Install MetaTrader on linux

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MetaTrader , as the name suggests, is a platform designed for trading Forex. It is available on several systems like Windows or Linux.
This tutorial will cover Linux installation on a RDP-enable VPS.

Prerequisites:

  • An Ubuntu RDP-enabled linux VPS. You can find one at MVPS.NET, the minimum recommended is the Basic┬ávariant.
  • Putty or any other SSH client.

The installation process is comprised of Wine installation and MetaTrader 4 installation.

1. Wine installation

A free software that allows apps developed for Windows run on Linux or other UNIX-based systems.
Connect to the VPS using Putty and follow the following commands.

Install the Wine repo, i386 arch and update the system:
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key
sudo apt-key add winehq.key
sudo apt-add-repository https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/
sudo apt update

Install Wine stable version:
sudo apt-get -y install wine-stable winetricks
sudo apt-get -y install --install-recommends winehq-stable
sudo winetricks winhttp

2. MetaTrader installation

Downloading the package from the official page:

https://www.metatrader5.com/en/download

Right click on it and choose “Open with Wine Windows Program loader”. Then proceed with all software required prompts by Wine:

And finally, install the program as you would on Windows. Right click on it

After the install is completed you should be greeted by MetaTrader 5 running on your Linux VPS.

Enjoy!

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