I just recently discovered the SDF Public Access UNIX System, an organization that provides free, functional UNIX shells to users, plus webmail, LAMP and other servers to paid users. Check out their plans, they are very cheap.
If you grew up on the old (not ancient) internet where you read news at the newsgroups, chatted on IRC, played MUDs at college computers and nethack at home since you didn't have internet there, this is your place.
They have a modern service, and provide Minecraft servers too.
If you like their service, don't forget to donate! They accept Paypal and Bitcoin.