Memory requirements for running an Nextcloud server are greatly variable, depending on the numbers of users and files, and volume of server activity. Nextcloud needs a minimum of 128MB RAM, and we recommend a minimum of 512MB.
Recommended Setup for Running Nextcloud¶
For best performance, stability, support, and full functionality we recommend:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 / Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- PHP 7.0 +
- Apache 2.4 with mod_php
- Server: Linux (Debian 7, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 & 12, Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 6.5 and 7 (7 is 64-bit only), Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS)
- Web server: Apache 2 (mod_php, php-fpm) or Nginx (php-fpm)
- Databases: MySQL/MariaDB 5.5+; PostgreSQL; Oracle 11g (currently only possible if you contact us <https://nextcloud.com/enterprise> as part of a subscription)
- PHP 5.6 + required
- Hypervisors: Hyper-V, VMware ESX, Xen, KVM
- Desktop: Windows XP SP3 (EoL Q2 2015), Windows 7+, Mac OS X 10.7+ (64-bit only), Linux (CentOS 6.5, 7 (7 is 64-bit only), Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS, 14.10, Fedora 20, 21, openSUSE 12.3, 13, Debian 7 & 8).
- Mobile apps: iOS 7+, Android 4+
- Web browser: IE11+, Microsoft Edge, Firefox 14+, Chrome 18+, Safari 7+
See Manual Installation on Linux for minimum software versions for installing Nextcloud.
Database Requirements for MySQL / MariaDB¶
The following is currently required if you’re running Nextcloud together with a MySQL / MariaDB database:
- Disabled or BINLOG_FORMAT = MIXED configured Binary Logging (See: MySQL / MariaDB with Binary Logging Enabled)
- InnoDB storage engine (MyISAM is not supported)
- “READ COMMITED” transaction isolation level (See: Database “READ COMMITED” transaction isolation level)
Emoji (UTF8 4-byte) support with MySQL / MariaDB¶
If you want to use UTF8 4-byte characters such as Emojis on your server, the database needs to be created with character set
utf8mb4 and collate
CREATE DATABASE nextcloud CHARACTER SET utf8mb4 COLLATE utf8mb4_general_ci;
Additionally the following InnoDB settings need to be set:
[mysqld] innodb_large_prefix=on innodb_file_format=barracuda innodb_file_per_table=true
See Enabling MySQL 4-byte support for more information.