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
Lower the risk of technical problems impacting your trading
Open multiple MT4 instances from the same VPS
How do I get a VPS?
How do I get a VPS?
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.
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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