How to set up a proxy server in Metatrader4

Despite the rise of modern web platforms and mobile applications, MetaTrader 4 remains the most favored Forex trading terminal. This application is renowned for its straightforward, user-friendly interface, coupled with a comprehensive array of features for both analysis and trading automation.

One notable functionality of MetaTrader 4 is the option to integrate a proxy. Using a proxy server for connection can circumvent firewalls or provider restrictions associated with trading with certain brokers. It also helps bypass various traffic filters that can increase latency, a critical factor during active trading sessions.

Setting up a proxy server in MetaTrader 4 is a swift process, taking no more than two minutes, and it does not necessitate the installation of any third-party plugins, regardless of the broker used.

Video tutorial for proxy configuration in MetaTrader 4

Step-by-step proxy installation in Mt4

The instructions provided are applicable to the MetaTrader 4 platform on a PC, whether you're using an application downloaded directly from the developer's website or software customized for a specific Forex exchange broker. While MetaTrader 4 applications for Windows, Linux, and Mac may exhibit slight differences in tab names, the overall procedure remains consistent.

To add a proxy to MT4:

  1. Open the MetaTrader 4 application.
  2. Navigate to the “Tools” tab and select “Options”, or simply press Ctrl+O on your keyboard.


  3. In the Options window, go to the “Server” tab. Check the “Enable proxy server” box and then click on the “Proxy” button.


  4. In the provided fields, select your proxy type (HTTP, Socks4, Socks5) from the drop-down menu and enter the IP address and port (e.g., If you're using a private proxy, also input the Username and Password.


  5. Test the proxy server to ensure it's working properly.


  6. Once the test is successful, save your settings.


That's it. The proxy setup on MetaTrader 4 is now complete. For effective meta trading, it's recommended to use a private Proxy with Socks5 encryption, which can efficiently bypass filters and restrictions.