Virtual Private Servers for Expert Advisors – Automated Trading
VPS is an acronym for Virtual Private Server. Titan FX recommends any client who is trading using an automated strategy should consider making a small monthly investment in leasing a VPS.
About Virtual Private Servers
Traders who use automated trading strategies executed by their Expert Advisor (EA) need a rock solid connection to Titan FX trading servers. Using a VPS has many advantages over attempting to run an EA on your own PC.
Running EA’s on your own PC can bring a lot of different problems. If you wish your EA to trade the markets 24/5 then you need to leave your computer switched on and connected to the internet around the clock. If you wish to use your own computer for other tasks then they may slow down or conflict with your EA.
Most VPS machines are housed in a specialist datacenter, and most datacenters are hooked in to the backbone of the internet to ensure fast connection, as well as having tight security and physical protection from fire and natural disasters. Most datacenters will also have backup power available in case of issues with grid power supply.
Serious forex traders make extra demands of their VPS provider. They want to know that the VPS is close to the Titan FX trading servers (located in the Equinix NY4 financial datacenter in New York) to get the best possible execution speed, and they also ensure that the server is configured to provide optimal performance for MT4 and Expert Advisors.
Recommendations for selecting a VPS
Ensure that the VPS you choose is a Windows VPS. Metatrader 4 is designed for Microsoft Windows. Many VPS on offer use the Linux operating system but these are not suitable for running Metatrader and Expert Advisors.
Choose a reliable VPS provider. It’s essential that your VPS provider gives an ‘uptime guarantee’. Issues with your VPS can prevent trades being opened and closed. Do due diligence and background checks on your VPS provider as you would on your broker!
Don’t be cheap! A high specification VPS will cost only a few dollars per month more than a low specification VPS. These few dollars are insignificant when compared to the investment you make in forex trading.
VPS Discount from Titan FX
We encourage clients to research thoroughly before choosing a VPS provider. Use the same diligence that you would about making any trading decision. Two VPS providers that you should add to your short list for comparison are ForexVPS.net and New York City Servers. Both have good reputations in the industry, and both offer a discount VPS plan for Titan FX clients.
ForexVPS servers are some of the most powerful that money can buy giving you confidence that your VPS will maintain constant connection to the forex markets. ForexVPS have staff available 24hrs per day to help you setup your VPS, troubleshoot any issues and even install 3rd party EA’s and indicators. Get a 15% discount on a ForexVPS Basic+ VPS when you use this link.
NewYorkCityServers is a well established and well capitalised firm that has been in business over five years, owns it’s hardware outright, and is 100% debt free. Operating out of a tier 3 fully redundant datacenter in Manhattan NewYorkCityServers remains completely operational when other providers fail. In addition to being fully redundant, the NewYorkCityServers datacenter is staffed 24/7 with both support technicians and security guards.
NewYorkCityServers offer a range of 9 different Forex VPS packages ensuring they have something to suit every forex trader’s requirements. Titan FX clients can benefit from a 20% discount on any plan.