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Just a couple of days ago I wrote a little bit about how cloud servers are such a commodity item now, easily created and destroyed.

Today I wanted a server to test out a new tool, but I didn’t want to risk there being any impact to any of my existing production servers. So I created a new one on Vultr. From the time I started to the time I had a running server was just over a minute, and I recorded a screencast.

When I was done testing a couple of hours later I destroyed the server. Total cost to me for this exercise was about $0.02, or it would have been were it not for the fact that Vultr gave me a $5 account credit when I signed up.

It’s hardly riveting viewing, but it’s nevertheless amazing in its own way.

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