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

Father Christmas left an iPad under the tree

Father Christmas still comes to our 12 year old.

This year she only had one thing on her Christmas list. Smart move as there’s not much wiggle room for Father Christmas and his elves when there’s only one item on the list…

And so it came to pass. The Garton-Hill household now has a shiny new 16GB Wifi . . . → Read More: Father Christmas left an iPad under the tree

The real business case for Google Apps for Business

In this article I analyse in detail the total cost of ownership (TCO) of a traditional Wintel IT infrastructure vs Google Apps for Business putting forward the real business case for change. . . . → Read More: The real business case for Google Apps for Business

Google Apps for Business: This decade’s disruptive technology?

Over the past two years I have “gone Google”. It wasn’t intentional, it just happened as more and more of the stuff coming out of their labs was just so “cool”. My email is Gmail, my browser is Chrome, my apps are Google apps, my share portfolio is on Google finance and I store all my . . . → Read More: Google Apps for Business: This decade’s disruptive technology?