Last updated: Jan 25 2017

System requirements for Episerver

Note: These system requirements apply to versions higher than 7.5 of the Episerver platform.

See also Deviations and product-specific requirements for product-specific notifications and deviations.

System requirements for the Episerver platform

Server requirements

Operating system

Any of the following:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012

All service packs are supported.

Note: From CMS 9, Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 and Windows 7 are no longer supported.

Web server

Any of the following must be installed as part of the Windows Server installation:

  • Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 8.5
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 8.0
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.5
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0

Database

Any of the following:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

All service packs are supported.

Other requirements

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 or any later compatible versions
  • C# 5.0 or later compatible versions
    Note: After 2015, Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.0 and 4.5.1 are no longer supported

Plus any of the following:

  • Microsoft MVC 5
  • Microsoft MVC 4

Note: In a production environment, a permanent IP or MAC address is required.

Client requirements for editing

Browser for editing

CMS 10, the latest major release, supports:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11*
  • Mozilla Firefox, latest**
  • Google Chrome, latest**

CMS 9 supports:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11*
  • Mozilla Firefox 14-22
  • Google Chrome 33-45

CMS 8 supports:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11*
  • Mozilla Firefox 11-14
  • Google Chrome 12-33

* For Commerce Manager, see product-specific requirements.

** Due to fast release cycles, we only support the two latest versions for these.

Client requirements for browsing

Browser for viewing

The supported web browsers for viewing depend on the implementation. Most standard web browsers are generally supported. 

Development and demonstration environment

Operating system

Any of the following:

  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012

Note: From CMS 9, Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 and Windows 7 are no longer supported.

Development tool

Any of the following:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2015
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2013 for Web
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
  • Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2012 Express Edition

Note: The Episerver Visual Studio integration installation requires IIS Express, which you can install using the Web Platform Installer.

Database

Any of the following:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP3
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP3 Express
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

Note: The Episerver Visual Studio integration installation requires Microsoft SQL Server Express.

Other requirements

Any of the following:

  • Microsoft MVC 5
  • Microsoft MVC 4

Deviations and product-specific requirements

Commerce

  • For Commerce Manager (Commerce back-end), we recommend Firefox or Chrome.

Episerver CMO

  • For Episerver CMO, Microsoft Silverlight is required to view statistics charts and KPI reports.

Episerver Forms

  • Episerver Forms is only supported by MVC-based websites and HTML5-compliant browsers.

Related

System requirements for version 7.5 and lower
(select appropriate version):

Episerver CMS
Episerver Framework
Episerver Commerce
Episerver Find