oh; sorry. I've only surface-read your post, Marty.
I can host that server for now in Amazon - can give you root SSH access to it, no probs, however, I'm not sure how to set up full ec2 access.
I've tried that in the past and failed. If we can work that out, it's full access (it's doable I just don't know how exactly)
If that's something you can use, tell me what sort of server you need and I'll fire it up.
It costs nothing this year for me, and from next year we can all reach into the donations kitty. (the website hosting I'll keep 'donating', it's not a problem unless we go bankrupt, hehe)