I am looking for help setting up an online EHM league. Currently I am able to host a game and have friends connect to my IP address and join me. this is ok, but we were really hoping for something like a persistent server. an ongoing league that simulates a season in around a month's time. we would be GMs and maybe log in once or twice week to make trades or adjust lineups and what have you, but for the most part it would be kind of like managing a fantasy hockey team more than sitting down and playing long sessions of a game.
so my big obstacles are a.) i cannot keep my laptop open and running the game 24/7, so is there a way to have the game hosted on some kind of third party server?
b.) is there a way so that the game could auto advance at certain intervals. maybe every 5 or 10 minutes it would advance a day?
thank you for any help