Experience low latency trading and reliable uptime with an MT4 VPS, available for free when you trade with us1 – the world’s No.1 spread betting and CFD provider.2

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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.

Our VPS is hosted by Beeks in London, and it is the fastest, most reliable VPS on the market.3 You’ll get 25GB of disk space and 1300MB of RAM, with lightning fast response times on an easily accessible platform.

You’ll be able to access our full MT4 offering on our MT4 VPS, including key forex and cryptocurrency markets, charts, indicators and add-ons.

Why trade on our MT4 VPS?

Trade with consistent and reliable platform uptime

Reduce the lag between order and execution

Run your algorithms and Expert Advisors 24/7

Decrease the risk of technical problems impacting your trading

Open multiple MT4 instances from the same VPS

Access is free1, so long as minimum capital levels are met

Sign up for our MT4 VPS

Our MT4 VPS is only available to existing clients. Find out how to get access with the steps below.

  • I am new to IG
  • I already have an IG account
  1. Create an IG account
  2. Visit our MT4 VPS sign-up help page
  3. Follow the steps

If you already have an account with us, visit our sign-up help page for more information about how to register for our MT4 VPS.

How much does an MT4 VPS cost?

Access to our VPS is free providing you maintain an MT4 account balance of £5000 or more. Otherwise, you will incur a monthly charge of £50.

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Enjoy flexible access to more than 17,000 global markets, with reliable execution

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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.

On our MT4 VPS, you can trade our full MT4 market offering – including the GBP/USD, EUR/USD, USD/JPY and AUD/USD currency pairs. You'll also be able to trade cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, litecoin and ether.

Why do traders use a VPS for MT4?

Many traders use a VPS for MT4 to reduce the chances that they will encounter technical problems during their time on the markets. As well as this, an MT4 VPS is currently the only legitimate way to get access to the MT4 platform on a Mac. This means that an MT4 VPS is a way for Mac users to trade on MT4 without having to use websites that could possibly be infected with malware.

What is MT4?

Learn more about MT4 and how to use it.

How do I download MT4?

Find out how to download MT4.


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.

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 Access to our MT4 VPS is free as long as you maintain the minimum account balance of £5000. If not, a £50 monthly charge will be incurred
2 Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, June 2020)
3 Beeks, 2020

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