Yes, you can close your Metatrader if MQL5 VPS for MT4/MT5 is running.And you can monitor your VPS using VPS log files.
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VPS testing and monitoring
Sergey Golubev, 2017.03.31 09:53
Yes, you can monitor it.Just watch the following videos here, and the article here: Working with the Virtual Terminal
how to check if vps is running - the thread
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vps not working
Sergey Golubev, 2018.11.24 18:01
VPS is the copy of your Metatrader in the cloud.To make this copy of your Metatrader in cloud so you need to open chart (or charts) and attach your EA to the chart (or to the charts) to ready to trade.After that - you make the migration: you are synchronizing your Metatrader with open charts with EA attached to the charts - with the copy of your Metatrader in the cloud.Once you synchronized (once you sent everything to VPS) so you can close your pc (in you want): your EA will work on VPS (means: your EA will work on the copy of your Metatrader in cloud).
And all those actions (with possibe errors) are written in your VPS log files (you can check it inside your home Metatrader).
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