Softsys hosting windows VPS review - futures io
futures io



Softsys hosting windows VPS review


Discussion in Trading Reviews and Vendors

Updated
      Top Posters
    1. looks_one Christophe with 6 posts (0 thanks)
    2. looks_two banf42 with 4 posts (0 thanks)
    3. looks_3 Magiklair with 3 posts (2 thanks)
    4. looks_4 Big Mike with 2 posts (0 thanks)
    1. trending_up 4,529 views
    2. thumb_up 2 thanks given
    3. group 3 followers
    1. forum 15 posts
    2. attach_file 0 attachments




Welcome to futures io: the largest futures trading community on the planet, with well over 125,000 members
  • Genuine reviews from real traders, not fake reviews from stealth vendors
  • Quality education from leading professional traders
  • We are a friendly, helpful, and positive community
  • We do not tolerate rude behavior, trolling, or vendors advertising in posts
  • We are here to help, just let us know what you need
You'll need to register in order to view the content of the threads and start contributing to our community.  It's free and simple.

-- Big Mike, Site Administrator

(If you already have an account, login at the top of the page)

 
Search this Thread
 

Softsys hosting windows VPS review

(login for full post details)
  #11 (permalink)
 Magiklair 
Alexandria, Minnesota
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninja trader
Broker: IB / IQFeed
Trading: Forex
 
Posts: 135 since Jun 2014
Thanks: 30 given, 37 received


banf42 View Post
(sorry for the lagged reply)

I'm on the ECO 1 vps.

I have had another couple of ninja freezes occur, they're unnerving.

I saw my Task Manager continue to update during the freeze, so it was not the whole machine, just my NinjaTrader windows - I don't know what to make of that.

Are you using a SSD drive? These are the plans for a SSD drive https://www.softsyshosting.com/ssd-windows-vps/
They're not really set up for trading, Although they should work fine. You may want to find a host that is in the trading business and understand your needs. It may come with a higher price of course.
Regards, Brian

Reply With Quote
The following 2 users say Thank You to Magiklair for this post:

Can you help answer these questions
from other members on futures io?
Is IBKRs BookTrader OK?
Platforms and Indicators
ID Indicator ?
ThinkOrSwim
Hey! How do I sell something on the same condition more …
TradeStation
Using fxd files in FXCM trading station
Platforms and Indicators
looking for developer for pine scripts
Platforms and Indicators
 
 
(login for full post details)
  #12 (permalink)
 Christophe 
Sydney Australia
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninja Trader
Trading: CL, ES, AUD/USD
 
Posts: 51 since Apr 2013
Thanks: 27 given, 31 received


Christophe View Post
I just want to add that since my review I have been trying to see what are my upgrade
I must say I am very frustrated with the lack of upgrade deals with softsys.

Unless the situation changes I will be then looking at moving to a differant VPS provider for the release of NT8.
I am looking for any suggestions for a budget self-managed VPS with good reliability. I was personally looking at Windows VPS | ZerOne Hosting at $400/year for 4gb of ram, 2 VCPU and SSD.
I couldn't find any reviews but their data centre (Incero) has a a great reputation online.


Just to let people know, I am about to ditch Softsys and move to Zerone.

I have just got my VPS set up today so it's still early days. But so far the speed of the VPS is almost night and day in favour of zerone (At the same time the cost is also more than double of what I am currently paying).

Again it's too early to come to a conclusion but I will let people know in a new thread how things are going once I am up and running and after using their services for a couple of weeks at the very least.

Started this thread Reply With Quote
 
(login for full post details)
  #13 (permalink)
 Big Mike 
Site Administrator
Swing Trader
Data Scientist & DevOps
Manta, Ecuador
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: Custom solution
Trading: Futures & Crypto
 
Big Mike's Avatar
 
Posts: 50,121 since Jun 2009
Thanks: 32,594 given, 98,697 received



Christophe View Post
Just to let people know, I am about to ditch Softsys and move to Zerone.

