System requirements

Before you install Sitefinity CMS, you have to make sure that your system complies with the following requirements:
Components Requirements
Server-side requirements
  • Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.8 on supported Windows versions.

    NOTE: To deploy your Sitefinity CMS project to Microsoft Azure, you must first create and develop your project locally.

  • Sitefinity CMS supports both 32 bit and 64 bit Windows operation systems on x86 processor architecture.
  • Internet Information Services 10+

    NOTE: To deploy your Sitefinity CMS projects to IIS, you must configure IIS to use Integrated application pool mode.

  • Microsoft® ASP.NET MVC 5
Database platforms Supported platforms:
  • Microsoft® SQL Server 2016, 2017, and 2019
  • Microsoft® SQL Express 2016, 2017, and 2019
  • Microsoft® Azure SQL
  • Oracle
  • MySQL version between 5.0.3 and 5.7.31
Memory requirements 500+ MB
Hard disk 400+ MB
Supported browsers for administration and content editing

The latest two officially supported versions of the following browsers:

  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Edge

JavaScript must be enabled on all browsers.

Supported browsers for viewing

Websites built with Sitefinity CMS are fully compatible with all modern browsers that support JavaScript and CSS.

NOTE: If you have implemented custom functionality, you must ensure that it is compatible with the browsers that your users may use.

For development

All Microsoft® Visual Studio editions for versions 2017, 2019, and 2022.

You have to install the following:

  • ASP.NET and web development workload.
  • .NET Framework 4.8 SDK component.
  • .NET Framework 4.8 targeting pack component.
  • If you develop using Sitefinity .NET Core Renderer, you must have installed .NET SDK 7.0.
  • If you use Visual Studio to develop with .NET Core, the lowest supported version is Visual Studio 2022.

IMPORTANT: To successfully deploy Sitefinity CMS, your hosting provider must support .NET 4.8 Framework and Full trust.

Run your Sitefinity CMS website in a cloud environment

You can run your website in any cloud environment that supports Windows Server role instances, such as Rackspace and Amazon AWS. In these scenarios, you can set up your website as part of a load-balanced environment.

Auto Scaling in load-balanced scenarios without the need to configure Sitefinity CMS is supported only for Azure Cloud Services. In all other cloud IaaS providers Sitefinity CMS supports Auto Scaling by utilizing Redis service.

For more information, see Deploy projects to Azure App Services and Load balancing.

Geolocation service

If you want to use Geolocation API, you must use Microsoft SQL Server or SQL Server Express. Oracle and MySQL do not support Geolocation API.
For more information about Geolocation, see Address custom field.

IMPORTANT: If you are using Oracle or MySQL databases, disable Geolocation in the following way:
  1. Click Administration » Settings » Advanced.
  2. In the treeview on the left, click GeoLocations » Providers » Default.
  3. Deselect Enabled checkbox and save your changes.

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