System Requirements


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.

Supported Platforms

  • 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 9.x (10 is supported with Nextcloud 13+); Oracle 11g (currently only possible if you contact us <> as part of a subscription)
  • PHP 5.6 + required (PHP 7.2 not supported)
  • Hypervisors: Hyper-V, VMware ESX, Xen, KVM
  • Desktop: Windows XP SP3 (EoL Q2 2015), Windows 7+, macOS 10.10+ (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:

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 utf8mb4_general_ci, e.g.:

CREATE DATABASE nextcloud CHARACTER SET utf8mb4 COLLATE utf8mb4_general_ci;

Additionally the following InnoDB settings need to be set:


See Enabling MySQL 4-byte support for more information.