Upgrading your Minecraft EC2 cloud server

Firstly, let me thank everyone who read my first two articles on setting up a free Minecraft server in the cloud with Amazon EC2. The posts have proved very popular and are currently accounting for about 80% of all traffic to this blog. So due to popular demand here is the third article in the series.

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Setting up a free Minecraft server in the cloud – part 2

In part 1 of this series I explained how to create a free Micro Linux server on Amazon EC2 suitable for running a small Minecraft server. In this article I will discuss how to connect to your new server, install Minecraft and configure it.

1. Connecting to your server for the first time

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Setting up a free Minecraft server in the cloud – part 1

My 11 year old son is a Minecraft addict. If you don’t know anything about Minecraft you are obviously not a 10-12 year old boy or one the 11+ million registered users worldwide. To save you a Google search, it’s a multi-player game where you travel around artificial worlds digging, building and blowing things up. Just . . . → Read More: Setting up a free Minecraft server in the cloud – part 1

Gmail – The ultimate portable email solution

A recent post by Cringely about the problems he has experienced with his Email service made me very thankful for the ever reliable Gmail service.

Have you moved Internet Service Providers (ISPs) recently? Do you recall the hassle of changing your Email address and getting your correspondents to use your new email address? I suspect many people . . . → Read More: Gmail – The ultimate portable email solution

Backup your data. Do it now and do it right.

When was the last time you did a backup of your files? When was the last time you tested it? I mean really tested it? How would you explain to your family/business colleagues/tax department that you lost all the files?

A friend of mine recently purchased a new external hard drive to backup her digital media. Her . . . → Read More: Backup your data. Do it now and do it right.