The world is changing at a rapid pace, driven by science and technology.
Traders, therefore, require stability and accelerated connectivity.
This is where a VPS helps, a virtual private server. Think of it as a standalone computer system with its own resources and bandwidth, located in a data centre. It is similar to web hosting servers that store data that can be accessed from any desktop, laptop or mobile device with an internet connection.
Businesses requiring access to their computer systems remotely find a VPS to be a necessity. Another example of where a VPS is beneficial for business is system testing. Machines running around the clock is a worry for most organisations, not to mention excessive electricity costs and possible burnout.
The latest BIS Triennial Central Bank Survey shows trade execution has undergone rapid change. FX trading is turning more electronic, participants are becoming more diverse, and trading venues are multiplying. These innovations have enhanced the speed of trading, offered participants more choices and facilitated a greater variety of trading strategies.
As a result, forex trading by means of a VPS continues to gain popularity. The service fills a growing need for the electronic trading space, particularly among retail traders using automated trading systems.
By establishing a forex VPS hosting, traders receive an IP address, as well as a username and password to gain access to the system. Here traders gain admission to a virtual remote desktop, with the ability to download the MetaTrader trading platforms or upload Expert Advisors to the VPS, neither of which involves 24/7 uptime at the trader’s end.
Average traders working with MT4 servers reportedly face execution times as high as 800 milliseconds. While this, of course, varies across the board, high-frequency traders commonly boast substantially quicker execution times.
VPS trading environments provide the answer to common forex trading problems.
Traders, particularly those employing automated strategies, recognise the significance of rapid and reliable VPS hosting. Various forex brokers also offer complimentary VPS services, though conditions apply.
The distance between you and your broker can directly impact the performance of your trading system.
A benefit of using your FX broker’s VPS over another provider is their VPS is often located in the same data centre as the trading servers. Besides cost savings, assuming the broker offers a complimentary VPS, this can mean faster trade execution – low latency.
Using a VPS reduces the risk of loss due to power outages or internet disruptions.
A VPS helps organise Expert Advisors (EAs) on a dedicated server, running 24/7, independent from the trader’s own electronic devices.
With a regulated broker, dedicated customer services make the process streamlined and faster. Regulated brokers follow the mandate set by their respective regulatory bodies. A regulated broker must, therefore, achieve the standards specified.
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