How many MT4/MT5 Terminals can I run on my Forex VPS?

In this guide, we will show you how to choose ideal VPS plan so you can smoothly run your MT4/MT5 terminals.

How many MetaTrader 4/5 terminals you can run on your VPS depends on a few things:

  • How many symbols are you receiving data for?
  • How many charts are you running on each MT4/MT5?
  • How many indicators on each chart?
  • How many EAs on each MT4/MT5?
  • How many open trades do your EAs concurrently manage on average?
  • Are your EA’s or indicators CPU intensive?

A conservative guideline is 2-4 MetaTrader 4/5 terminals (with a handful of charts) per CPU core but, this will depend on each client's overall configuration.

Be sure not to overload your VPS CPU usage and leave CPU available for very active market sessions which have higher CPU demands.

Performance optimizing your MetaTrader 4/5 terminals should allow running more. If you need help tuning your VPS MT4/MT5 terminals, ask support for the best practices.

Forex VPS Plan Recommended number of MT4/MT5 terminals Link
Greenback VPS 1 – 2 Order now!
Sterling VPS 3 – 4 Order now!
Fiber VPS 4 – 6 Order now!
Swissy VPS 6 – 8 Order now!
Loonie VPS 8 – 10 Order now!
Aussie VPS 10 – 12 Order now!
 
Kiwi VPS 1 – 2 Order now!
Chunnel VPS 3 – 4 Order now!
Euppy VPS 4 – 6 Order now!
Cable VPS 6 – 8 Order now!
Gopher VPS 8 – 10 Order now!
Ninja VPS 10 – 12 Order now!
 
Iron Forex Server up to 32 MT4 terminals Order now!
Copper Forex Server up to 32 MT4 terminals Order now!
Bronze Forex Server up to 32 MT4 terminals Order now!
Silver Forex Server up to 32 MT4 terminals Order now!
Gold Forex Server up to 32 MT4 terminals Order now!
Platinum Forex Server up to 32 MT4 terminals Order now!

It is best to run each MT4/MT5 on a VPS as “lean” as possible. Run only exactly what is needed and nothing more. For example when using a trade copier EA such as ours (at SimpleTrader.net) that means one chart and 1 EA in total per MT4/MT5. Do not run a single indicator or EA you don’t have to.

We recommend hiding symbols that you know for sure you will not trade. It will save memory and CPU usage.

You can check the VPS CPU usage with the Windows Task Manager (shortcut CTRL-SHIFT-ESC). Maintaining CPU usage below 80% (on average) to allow for resource usage spikes is recommended.

VPS Memory (RAM) is essential to monitor when you have a VPS. Monitor your memory by using Windows Task Manager (shortcut CTRL-SHIFT-ESC). On the Performance tab of Windows Task Manager make sure the “Available” and “Free” fields (in Windows 2008) don’t show that you’re running too low. We consider low as being less than 150 MB in aggregate remaining. If you need more memory for your VPS, simply contact support to upgrade your Forex VPS.

Windows Task Manager (2012):

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