Optimizing Meta Trader on VPS

March 21, 2024 | KB, Tutorial VPS Forex

MetaTrader optimization on VPS not only improves trading performance but also ensures efficient and stable operations. Here is a complete guide to optimizing MetaTrader on your VPS.

Disable News in MetaTrader

News in MetaTrader can affect performance, especially when using EAs for trading. This feature consumes memory and can fill up your VPS storage over time. To disable news in MetaTrader, follow these steps:

  • Open your MetaTrader.
  • Click menu Tools at the top, then select Options.
  • In the window that appears, navigate to the tab Servers.
  • Uncheck the option Enable News.
  • Click OK to save changes.

By disabling news, you can reduce unnecessary memory usage and keep your VPS running more smoothly.

Deleting Unused Objects

Using EAs often leaves unused objects in MetaTrader, which can slow down performance. To clean up these objects:

  • Right click on an empty area of your MetaTrader chart.
  • Choose Objects List.
  • In the window that appears, select all objects using the options Select All.
  • Click Delete to delete all selected objects.

Removing unused objects can help improve the responsiveness and speed of MetaTrader on your VPS.

Deleting Used Market History Strategy Tester

To delete market history data that is no longer needed and that has been accumulated by using Strategy Tester, follow these steps:

  1. Open MetaTrader.
    • Make sure you have closed all Strategy Tester windows and that no tests are running.
  2. Access Folder Data.
    • Click on the menu Files in the top left corner of MetaTrader.
    • Choose Open Data Folder. This will open the folder location where MetaTrader stores data, including market history.
  3. Navigate to History Folder.
    • In the data folder, open the folder history.
    • You will see folders containing historical market data, which may include many data files that have been collected over time.
  4. Delete Unneeded History Files.
    • In folders history, you may find a sub-folder corresponding to your broker's server. Open this folder.
    • Carefully select and delete market history folders or files that you no longer need. These files are usually named according to the market symbol and timeframe used in Strategy Tester.

Clearing Browser Cache

If you frequently use the web browser on your VPS for MetaTrader access or other purposes, it is important to periodically clear the browser cache. Cache buildup can slow down overall VPS performance. How to clear the cache will differ depending on the browser you use, but can generally be found in the browser's privacy settings or options.

Restart the VPS

If after carrying out the steps above the VPS still feels slow, consider restarting it. A restart can refresh the system and free up memory that is being used inefficiently. To restart, access your VPS control panel or use the restart command via SSH, depending on the VPS provider and operating system used.

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