What is this?Click the button to get a virtual private server.
Specs?Ubuntu 13.04, 64-bit, 614 MiB of RAM, 8 GiB storage. It’s an ec2 micro instance.
What’s the catch?The server gets destroyed after 35 minutes. You can pay to keep it longer.
When would I use this?Among other reasons, perhaps:
- You need another computer to test something quickly
- You need to install and use a utility for one thing, and don’t want to clutter your own environment
- You need a vanilla environment to get something to build and run properly
- You need linux but accidentally used windows
Why shouldn’t I just spin up an ec2/rackspace/linode instance?They all make it slower and more difficult than it should be.