Thanks for writing in. Originally we offered a trial but unfortunately that led to many complications. Customers forgot that they were on a trial and when it expired their servers were deleted which was really frustrating.
Also with a free trial and root access we had to limit the functionality severely so that abusive users wouldn't be able to abuse the virtual machines but for legitimate users this made it seem like our virtual severs were performing very slowly.
So for that and other reasons we had to do away with the free trial unfortunately.