For best performance, stability and functionality we have documented some recommendations for running a Nextcloud server. The Nextcloud server is not compatible with Windows and macOS.
If you plan a setup for your organization and you rely on professional deployment consulting (e.g. efficient and reliable scaling) and support, we strongly recommend you to check out our **enterprise support**.
See Installation on Linux for minimum PHP-modules and additional software for installing Nextcloud.
Memory requirements for running a Nextcloud server are greatly variable, depending on the numbers of users, apps, files and volume of server activity.
Nextcloud needs a minimum of 128MB RAM, and we recommend a minimum of 512MB.
Database requirements for MySQL / MariaDB¶
The following is currently required if you’re running Nextcloud together with a MySQL / MariaDB database:
- InnoDB storage engine (MyISAM is not supported)
- “READ COMMITED” transaction isolation level (See: Database “READ COMMITTED” transaction isolation level)
- Disabled or BINLOG_FORMAT = ROW configured Binary Logging (See: https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/binary-log-formats.html)
- For Emoji (UTF8 4-byte) support see Enabling MySQL 4-byte support
We strongly recommend using the latest version of your operating system to get the full and most stable experience out of our clients.
- Windows 7+
- macOS Lion (10.7)+ (64-bit only)
- Linux (CentOS 6.5+, Ubuntu 14.04+, Fedora 21+, openSUSE 13, SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP3+, Debian 8 (Jessie)+, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7)
We strongly recommend using the latest version of your mobile operating system to get the full and most stable experience out of our mobile apps.
- iOS 10.x+
- Android 4.x+
The separate Nextcloud Talk app requires iOS 10.x+ or Android 5.x+.
For the best experience with the Nextcloud web interface, we recommend that you use the latest and supported version of a browser from this list, or one based on those:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 (latest version)
- Microsoft Edge
- Mozilla Firefox
- Google Chrome/Chromium
- Apple Safari
If you want to use Nextcloud Talk you should use Mozilla Firefox 52+ or Google Chrome/Chromium 49+ to have the full experience with video calls and screensharing. Google Chrome/Chromium requires a additional plugin for screensharing.