Traders are often unsure whether use of a forex VPS is necessary for their trading strategy, or even if a forex VPS can benefit trading at all. Certainly, not every trading strategy can benefit from hosting on a remote server, but these are a few of the most common requirements of traders using forex VPS's:
You would like to move MT4 to a remote desktop that will be online 24/7, for the sake of convenience and security. Computer crashes and slowdowns, internet disconnections, and other distractions are the last things you need when trading. Using a remote forex VPS helps eliminate any inconsistency in your trading system. In a worse-case scenario, you can live chat or email us to get immediate help with your VPS and software running there.*
You have a forex expert advisor, or many EAs, that you need to test in a stable environment for weeks or months. Forex VPS systems do not shutdown or reboot, and are designed to have the best possible quality of connection to brokers and financial institutions. For these reasons, a forex VPS is ideal forward-testing MT4 EAs and other automated trading software.
You already have a profitable EA or automated trading portfolio, and require a stable remote environment to optimize returns from your system. For all of the same reasons mentioned above, forex hosting is ideal for deploying established, profiting strategies, in order to give them an additional edge in fastest possible exeuction speed.
Your system or software requires ultra-low latency connection to the broker. Since our systems are hosted*directly adjacent*to major financial data networks in New York and London, they can achieve latency as low as <0.10ms to a large number of brokers and trading services.
You are frequently away from your computer or trading station. A trading VPS runs on a remote server located in a data center, and can be accessed from any PC or mobile device via RDP. This means that you can "screen in" to your remote desktop from any location, while leaving the applications on the remote desktop to run uninterrupted.*
Your orders are executed poorly due to long distance between your broker(s) and your location. Hosting your MetaTrader 4 platforms on a remote VPS will improve the speed of order executions, since the trading machine will be closer to the destination networks, even while you access the VPS from your location.
If you have questions about how a VPS can be used, whether hosting is right for your application, or another aspect of our service, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us! We promise not to keep you waiting.*Who should use a Forex VPS? via FXVM Knowledgebase.