So, if you want to set up a new DB2 server in a couple minutes, just mosey over to the IBM Developer Cloud, register, and instantiate a machine or two. You'll then be able to access it like any other copy of DB2:
- via DB2 command line
- from Data Studio
- from your PHP or Rails web application
- remotely via SSH
On Windows, I personally like to use PuTTY for SSH and WinSCP for SCP and SFTP (basically, FTP over SSH).
DB2 Express-C Community Team