Circle Prefect hosting is a free and paid service. We are based in the western US but have been told our service is manageable across many time-zones. Since we offer a free service, it is available for testing and later consideration.
Simple updates and details will be kept here in the forums but other important information is typically kept on the website.
To sign up for a server, free or otherwise, a form is available on the website where details can be filled out and sent in. When a form is submitted, if there is availability, a message will go out within due time and a server started.
The website link is available by clicking on the image header.
Testing hosting services is available through a week-long service. This includes everything that a subscription would include, such as world uploading, downloading, and configuration management.
There is ping information available to check latency with the server location.
To access the home page, visit this direct link.
Several services are available straight out if using the 7 day testing such as world upload/download and config/ssc manager.