Recently I chanced upon Atlantic Hosting which offers affordable cloud Virtual Private Servers. If you are new to linux servers and want something to test, you will be glad to know that Atlantic is offering a trial VPS for 1 year at no cost. The VPS ( comes with 1 CPU Core and 1 GB RAM. You will get 40GB disk space along with 3TB bandwidth which should be sufficient for small personal websites and apps. If you just want a VPS for testing or if you just want to get your feet warm, this is an ideal offer.
Atlantic also bundles 50GB of free Block Storage for 1 year. Right now they are offering Block Storage only in USA-East-1 (Orlando, FL) region so if you want to avail both the server and block storage, make sure your server is hosted in the same region.
To avail the free VPS, just signup for an account and opt for G2.1 GB Cloud Plan while adding a new server.
Signup with my link to get $15 in additional free credit to spend on Atlantic’s services.