As I’m sure many of you do as well, I’m using MetaTrader 4 as my main trading platform (using Pepperstone as my broker of choice). Running automated strategies poses a challenge however: you need to continuously keep your computer running to let the expert advisors make trades! That is something I’ve done in the beginning (yeah..), but it’s not very practical. I have since moved on to use a forex VPS hosting solution, something that allowed me to log in to my MetaTrader 4 instance whenever I wanted to without having my computer running 24/7.
Good forex VPS services set themselves apart from other VPS hosting companies by catering specific to the needs of forex traders. They make sure that maintenance only happens when the markets are closed, they offer regular backups and redundant servers. Some even offer free Expert Advisors as part of the hosting package.
Over the years I’ve used various forex VPS providers, so I’d wanted to give an overview of the good and cheap (but reliable!) VPS forex hosting companies that I know offer quality hosting that is reliable, affordable and will run your MetaTrader 4 platform without issues.