Recommended system configurations for Windows Server 2012/2016 OS

Windows Server 2012 offers a compelling upgrade from previous versions of Windows Server. As customers move toward understanding the significant advantages this release of Windows Server offers, it is also important to understand what the hardware requirements are for installation of Windows Server 2012. The official requirements for installing Windows Server 2012 are as follows:
  • Processing: 1.4 GHZ
  • RAM (minimum): 512 MB
  • Disk Space (minimum): 32 GB

32 GB should be considered an absolute minimum value for successful installation.

While these are mostly the minimum requirements for getting plain Windows Server 2012 running, most customers will install Windows Server 2012 in much larger configurations. For example, to run it as a web server WebsitePanel, SQL Server & Mail Server installation is necessary. So, in the following tables, we've explained recommended configurations to run Windows 2012 server as plain OS or fully loaded.

Windows 2012/2016 Server (Plain Operating System)

  • vCPU: 2 vCPU
  • RAM: 1 GB or greater
  • Disk space (minimum): 35 GB

Our Recommended Plans

Fully loaded Windows 2012/2016 Server (with ControlPanel, SQL Server & SmarterMail)

  • vCPU: 3 vCPU
  • RAM: 3 GB or greater
  • Disk space (minimum): 35 GB

Our Recommended Plans

All these recommendations are based on our experience. If you have a high resource consuming application, we request you to contact us for the best VPS hardware option.
Note: With Windows Server 2012 both Website Panel and Solid CP control panel are available, Windows 2016 server only supports SolidCP control panel. 

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