So Mike Ryan from Cloudfrag got in touch to tell us about his service, which is coming soon. His plan is to provide gamers with dedicated servers, but only for the time they want to play on them. “Instead of paying a set monthly fee you only pay for the number of hours you are actually using the server,” explains Ryan. “I think this will save a lot of players a lot of money, and make dedicated servers accessible to people who do not want to pay a monthly fee.” Yep, he’s planning to charge for a dedicated service by the hour, which should work out a lot cheaper than a 24/7 server if you’re just playing a few hours a week with chums. There’s a beta for the service coming up soon, and there’s a sign-up email on the site for interested parties. Possibly worth a look.