Trading on a remote server / virtual private server is a great way to allow your trading software to continuously run. This has become more and more popular among retail traders. There are always issues of your local pc crashing, loosing your power, internet connection and more. Using a remote server can help alleviate those worries and allow you to leave your custom trading strategy, automated trading system, trading platform, overnight trades and more running 24/7. This is a great option for many traders who either run software, or choose to trade from multiple locations. You can place a trade from home and continue to manage it when you get to the office all from one server.
We get many emails and questions regarding servers that can be used for this purpose. They are VPS servers otherwise known as Virtual Private Servers. There are different levels of disk space, ram and cpu that you can choose from and the cost will vary per company. Below is a link that offers very affordable remote servers for trading and all other purposes. The servers are located in the USA, and they have amazing support 24/7 to always assist you. When choosing the plan be sure to choose the Windows server which is fully compatible with both NinjaTrader and MultiCharts as well as most other Windows applications.
As mentioned above the plans vary depending on your choice, however the Value Plan offers more than enough to run your trading software. From our testing the average CPU usage is 2-5% and physical memory 30-35% with our automated trading system running on both the 6E and ES, which leaves plenty of room to spare. I wanted to share this with you as an option that is affordable and works excellent! Often brokers will offer a remote connection through their servers, but they hold a very high price for the average retail trader which generally cost around $300 per month.