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How to set up your own server

Would you like to run your own server? Do you feel you need a computer science degree and a huge amount of money to do that? Think again!

Dave Winer, who created RSS, has a new project called EC2 for Poets designed “to make cloud computing less mysterious by helping people through the process of setting up a server on Amazon EC2.” Amazon’s EC2 is its “Elastic Compute Cloud” which is “a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.”

You can read about Dave’s project in this nice short piece on Wired magazine’s “webmonkey” site:

Scott explains that Dave wants us to “bust the mystique of servers,” break free of the corporate silos. He wants to start by focusing on corporate blogging sites like Twitter and Facebook. The idea is build “distributed systems that aren’t controlled by any single corporation or technology platform.”

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