Migrating Robots and Signals To Virtual Hosting In Metatrader 4/5

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Signal subscriptions and Expert Advisors running on your local computer are automatically transferred to the virtual hosting during migration. Therefore make sure to correctly configure the environment in your platform before you rent a virtual machine.

Network Traffic

Close all the charts that you do not use and delete unnecessary symbols from the “Market Watch”. This will prevent excessive usage of network traffic. Then run the Expert Advisors that will trade on the hosted platform. No need to have visual indicators on virtual machines, since you will not be able to monitor their operation on a chart. But if your indicator performs any additional functions, such as sending push notifications, you can attach it to your chart and it will be migrated to the virtual machine.

In the platform settings, provide the login and password of your MQL5 Community account and fill in the details of your FTP and Email if you want to publish trade reports or send emails. Please note that automated trading is always enabled for Expert Advisors running on the hosted platform, because the service has been developed to provide round-the-clock operation of hosted robots. Therefore, any Expert Advisor migrated to the virtual machine will be allowed to trade even if automated trading is disabled in your platform.

DLL Use

Remember that use of DLLs in robots is prohibited on the virtual machine. If any application tries to call a function from DLL, it will be automatically closed. Alternatively, you can enable use of the WebRequest function for migrated Expert Advisors and specify a list of trusted websites. To copy trades of a selected Signal Provider on the virtual platform, subscribe to a signal and configure all the parameters in the Signals section. It is highly recommended to enable Push notifications to receive a message on your mobile whenever a trade is executed.

After preparing the trading environment, you can proceed with the migration to the virtual hosting. Rent a hosting platform and check the Journal entries. Logs contain information about the Expert Advisors and subscriptions migrated to the virtual machine. After migration, the deals of the Signal provider and trading robots on your computer will stop automatically as they are executed on the rented platform.

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