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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. http://www.gigenet.com/cloud-servers.html

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

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