I want to run my EAs at home without using a virtual host.
Other than a computer and a power supply, is there any other component I will need?
And, generally, I would like to hear your experiences about the home setups.
i use a server at home and a VPS.
The home server provides much more calculating power and is already paid.
The VPS offers the better latency to the trading servers of my broker (< 2ms) as has to be paid monthly.
So it depends on your needs.
I would always prefer the local solution as long as you do have a stable internet connection and power network
The VPS is just my backup and mostly used when i'm on vacation.
Thanks a lot Daniel.
I don't have so much experience in installing and using home servers.
From the point of view of trading, what are the differences between running Metatrader - or any other trading platform - on a home server and running them on an OS like Windows or MacOS?
On a VPS, usually only server OS is used or supplied by the VPS provider. You can theoretically setup a client OS, but that is usually a disadvantage for the reasons already mentioned.
PS! Please note that I refer to 3rd party fully functional VPS setups and not the MetaTrader VPS services by MetaQuotes.