New article Why Virtual Hosting On The MetaTrader 4 And MetaTrader 5 Is Better Than Usual VPS has been published at mql5.com:
Renting a virtual server right from the MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5
terminals is the optimal way to ensure uninterrupted work of your
trading robots and Signal
subscriptions. Essentially, it is an analogue of a VPS though it is
better and more suitable for addressing needs and challenges that a
trader comes across. The server can be rented straight from your
MetaTrader. It takes only a couple mouse clicks for Experts Advisors,
indicators, scripts together with Signal subscriptions and settings to
be transferred to the virtual server. The Virtual Hosting Cloud network
was developed specially for MetaTrader and has all the advantages of a native solution.
Certainly, there are alternatives to virtual hosting but a closer
look reveals that they do not compete. The first thing that comes to
mind is using a home computer as a budget option. It could work, however
a stable internet connection and uninterrupted power supply are not
guaranteed. A VPS can be rented from a suitable provider found on the
internet. That could be feasible but it implies a manual search for a
server having minimum latency with the required Forex-broker's. Such a
puzzle does not suit everyone.
Clearly, why not skip this painful process of finding the lesser of two
evils and opt for the best solution customized to meet your trading
requirements. Get a virtual server right now and try it out. You have
free 24 hours of hosting so you can appreciate all of the advantages of
You have companies like CNS and BeeksFx, which are 100% private VPS and are geographically located in New York and London, 2 of the primary financial centers. 100% private means that you control the VPS and it is a full windows desktop. I would be very nervous th upload my algo to an unknown location that I cannot control the server settings. I can also do all the things I can do on a regular desktop, such as record terminal window, take snapshot, surf web, etc. Not to mention that other tasks can be run from the VPS just like a windows server. Multiple terminals, different trading packages, news feeds, tick collection process, etc.
Your option is a bit cheaper though. I still think that having a full, familiar windows desktop is superior option the majority of the time, which outweighs the cost.
The Virtual Hosting Cloud network was developed specially for MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 and has all the advantages of a native solution.
MetaTrader runs on Windows OS only. Despite that, you can add user-written scripts and robots to the software in order to improve trading and analysis capabilities.
As all the information in the trading market is time sensitive and contains a lot of confidential data, server stability and security are the main points to consider when choosing your hosting service provider.
This is why virtual hosting in MetaTrader 4/5 is better than standard VPS1-Creating a terminal copy is very simple and you can do it right in your MetaTrader platform.
2-You can easily rent a server with minimal network delays to your broker's trading server.
3-You can control the work of the virtual terminal right from your client terminal connected to the relevant trading account.
4-The rent fee is deducted automatically - in the MQL5.community payment system or from your trading account.
5-You can test the virtual hosting in a 24-hours' free trial period.
Trading with MetaTrader, it is truly logical to rent a virtual server right from the terminal.
This looks interesting. Is there a way to run executable files however as part of EA's?
Lets say I want to call an external mail program to send html emails and attach screenshots to the email. I'm using a VPS to do so. Is it possible to do shell calls and use the "Files" directory on such a hosted MT4 session?
Good day ;what are the rent fees for metatrader 4 ? Is this virtual hosting also efficient to run strategy tester efficiently (high CPU usage) ?