A Virtual Private Server (VPS) allows the trader to use a virtual environment to run their trading platform without interruption 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The VPS runs continuously without relying on your Internet connection. By using a VPS your expert advisor will be able to be live and online 24/7 so no trading opportunities are missed.
Your trading terminal functions the same as it does on your own computer. The only difference is that it is being hosted in a secure data center which will reduce latency and protect you from internet outages from your internet service provider. Another convenient feature is that your VPS is broker independent and will work with any broker you choose now or in the future.
VPS is an essential piece of your trading arsenal. Running multiple applications on your local computer while your expert advisor is running can affect your trading experience by slowing processes down and possibly creating latency. By using a VPS you don’t have to worry about your computer malfunctioning and you can use intensive computer applications without it affecting you trading. A VPS is essential for any trader using a wireless, satellite, or slower internet connection or simply traders who don’t want to keep their computer running 24 hours a day. If you are serious about trading having a VPS is a small price to pay for the peace of mind and service it provides.