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How To Setup A Metatrader 4 Expert Advisor On A VPS (Forex VPS Guide)

Setting Up A Metatrader 4 Expert Advisor On A VPS Tutorial

Forex VPS Guide (Tutorial)

If you already have a VPS, skip to the steps below. If you are still looking for a VPS, then check out this important forex VPS review and comparison of all the top providers to make your decision easier.

You must have a windows based VPS for this tutorial to work for you.

Step 1

Signup to a forex VPS provider and you will get an e-mail with an IP address, username and password to connect to.

Step 2

Open the remote desktop connection program in windows. You can usually find it in your Start Menu under Accessories. It should look something like the image below.

remote-connect

remote-connect

 Step 3

 Enter your IP for you VPS and your username, then it will prompt you for your password when you press connect.

Step 4

You should now be connected to your VPS and a fresh empty windows desktop should appear. All that’s left now if to download Metatrader 4 platform installer from your broker. So open up Internet Explorer and browse to your brokers website, and find the download link.

Step 5

Once you have Metatrader 4 installed, you will want to get your expert advisor(s) on to the VPS. The easiest way I find to do this is using the local resources tab on the Remote Desktop Connection like so.

Click the options arrow like shown below…

remote-default

remote-default

Now click on the local resources tab and you will see this below…

remote-local-resources

remote-local-resources

Then click the more button show above under local devices and resources and you should get this…

remote-drives

remote-drives

Checkmark the drives you want to share with your VPS and click OK. Now your done and can transfer files between your desktop and your forex VPS.

Step 6

Install the expert advisor into your Metatrader 4 experts folder just like you would on your own computer, and then start the MT4 terminal.

Step 7

Attach the EA to the appropriate charts, and you’re done!

Autorun on startup?

If you want your MT4 terminal(s) to autorun whenever the VPS gets restarted, then just create a shortcut in the following directory. C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Multiple MT4 Installations?

If you want to install multiple MT4 instances from say Alpari UK demo, then just change the install directory to something like C:\Program Files\Metatrader 4 Alpari UK 2\

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