MT4 VPS

Experience low latency trading and reliable uptime with an MT4 VPS, available when you trade with the UK’s leading CFD and spread betting provider.1

Call 0800 195 3100 or email newaccounts.uk@ig.com to talk about opening a trading account. We’re here 24 hours a day, from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday.

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What is a VPS?

A virtual private server (VPS) is a service which remotely hosts a version of the MT4 platform. They can offer a low-latency trading experience with reliable uptime, which makes them popular with traders who are after fast execution, as well as those who live in remote locations or who have unreliable internet connections.

IG’s VPS is hosted by Beeks in London, and it is the fastest, most reliable VPS on the market.2 You’ll get 25GB of disk space and 1300MB of RAM, with lightning fast response times on an easily accessible platform.

And, you’ll be able to access IG’s full MT4 offering, including our key forex and cryptocurrency markets, charts, indicators and add-ons.

Why trade with IG’s VPS?

Trade with consistent and reliable platform uptime

Reduce the lag between order and execution

Run your algorithms and Expert Advisors 24/7

Lower the risk of technical problems impacting your trading

Open multiple MT4 instances from the same VPS

Access our MT4 VPS for free, so long as minimum capital levels are met

How do I get a VPS?

We would like to contact you via e-mail. We will never release your personal details to any company outside IG for mailing or marketing purposes.

How do I get a VPS?

To get access to IG’s VPS, you should register your interest with our dealing helpdesk by sending an email to helpdesk@ig.com.

How much does a VPS cost?

IG’s VPS is free as long as you maintain an account balance of £5000 or more. Otherwise, you will incur a monthly charge of £50.

VPS for forex trading

Forex is the most traded market on MT4 and, since it is also the most volatile and fast-moving market in the world, many MT4 forex traders use a VPS to ensure quick execution.

You can use IG’s MT4 VPS to trade our full MT4 market offering – including the GBP/USD, EUR/USD, USD/JPY and AUD/USD currency pairs. You can also trade cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, litecoin and ether.

Why do traders use a VPS for MT4?

Many traders use a VPS for MT4 to alleviate any worries they might have about encountering technical problems during their time on the markets. Trading is already time consuming, and it requires discipline to be effective.

By using a VPS, many traders can better focus on their trades and potential opportunities in the knowledge that the likelihood of a session being interrupted is as close to zero as possible.

What is MT4?

Learn more about MT4 and how to use it.

How do I download MT4?

Find out how to download MT4.

FAQs

Can I use an MT4 VPS on a Mac?

Yes, you can run an MT4 VPS on a Mac. The signup and download process is the same as if you were using a Windows PC. The standard MT4 platform is not compatible with Mac devices, but a VPS is a way around this.

How does a forex VPS work?

A forex VPS works by hosting a version of the MT4 platform remotely. They often offer low latency and reliable uptime, which makes them popular with traders who live in remote locations or who have unreliable internet connections.

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1 Based on revenue excluding FX (published half-yearly financial statements, June 2019); for forex based on number of primary relationships with FX traders (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report released July 2019).
2 Beeks, 2020

Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 68% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.