Virtual Private Server (VPS)
A Virtual Private Sever (VPS) is a hosted server that allows MetaTrader 4 terminals to run seamlessly, 24 hours a day whilst the FOREX Market is open.
Virtual Hosting is particularly useful for those who use automated trading strategies (Expert Advisors).
This dependability allows traders using Expert Advisors (EA) or algorithm to trade for 24 hours with no down time possibly caused by localised issues at their own personal computer with a key example being internet connection issues.
Third Party VPS Partners:
Commerical Network Services (CNS)
CNS utilises a Hyper-V hardware virtualisation platform with lightning fast support and a customised VPS especially designed for Forex trading. CNS offer multilingual capability and high security with two-factor authentication available worldwide. Plans start at US$35/month.
- Your choice of Windows 2008 R2 or Windows 2012 R2
- 1GB of RAM, supports up to 2GB of RAM. Each additional 512MB of RAM is $6/month.
- 35GB of disk included. Each additional 1GB of disk space is $2/month
- CNS Autoboot
- CNS Remote Admin
- 1 IPv4 and 1 IPv6 address
- 10 eMail boxes
- Unlimited traffic
- telephone & helpdesk support
- two-factor authentication (optional)
With IBM servers, SAN technology, Cisco networking and VMware for virtualisation, BeeksFX offers banking grade infrastructure to retail traders. This includes direct fibre connections between racks and the data centre for sub-1 millisecond latency.
In addition to the two third party providers, MetaTrader allows you to host your own VPS through the platform from one of their 7 global services. To do so, right-click on the MT4 account you wish to host on a VPS service in the navigator, and click on ‘Request a Virtual Server’.
To discuss whether a Virtual Private Server is suitable for your trading, please contact your account manager.