If you want to take away the hassle of running TheBetEngine on your local PC, or you are using an Apple or Android-based device, then you can rent a Virtual Private Server (VPS). This is like having access to your own dedicated PC located in a remote data centre. The benefits are that the PC runs 24x7 and with a good quality Internet connection.
You can access the VPS using Remote Desktop. Remote Desktop is built into the Windows operating system and there are applications available for tablets and some mobile phones that support Remote Desktop access.
When taking out a VPS, you need to ensure the following:
TheBetEngine has been successfully tested on VPS offerings from the following three suppliers (although it is known to work on others):
- It is a Windows-based VPS (do NOT use a Linux-based VPS)
- You should opt for a VPS with at least 2Gb RAM and at least 20-30Gb of disk space
- Make sure that the VPS is not located in a Betfair-restricted location, like the USA (this rules out Azure sites and Amazon sites), Germany, Spain, and Italy.
- Simply Cloud [formerly Tagadab] (www.simplyhosting.cloud)
- Memset (www.memset.com)