What is a VPS?
It is important that Killa Gorilla FX Master can be run continually on your account, especially when you are running a live account with real money.
A VPS is a special type of server which is housed on the same computer as several other VPSs —this is why they are termed “virtual.” A VPS may be located in a building somewhere in your city, your country, or somewhere else in the world.
With your own VPS, you can install an operating system of your choice on it, have the power to reboot your system, and basically have full control over it as if it were on your desk at your home or office. You’re guaranteed a certain amount of space, RAM, and transfer allowance per month. Your VPS has its own dedicated power supply and offers flexibility, stability, and convenience. You can install MT4 and Killa Gorilla Master EA remotely from any PC with an internet connection.
Here are some reasons why you might want to consider trading on a VPS instead of trading on your own computer directly:
Trade anywhere - If you have access to a desktop PC or laptop with internet connectivity, you can connect to your VPS and MT4 platform from anywhere, even a hotel, internet café, or even camping in the woods (providing you have adequate mobile internet access).
Trade even if your power goes out – Because your robot is running on MT4 in another location, it doesn’t matter if your own power goes out. Your robot will continue to trade automatically. You can log back into the VPS when your power and internet are back up and running. It will be like nothing happened. You can let it continue making money for you even if you can’t get online.
Trade at any time of day - Since you’re not confined to your desk and you can trade anywhere, and since your system can execute trades even if your computer is off, you can feel more comfortable trading even while you’re asleep.
Robust security – most VPS systems also come with top security. Managed VPS servers are checked regularly to make sure that they are functioning, and most companies guarantee 99.9 percent uptime. You also generally receive antivirus and other tools to ensure your system is safe from vulnerabilities.
Reduce your slippage – This is one of the biggest single advantages that you can have with running your robot on a VPS compared to running on your own PC. A VPS can execute your trades more quickly than your computer can because it is much faster transmitting the orders, generally because the VPS is much closer to the broker’s MT4 servers than you are. The result is that you experience less of a delay and less slippage. As we all know, slippage costs money, sometimes a lot of it, so this is a great way to reduce your losses and unpredictability.
Choosing a good VPS
First, see if your broker has VPS services they can provide or if they recommend a VPS company to go with. Some brokers will offer a discount and sometimes free VPS services if you open a live account with them and meet certain monthly trade requirements.
One of the most important factors when choosing a VPS service is knowing the location of their servers and how close they are located to your broker’s MT4 servers. The closer your VPS server is to your broker’s live MT4 server, the faster order execution will be, thus less slippage, which means less losses and more profits. Low latency is the key! Latency is the delay in time in which servers communicate with each other. The lower latency a VPS has with the MT4 server, the faster trades will be made and thus less slippage.
Just as an example – the latency of a typical desktop PC at a residential address in New Zealand might be 250 milliseconds (or ¼ of a second), and the latency of a VPS in New York (which is located within 100-200 metres of a datacentre backbone) could be as little as 0-1 milliseconds.
VPS service providers that we recommend:
IC Markets also offer a FREE VPS service when you open a live account.
CNS (Commercial Network Services):
Check out other VPS reviews on Google to find the best hosts and enquire about how many system resources you actually need before you purchase a plan.