Launching MoonTrader for the first time
Download the self extracting archive from your personal Cabinet on moontrader.com . Create a separate folder for MoonTrader and copy the downloaded .sfx file to that folder. After running it, all necessary files will be automatically downloaded and ready to be used. Make sure you tell Windows Defender to allow the unpacking. You should see this screen after pressing on More Info when launching the file.
The folder where you will un-pack either our self extracting archive will have the following content:
To start configuring the application for proper work with your newly created License on our website, you will need to launch the MoonTrader.exe
Once done, you will have a window appear on your screen with the instances you have created. The very first time you will launch the launcher, you will see this screen:
After configuring several instances, the launcher will look similar to the next screenshot. The following screenshot contains a list of instances that fit all possible combinations of Client and Core that can be achieved through our application.
The possible combinations of instances that can be created are:
- Local Client + Local Core — in this case, your Core and the Client both run on the machine that is in front of you, locally. Depending on the quality of your internet connection and the resources (RAM, Graphics Card, CPU) of your machine, your experience and the speed of executing your commands will vary. The first instance on the screenshot above represents this scenario (New-6528817)
- Local Client + Remote Core — the most sought after use case for MoonTrader. In this scenario, your Core is placed and running on a Virtual Private Server (VPS). This has the following advantages: you don’t need a machine running the core non-stop which saves you on the electricity bill and hardware, your connection might fall (your ISP might encounter technical difficulties), you may suffer a power cut etc. Another advantage is the ability to place the Core on a VPS close to the exchange’s servers which will thus minimize the latency and increase the speed of executing your commands on the exchange (move/remove orders etc.). Because the Core out of the 2 components of the MoonTrader app is the least resource-intensive, it can run on relatively inexpensive VPS
- Remote Client + Remote Core — a possible configuration wherein both the Core and the Client run on a remote server. NOTE: resource utilization when running the Client on a remote server will affect the performance of the Application. It is not recommended to use the Application in this configuration!
Next you need to create a Profile to run.