Your home computer may be great for sending emails, making presentations and creating a spreadsheet of expenses. However, is your infrastructure at home powerful enough to give you an uninterrupted computing experience? Are there times when the internet connection becomes unstable or the power supply gets interrupted? Mostly, we’re able to pick up from where we left off, after muttering a swearword or three under our breath! However, when there’s an interruption while you’re in the middle of a trade or have set up automated trading, you could end up losing money.
This is where a virtual server helps. Virtual hosting enhances your trading experience and ensures you don’t lose anything even if there’s an issue with your internet or power supply.
Virtual hosting offers round-the-clock, uninterrupted operation, which is a great convenience if you’re using Expert Advisor or other trading robots. The MT4 VPS allows your trades to be executed with practically no delay.
Search for the term “free MT4 VPS” and you may find several providers claiming to offer this service. However, the excitement is short-lived and lasts only till you read the fine-print or decide to sign up. The so-called free MT4 VPS hosting would be provided by a third party that requires you to register. Most of these providers are likelyto charge you a fee unless your monthly trading volume exceeds a set amount. So, you will be required to provide credit card details, and the fee will be auto deducted in case your trading volume in the previous month falls short of the set amount.
You have the option of renting a virtual server from the MT4 terminal itself, which is probably a good way to ensure uninterrupted operation. The best part is that it’s hassle free. You don’t need to install a terminal and spend time setting it up. Moreover, you can rest assured that the server will be correctly configured. All you’ll need to do is to transfer your indicators, scripts, Expert Advisors and signal subscriptions to the virtual server. However, this is a very simple process that takes only a few minutes to be completed. The pricing is reasonable, since it offers ease of use and ensures your robots and signals are at work 24 hours a day. And the fee is deducted automatically from your trading account.
You can check out MT4 VPS hosting during its free trial period. If you’d prefer to opt for third-party VPS hosting, you’ll probably need to try out a few of them before deciding on which one to go ahead with. Big tip coming up! Do remember to turn off the option in case you decide against using it to prevent the fee from being auto deducted.
If you liked this educational article please consult our Risk Disclosure Notice before starting to trade. Trading leveraged products involves a high level of risk. You may lose more than your invested capital.