Ok, so I've subscribed to two signals but often missing on some trades - one cost me $80.
I know one option is to have my trade account with the same broker as the signal.
But can I still use a VPS from MQL5.com or should it be with the broker ?
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Eleni Anna Branou, 2017.02.28 13:16
You can only turn off your PC, if you have implemented a VPS (Virtual Hosting) service.
The easiest way is through the MT platform, using the integrated MQL5 solution.
Right click on your account number of your Navigator window and Register a Virtual Server:
Questions about VPS configuration
Sergey Golubev, 2016.06.10 10:29
This is more about it:
And this is from MetaQuotes -
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Tell me, please, ways how to reduce delays to subscribers if the average transaction is 7-10 points?
Renat Fatkhullin, 2017.01.27 00:08
As an option, use MetaTrader Hosting on the nearest server to your broker and with trading robots:
The question is asked absolutely correctly. It is the signal provider that is responsible for most of the initial delays. And if the provider uses home Internet, then the delay it makes to dozens (God forbid hundreds) milliseconds is already very difficult to fix even high-speed virtual servers of subscribers.
Therefore, providers who want to get more subscribers and show less slip, it is critically important to transfer their robots to vps hosting.
Of course, if the provider uses manual trading, then vps does not help.
I already use a MQL VPS.
My question was twofold.
When subscribing to a signal, should my trade account be with the same broker as the provider?
Should I use a VPS provided by that broker also, or is MQL VPS ok?
It is recommending for your account to be on same broker with the signal provider (in case the signal provider is using scalping for example).It is not obligatory, it is just recommendation only.
Besides, there is recommendation for signal providers to use MQL VPS.And for subscribers as well (to use MQL VPS).
So, when you are selecting the signal to subscribe - it is good to know: the signal provider is using MQL VPS or not. If not so he can miss some trades ... you will miss some trades ... the signal to open the trade will not be going - from his Metatrader - to his broker and - to you by ms seconds ...
Example (related question and reply):
Program to check latency between VPS and broker's server
Christian Schuller, 2017.10.24 07:48
I want to check latency between my VPS and broker's server.
Is there a free program?
Can you recommend one?
Or what other way do you know to check the latency?
Fernando Carreiro, 2017.10.24 12:06
Just left-click on the Connection Status icon in the bottom right of MetaTrader
and you will see a pop-up context menu showing you the latency values of
various Servers available for your Broker. Then you can select the
fastest one to your liking. You can also re-scan as values may fluctuate.
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