I have just got my VPS set up today so it's still early days. But so far the speed of the VPS is almost night and day in favour of zerone (At the same time the cost is also more than double of what I am currently paying).

Again it's too early to come to a conclusion but I will let people know in a new thread how things are going once I am up and running and after using their services for a couple of weeks at the very least.

Why are you not using @sam028's service?



Mike

We're here to help -- just ask

For the best trading education, watch our webinars
Searching for trading reviews? Review this list

Follow us on Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook

Support our community as an Elite Member:
https://futures.io/elite/

Visit other sites? Please spread the word about your experience with our community!
Follow me on Twitter Visit my futures io Trade Journal Reply With Quote
 
(login for full post details)
  #14 (permalink)
 Christophe 
Sydney Australia
 
Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninja Trader
Trading: CL, ES, AUD/USD
 
Posts: 51 since Apr 2013
Thanks: 27 given, 31 received


Big Mike View Post
Why are you not using @sam028's service?



Mike

Because it's 3 times the price of what I get with zerone hosting (specs for specs). The server location isn't as great. But I am not sure it would matter much for the type of strategies I am runing.

Started this thread Reply With Quote
 
(login for full post details)
  #15 (permalink)
 Big Mike 
Site Administrator
Swing Trader
Data Scientist & DevOps
Manta, Ecuador
 
Experience: Advanced
Platform: Custom solution
Trading: Futures & Crypto
 
Big Mike's Avatar
 
Posts: 50,121 since Jun 2009
Thanks: 32,594 given, 98,697 received


Christophe View Post
Because it's 3 times the price of what I get with zerone hosting (specs for specs). The server location isn't as great. But I am not sure it would matter much for the type of strategies I am runing.

Interesting.

Often times, you do get what you pay for. Cheaper hosting is rarely better hosting.

How important is a reliable server? If the cost difference is $50 a month for example, how much is your time worth?

Anyway, not looking for a debate. I'm sure you already have considered these things.

Mike

We're here to help -- just ask

For the best trading education, watch our webinars
Searching for trading reviews? Review this list

Follow us on Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook

Support our community as an Elite Member:
https://futures.io/elite/

Visit other sites? Please spread the word about your experience with our community!
Follow me on Twitter Visit my futures io Trade Journal Reply With Quote
 
(login for full post details)
  #16 (permalink)
 banf42 
Dallas TX
 
Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja
Broker: IB/IB
Trading: 6E CL EMD
 
Posts: 9 since Feb 2010
Thanks: 1 given, 0 received

I just wanted to update what I'm using for VPS now.

As Softsys had the random freezes, I looked around, and switched.

I'm now on togglebox.com. VPS specs are:
- 1 virtual core at 2.5GHz
- 2G RAM
- 30G disk (20G was too tight)
- $15.05 per month (plus they had given a $100 credit at startup!)

This VPS has had no freezes, and am very happy there. Even though the location is farther from IB, the connection speed makes up for it.

Hope this is helpful for anyone looking around. I realized that I have not needed to worry about the service, so have not bothered comparing prices in ~5months.

Reply With Quote


futures io Trading Community Trading Reviews and Vendors > Softsys hosting windows VPS review


Last Updated on December 4, 2015


Upcoming Webinars and Events
 

NinjaTrader Indicator Challenge!

Ongoing

BloodHound Fundamentals 101 w/Jeremy Tang @ SharkIndicators

Elite only
 

Our 12-year anniversary w/ $$,$$$ prizes (check soon)

June
     



Copyright © 2021 by futures io, s.a., Av Ricardo J. Alfaro, Century Tower, Panama, Ph: +507 833-9432 (Panama and Intl), +1 888-312-3001 (USA and Canada), info@futures.io
All information is for educational use only and is not investment advice.
There is a substantial risk of loss in trading commodity futures, stocks, options and foreign exchange products. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
no new posts