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    Minimum System Requirements

    This article covers requirements for Umbraco 8 and older versions of Umbraco CMS.

    Go to docs.umbraco.com to find requirements for the latest recommended version of Umbraco CMS.

    Browsers

    The Umbraco UI should work in all modern browsers:

    • Chrome (Latest)
    • Edge (Chromium)
    • Firefox (Latest)
    • Safari (Latest)

    Local Development

    Hosting

    • IIS 8 and higher
    • SQL CE, SQL Server 2012 and higher
    • ASP.NET 4.7.2
    • Ability to set file permissions to include create/read/write (or better) for the user that "owns" the Application Pool for your site (NETWORK SERVICE, typically)

    You can use Umbraco Cloud to manage the hosting infrastructure. All Umbraco Cloud plans are hosted on Microsoft Azure, which gives your site a proven and solid foundation.

    Umbraco will not run on ASP.NET Core

    Database Account Roles

    The database account used in the connection string will need permissions to read and write from tables as well as create schema during installs and upgrades:

    • The db_owner role has full permissions on the database.

    • To use an account with more restricted permissions, the db_datareader and db_datawriter roles will be needed for normal use to read from and write to the database. The db_ddladmin role, which can modify the database schema, is required for installs and upgrades of the CMS and/or any packages that create database tables.

    For more information on the Database-level roles, see the Microsoft documentation.