual server, such as on amazon EC2 or Rackspace cloud or the like. You can get cheaper servers running Linux than windows, so a rewrite might be helpful. But without a machine to run your software on, it's difficult to run your software.

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The gigenet cloud has some good cloud server hosting that's pretty cheap if you use the smaller instances.

If you want something even more cost effective and are willing to compromise with the quality of the service, is a decent VPS provider that I use for hosting non-critical applications.

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