I'll repeat my offer on a limited basis, to evaluate free any LIVE MT4 ECN variable spread
plus commission type brokerage account.
Best if you have limited funds, trust me to do the testing, and then change your brokerage
password when the testing is completed. I will make every effort NOT to fill any orders,
unless you request a minimal Market order fill, for purposes of establishing fill latencies.
Your account number will be kept confidential.
Without filling any orders, I can test the Pending Order placement latencies, as well as
the 28 major Forex pairs Bid/Ask spreads statistics. I can also give you an idea of the
tick rates on the 28 Forex pairs.
I can't test anything other than the 28 Forex pairs. No accounts where commission is
included in the spread and no DEMO accounts, sorry.
AS FOR VPS, if you are just running one or two copies of MetaTrader, then you're
really not pushing the machine. My interest in performance is because I run custom
multi-threaded Java software with dozens of threads, lots of interprocess communication
and "pools" of MT4 terminal.exe processes. A brokerage-supplied VPS is OK for
just running the MT4 trading platform in a non-high-performance, non-CPU-intensive
situation, as most people would have.
Brokers usually require too much volume, in order to qualify for the VPS they are
offering; but clearly it's a "mine field" out there with VPS providers, so you really
need to know the basics of system management, unless somebody's gonna do it
MY NIGHTMARE: For example, I recently nearly soiled my pants when my 4-Core VPS
was completely CPU-SATURATED !!! No way I can figure out how it happened, but
malware called MinerGate-Service.exe a system service was MAXing out every
CPU cycle I had !!! Believe it or not, it was mining BitCoin using my CPU !!!
Ironic, but completely unrelated to the fact that I recently started dabbling in
BitCoin with Evolve.Markets. A complete coincidence, but quite a ROFLMAO after
I was able to get my heart rate back down again
Using Sophos, I removed that malware, but managing a VPS
is not for the uninitiated, I can tell you !!! LOL but, seriously, security is
so important !! Windows VPS is probably the most common, but perhaps the
least secure; and Linux I just love, but so difficult to manage for beginners.
One more tip: If you have a Windows Server, specify that it should be Windows
2008 R2 and do NOT work with Windows 2012 or the latest "fancy" OS's .
The reason is very important. Your 2 GB of memory can largely be "gobbled
up" just by the OS itself, so stay with the "old" Windows 2008 R2 !!! Most
MT4 traders will be using Windows, and not Linux.