Do You need a VPS for Forex Trading?

With the vast variety of trading products and platforms available to traders, it is often difficult to find out what will be truly beneficial for a reliable trading setup. However, with the rapid development of automated systems, virtualized hosting technology, and access to premium bandwidth in financial centers, it has become clear that specialized financial hosting infrastructure can benefit the performance of trades and trading applications. There is no better evidence than a majority of trades executed on today’s markets are performed by automated trading systems.

DigitalForex’s goal is to virtualize – or partition into small, self-contained, virtual sub-units – such infrastructure, and extend its benefits in the form of a virtualized hosting service to all traders and businesses who are seeking improved stability.

If you are unsure about using a VPS for Forex trading, and whether you should be using one in your trading setup, consider some of the following reasons that our customers use forex VPS hosting:

  • You have a forex expert advisor or many expert advisors that you need to test in a stable environment. Forex VPS systems do not shut down or reboot. They have the best possible quality of connection to brokers and financial institutions. For these reasons, forex VPS hosting is ideal forward-testing MT4 EAs and other automated trading software, especially when results need to be collected over many weeks, months, or years. See which forex expert advisors are part in our Forex tools add-on.
  • You already have a profitable expert advisor or an automated trading portfolio and need a stable remote environment to optimize returns from your system. For all the same reasons mentioned above, forex hosting is ideal for deploying established, profiting strategies, to give them an extra edge in the fastest possible execution speed.
  • Your system or software requires ultra-low latency connection to the broker. We host our systems directly next to major financial data networks in New York (Equinix) and London (Level3), they can make latency as low as 0.1ms to many brokers and trading services. Check our live latency to your broker.
  • You are often away from your computer or trading station. A trading VPS runs on a remote server in a data center and can be accessed from any PC or mobile device via RDP. This means that you can “screen in” to your remote desktop from any place while leaving the applications on the remote desktop to run uninterrupted.
  • Your order execution is poorly due to the long distance between your broker(s) and your location. Hosting your MetaTrader 4 platforms on a remote VPS will improve the speed of order executions since the trading machine will be closer to the destination networks, even while you access the VPS from your location.