VPS (Virtual Private Server) for MetaTrader

Forex VPS

To use an expert advisor in a serious manner as part of an automated trading strategy, it is strongly recommended that one use a VPS server.

A VPS (Virtual Private Server) acts as a virtual machine, operating 24h/day on a server that's specially dedicated to running an EA on the MetaTrader trading platform.

Traders therefore do not need to leave their computers on. Furthermore, this protects them from internet connection failures, power failures and equipment accidents.

By opening an account with a VPS provider, a trader can access the virtual server via his or her usual web browser and login details. The server runs like a remote computer - traders can install the MetaTrader trading platform on it and configure their EAs.

Main advantages of using a Forex VPS

  • They provide a solid and reliable platform to launch an automated forex trading application.
  • The software can run continuously, 24h/day.
  • Hosted servers are constantly monitored to ensure availability, which ensures continuity of operation.
  • It is possible to run several MT4 platforms and EAs with the same account.
  • You can easily access the VPS from anywhere through the internet.
  • VPS hosting provides control, security and flexibility in your trading.

By using a VPS that is special dedicated to forex traders, the hosting environment will already have been configured and optimised for Forex trading. The MetaTrader platform will typically already be installed.

Free VPS


XM.com offers a free virtual private server through its partnership with VPS Beeks FX.

XM.com's MT4 VPS service is free for all customers holding an account of at least $5,000 and a minimum monthly trading volume of 5 lots per month.

The VPS is located nearby (just 1.5 km) from XM's data center in London. The fiber optic-based connection ensures of a very rapid data transmission speed.

  • Windows 2012 server
  • 1.5 Gb of RAM
  • 20 Gb hard drive
  • 600 MHz CPU

-> Open an XM account

HF Markets

In partnership with Beeks Financial Cloud, HF Markets offers a free VPS for clients who have an account of over $5,000.

Beeks Financial Cloud is present in 9 international data centers to guarantee lightning-fast response times. Their priority is to provide low latency and strong VPS infrastructure solutions for traders, along with an easily accessible trading platform.

-> Open an HF Markets account

Accu web hosting - the best forex VPS

The Windows VPS plan is absolutely free for the first month. After the free trial, the plan only costs $12/month.

It includes the quick initial setup of your virtual machine by AccuWebHosting.

The quick install includes the operating system as well as one of the following applications: IIS Server, the latest ASP.Net frameworks, Microsoft SQL Server database, PHP with Fast CGI, a mySQL database server, the MailEnable server and any other software that you request during the registration process.

  • Dual Xeon Servers (E5 & E7 series)
  • Agile enterprise-class SAN storage
  • 1 Gbps port speed
  • Remote desktop and full root access
  • Microsoft's HyperV virtualisation
  • Windows 2012 Server
  • Server firewall
  • Initial installation and configuration
  • Self-managed Windows VPS
  • Free backups
  • Easy Upgrade to Premium Windows VPS hosting
  • SPV management panel via the internet

-> Try out the VPS for free (1 month)!

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