I'm in the slow process of laying out my full technical setup for real trading, and I notice a lot of brokers offer "free" or discounted VPS services (on contract with a company). Now, I do not and will not be running an EA, so most of the utility I perceive from a VPS goes away. However, I was thinking about the subject, and here's the Pros & Cons I could come up. Pros: - "Faster" execution - Personal Setup Failure Protection - Simplification of Technical Setup - Off-sight Backup Cons: - Extra Point of Failure - Off-site Security Exposure - Cost I have no experience with VPS directly (plenty with handling remote servers, though), but I can't see much utility, as I don't run EAs. Am I missing anything in the calculation?