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System requirements for Optimizely

This topic describes the requirements for running Optimizely websites.

Upgrading Optimizely
Upgrading to Content Cloud (CMS 12)

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Note

These system requirements are the latest and apply to versions higher than 7.5 of the Optimizely Content Cloud platform. See requirements and deviations below for product and service-specific requirements.

See also Upgrading to Content Cloud (CMS 12).

Server requirements

Operating system

Any of the following:

  • Linux
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2022
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 (End of support January 2022, Microsoft offering extended support options until January 2027)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (End of support, Microsoft offering extended support options until October 2023)
  • All service packs are supported.

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Note

From CMS 12, Windows Server 2012 is no longer supported.

Web server

Any ASP.NET Core compatible hosting option.

Database

Any of the following:

  • Microsoft Azure SQL

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2019

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017 (End of support October 2022, Microsoft offering extended support options until October 2027)

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 (End of support, Microsoft offering extended support options until July 2026)

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (End of support, Microsoft offering extended support options until July 2024)

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (End of support, Microsoft offering extended support options until July 2022)

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express (End of support, Microsoft offering extended support options until July 2022)

    All service packs are supported.

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Note

From update 163, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 is no longer supported.

Other requirements

  • Microsoft ASP.NET Core (.NET 5 and higher)

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Note

In a production environment, an instance bound license is required for cloud-based solutions. For non-cloud environments, a permanent IP or MAC address is required.

Client requirements for EDITING

Browser for editing

  • Google Chrome, latest

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Note

Due to fast release cycles, we only support the two latest versions for Google Chrome.

Client requirements for BROWSING

  • Browser for viewing: The supported web browsers for viewing depend on the implementation. Most standard web browsers are generally supported.

Development and demonstration environment operating system

Any of the following:

  • Linux
  • Mac OS
  • Microsoft Windows 11
  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 (End of support, Microsoft offering extended support options until January 2023)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2022
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 (End of support January 2022, Microsoft offering extended support options until January 2027)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (End of support, Microsoft offering extended support options until October 2023)

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Note

From CMS 12, Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 are no longer supported.

Development tool

  • ASP.NET Core SDK
  • A compatible code editor / IDE

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Notes

  • The Episerver Visual Studio integration installation requires IIS Express (included with VS 2015 and higher, can also be installed using Web Platform Installer).
  • Always install the latest updates for Visual Studio.
  • Visual Studio 2019 version 16.8 or higher is required for developing ASP.NET Core applications.

Database

Any of the following:

  • Microsoft Azure SQL
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2019
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017 (End of support October 2022, Microsoft offering extended support options until October 2027)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 (End of support, Microsoft offering extended support options until July 2026)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (End of support, Microsoft offering extended support options until July 2024)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (End of support, Microsoft offering extended support options until July 2022)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express (End of support, Microsoft offering extended support options until July 2022)

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Notes

  • The Episerver Visual Studio integration installation requires SQL Server Express (included with VS 2015 and 0 higher, and can also be installed using Web Platform Installer).
  • From update 163, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 is no longer supported.

Product-specific requirements and deviations

Optimizely Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

See Requirements for Optimizely DXP.

Optimizely Forms

Optimizely Forms is only supported by MVC-based websites and HTML5-compliant browsers.


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