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Very slow VPS

ricki72
Oct 27 2016 at 13:11
238 posts
I use a well recommended and cheap VPS server that is on the top of the list here in myfxbook.
The support is nice, good and fast.
But I find the remote desktop connection very slow and unstable during the week.
It´s very annoying and needs a lot of time if I want to do things like intall a new metatrader, start an EA, change the settings… Even if I just open a new chart or switch from one metatrader (window) to another. Sometimes I could go to the kitchen and make a coffee before it reacts! Or the connection kicks me out. It doesn´t matter if it in the morning or evening. It´s always very slow.
I am ready to reduce the use of the CPU with some measures like closing tools and charts that are not needed, but I don´t think it will help a lot.

On the weekend there is no problem, it´s fast and stable.

I thought this is normal and every VPS is slow during the week. But now I would like to ask the community if it is really like this or are there better VPS that are also cheap (I pay 20 € per month)

The differenece between who your are and who you would like to be be is what you do
Duncan (holdend)
Oct 28 2016 at 13:19
41 posts
I haven't tried a VPS yet but would be interested to hear more opinion on the topic. Is it really that slow or just you see it at a latency? Maybe your Internet speed has anything to deal with it as it is a remote connection. What was the explanation of the support about your issue? It seems in your case quality comes with the price.

ricki72
Oct 28 2016 at 13:33
238 posts
I don´t think it has to do with the internet Speed. Elso it would be also slow on the Weekends, but it isn´t.
That´s why I try to push my biiger operations like installing another metatrader, start a new EA,... to the Weekend.

Next week i will try another VPS that someone recommended me. Stable, fast, good support and even much cheaper!
I will let you know.

The differenece between who your are and who you would like to be be is what you do
FxMasterGuru (FxMasterGuru)
Oct 29 2016 at 04:18
1607 posts
With a live account and higher stakes I suggest investing into a fast, reliable and stable VPS with low latency cross-connection to the broker.

Of course, they are more expensive, but it is worth to pay the premium price. (A crashing poor VPS can cost more in trading loss than a year subscription for a high-end VPS.)

My favorites: CNS VPS (with <2 ms ping) for New York and UltraFx VPS (with <0.5 ms ping) for London Datacenter brokers.

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rob559
Oct 30 2016 at 07:29
1916 posts
ricki72 posted:
I use a well recommended and cheap VPS server that is on the top of the list here in myfxbook.
The support is nice, good and fast.
But I find the remote desktop connection very slow and unstable during the week.
It´s very annoying and needs a lot of time if I want to do things like intall a new metatrader, start an EA, change the settings… Even if I just open a new chart or switch from one metatrader (window) to another. Sometimes I could go to the kitchen and make a coffee before it reacts! Or the connection kicks me out. It doesn´t matter if it in the morning or evening. It´s always very slow.
I am ready to reduce the use of the CPU with some measures like closing tools and charts that are not needed, but I don´t think it will help a lot.

On the weekend there is no problem, it´s fast and stable.

I thought this is normal and every VPS is slow during the week. But now I would like to ask the community if it is really like this or are there better VPS that are also cheap (I pay 20 € per month)
i'm with chep vps since 2 years,i upgraded 1 notch hyier but i can run 7,8 mt4 at a time,just need to upgrade if you want a real fast vps,always get what you pay for

FxMasterGuru (FxMasterGuru)
Oct 30 2016 at 12:37
1607 posts
You are right about that, Rob: 'always get what you pay for'...

I have learnt it with a few VPS providers the ''hard way''. Since then I don't feel bad about spending $180 a month for premium VPS services. I consider it as a cost of running a business; the same way I look at my losses.

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ricki72
Oct 30 2016 at 16:41
238 posts
$180?? 😱

I will try now one that costs €9 a month 😁
It was recommended to me.

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FxMasterGuru (FxMasterGuru)
Oct 30 2016 at 22:22
1607 posts
ricki72 posted:
$180?? 😱

I will try now one that costs €9 a month 😁
It was recommended to me.


$180 total. My tester VPS is $14 a month and my primary trading VPS is $120, which is physically located at the London Datacenter within 0.3 ms ping distance from my broker's server. It just does not get better than that.

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Richard Bills (RichardBills)
Nov 01 2016 at 14:47
74 posts
FxMasterGuru posted:
ricki72 posted:
$180?? 😱

I will try now one that costs €9 a month 😁
It was recommended to me.


$180 total. My tester VPS is $14 a month and my primary trading VPS is $120, which is physically located at the London Datacenter within 0.3 ms ping distance from my broker's server. It just does not get better than that.


That's a really fast one, good for you! It's costly but it's worth it. I also heard good things about CNS, I think if collocated with the broker server, they offer one of the best price-quality ratios out there.

FxMasterGuru (FxMasterGuru)
Nov 02 2016 at 02:34
1607 posts
Yes, CNS VPS seems to be the most cost effective. I have been using them for about 5 years on and off as my secondary VPS. I have tried many cheaper alternatives, but eventually I have always ended up with CNS.

Currently I am live testing UltraFx VPS because of their hyperfast (0.3 ms) connection to my new UK-based broker (VARIANSE) and also because my automated strategy is somewhat speed sensitive.

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