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How to make your MT4, MT5 automatically start after a VPS reboot?

Sometimes the Forex VPS gets rebooted, or you might need to reboot the forex VPS for some reason. In that case, you can setu the MetaTrader 4, 5 to automatically start after a reboot. Starting the MetaTrader automatically, you don’t need to manually start the MetaTrader 4, 5 (MT4, MT5) application.

Step 1: Add MT4/MT5 to shell:common startup

1. Login into Forex Windows VPS.


2. Open Run using shortcut WINDOWS + R.


3. Run the following command → Click on OK.

shell:common startup

4. Right-click on the dialogue box → Click on New Click on Shortcut.


5. Next, click on Browse.


6. Select MetaTrader application Click on OK.


7. To proceed further → Click on Next.


8. Finally, name the shortcut Click on Finish.


9. Congratulations! You have successfully configured the MetaTrader (MT4, MT5) application to start automatically even after reboot. But your applications will only automatically start up after you login to your VPS. If you want your applications automatically be started up even if you do not login to your server, please follow step 2 below.


Step 2: Auto startup MT4/MT5 even when not logging into your VPS

1. Login to your VPS and go to https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/autologon

And click Download Autologon

2. Open the downloaded folder and extract it to your VPS

3. Run Autologon

4. Enter your server credentials

Username = Administrator

Domain = Your server IP

Passwprd = Your server password

5. Restart your server and your applications will automatically start up without logging into your server

In the article, we went through how to make your MetaTrader 4/5 (MT4, MT5 ) automatically start after a VPS reboot. Automatically starting MT4 and MT5 will save your time manually starting the MetaTrader application and directly starting the forex trading.

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Updated on April 14, 2024

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