The XM virtual private server (VPS) is situated 1.5 kilometres from the broker’s data centre in London and offers optical fibre connectivity. Users can connect to the VPS from any location, making the most of XM trade executions. Find out how to qualify.
Ultra-Fast Trade Executions
The XM virtual private server essentially facilitates rapid trade executions with ultra-fast connection speeds. It also means you do not have to worry about disruptions that could impact your trading setup, from slow internet connection speeds to power cuts. Expert Advisors (EAs) can work 24/7 without your computer even needing to be switched on.
The VPS provides access to a Windows Server 2012 with 1.3 GB RAM, 25 GB of Hard Drive Capacity and 1vCPU.
The virtual private server is free to traders that maintain an account balance of $5000 or equivalent currency. Users must also trade a minimum of 5 standard round turn lots or 500 micro round turn lots each month. Qualifying traders can request the free VPS through the Members Area.
Traders that do not meet the account and volume criteria can also apply for the VPS, but there will be a $28 monthly fee. XM will debit the amount from traders’ MT4/MT5 accounts on the first day of each month.
How To Connect Your VPS
Users can get started in four steps:
- On your device, click the ‘Start’ button and type ‘Remote Desktop Connection’ in the dialog box. This should bring up the option for remote desktop connection.
- Once in the Remote Desktop Connection window, enter the XM VPS IP address that the broker will have provided, then select ‘Connect’.
- Enter your VPS login username and password. XM will send login credentials when you apply and qualify for the VPS service.
- When you connect for the first time, you might receive a security prompt. Simply confirm that you would like to connect.
XM was founded in 2009 and now has over five million clients worldwide. The award-winning trading provider has picked up over 30 industry accolades and holds licenses with several tier-one regulators, including the FCA and CySEC.
Over 1000 trading instruments are available to live account holders. This includes leveraged CFDs on forex, stocks, indices, metals and energies. Zero-pip spreads are available on popular assets with a 0.1 pip average spread on EUR/USD.
Leverage up to 1:30 is available to EU and UK traders, in line with regulatory requirements. XM also offers negative balance protection.
Traders can connect to the financial markets and execute positions via the MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 platforms. These platforms are available via downloadable desktop software, web-based terminals, and mobile-compatible apps.
New users can get started with a $5 minimum deposit. Accepted payment methods include bank cards, e-wallets, and wire transfers. Most deposits are processed instantly.
Follow the sign-up link below to get started with XM today.