Host Your Own Minecraft Server for Free on Amazon Web Services
For educators interested in improving their Minecraft skills, nothing beats having your own server that you can share with a few key experts (aka students). Those folks that have never used Amazon Web Services in the past can create a virtual server for free for a whole year. This will allow you to explore Minecraft on your own schedule from anywhere on the planet and with whom ever you wish. The following free eBook is a tutorial on how to get started. It is written from a Mac users point of view, but information is relative to Windows and Linux users too.