Metatrader from its Client Terminal build 670 build onwards implemented a new feature called Virtual Hosting. Where a virtual server can be ordered within the MT4 terminal itself using your mql5 community login id and pwd. Currently MT4 provides 360 minutes of free trial and extended usage out of free tier is mostly subscription based. Virtual servers are hosted by MetaQuotes Software Corp.’s partner companies.
The Virtual Installation Procedure is very simple as it doesnt requires installation or setup you can simply sync migrate your current charts, indicators, expert advisors, Signals with few clicks.
Procedures to Setup Virtual Hosting?
1)Open MT4 client terminal and make sure your MT4 build is Build 735 or above(Goto Help Menu and Select About to find your build version). If not update to the recent build. Now goto Navigator->Accounts->Select your accounts->Right Click over Accounts->Select Register a Virtual Server
2)Login using Mql5 Community password. If you are a new user create one and then enter your mql5 community login id and password and press next
3)Now it shows How Virtual Hosting Works Dialog box. Press Next
4)Accept the Agreement for Preparing the terminal environment for migration and press next.
5) Choose a Virtual Server Close to your Forex Brokers Location and Press Next. Currently Metaquotes provides 7 locations for Virtual hosting and also latency details. Its preferred to choose a server having less latency(ping duration) for faster response time.
6)Now select the free plan of 360 minutes if you are willing to test. And accept the agreements and click on next.
7)To Migrate all your Charts,Signals,Indicators,Expert Advisors to the virtual hosting account use the selected default option as shown below and click on migrate now. Migration is transferring the current active environment from the client terminal to the virtual one. After Successful migration click on Finish to finish the procedure.
Advantages of having Metaquotes Virtual Hosting Account
1)Creating a terminal copy is very simple and you can do it right in your MetaTrader platform.
2)You can easily rent a server with minimal network delays to your broker’s trading server.
3)You can control the work of the virtual terminal right from your client terminal connected to the relevant trading account.