I would like to introduce everyone to a small project called Gamocosm. It was built by the guy who made the famous Universal Launcher for MS^2. The project allows you to host and manage minecraft servers for as cheap as $1 a month or less, and best of all you don’t need to know how to set up a server!
Gamocosm is still a small (Free) project and involves creating a Digital Ocean account for the hosting (You pay Digital Ocean not Gamocosm). You just give Gamocosm an API key for your new Digital Ocean account and it will create/setup servers for you. There are detailed instructions.
It uses Digital Ocean since their prices are VERY cheap for very reliable service! Its been pretty reliable and I’ve started to help out with development :). We are working on a lot of really neat features and have very big plans for its future! If you have a moment please check it out.