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.
- An Ubuntu RDP-enabled linux VPS. You can find one at MVPS.NET, the minimum recommended is the Basic variant.
- 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:
wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/Release.key apt-key add Release.key apt-add-repository https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ apt update
Install Wine stable version:
apt-get -y install wine-stable apt-get -y install --install-recommends winehq-stable
2. MetaTrader installation
Downloading the package from the official page:
Proceed with all software required prompts by Wine:
And finally, install the program as you would on Windows:
After the install is completed you should be greeted by MetaTrader 4 running on your Linux VPS.