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This article describes the requirements of PowerFolder Server regarding hardware, operating systems and third party software. Please check the requirements deeply to not encounter problems during installation or in production use.

Hardware Requirements

There is no general recommendation on hardware requirements for PowerFolder Server, since it all depends on the number of folders and files which should be managed. Therefore we just provide a rough figure here on how to scale the hardware for PowerFolder Server.

If you manage about 1.000.000 files, the following hardware is recommended:

  • Dual- or Quad-Core CPU, > 2 GHz 
  • 2-4 GB RAM

PowerFolder Server only requires about 100MB of disk space for the program itself. The disk space for the data has to be scaled according the expected data which should be managed by PowerFolder Server.

(Info) If there are problems starting the server due to memory problems or if you need information how to increase the amount of memory to PowerFolder Server, please read the section about Memory Configuration.


Server Systemanforderungen

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On Linux-based systems it's not possible for a non-root user to bind to ports below 1024 as those ports are considered "priviledged". Therefore you need to either put a web server like Apache or Nginx in front ((Haken) recommended) or choose PowerFolder ports higher than 1024 .


Operating Systems 
Microsoft Windows

(Haken) 2008 R2 / 2012 / 2012 R2 / 2016 /7 / 8.1 / 10

Linux / Unix / Solaris(Haken) Debian, Redhat, SLES, Ubuntu
Microsoft SQL(Haken) 2012 / 2014 / 2016 / 2017
MySQL(Haken) 5.1 / 5.5 / 5.6 / 5.7
PostgreSQL(Haken) 9.3
Edge(tick) 42 and higher
Internet Explorer(warning) (warning) 11 and higher**
Mozilla Firefox(Haken) 3.6 and higher
Google Chrome(Haken) 10 and higher

(Haken) 5 and higher