Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Recommendation

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express is a feature-rich yet FREE data management system. It is far more powerful and reliable than its predecessor Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express. It delivers a Rich and Reliable data store for lightweight Web Sites and desktop applications.

Following are the minimum hardware and software requirements to install and run SQL Server 2012.

Supported OS
Windows 7, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Express Edition: 512 MB
  • All other Editions: 1 GB 
  • Express Edition: 1 GB
  • All other Editions: At least 4 GB to ensure optimal performance.
Processor Type
  • AMD Opteron, AMD Athlon 64, Intel Xeon with Intel EM64T support, Intel Pentium IV with EM64T support.

x86 Processor
  • Pentium III-compatible processor or faster.
Processor Speed
  • x86 Processor: 1.0 GHz
  • x64 Processor: 1.4 GHz
Hard Disk Space
  • SQL Server 2012 requires a minimum of 8 GB of available hard-disk space.
  • Disk space requirements may vary with the SQL Server 2012 components you install.

These are the minimum requirements to run MS SQL Server 2012 with basic components. Windows Operating system along with other software like IIS, WebsitePanel, MySQL and Mail Server will create additional overhead to VPS. In order to prevent your VPS run out of memory, we recommend following VPS configurations.

Windows Server 2008 with MS SQL Server 2012

  • vCPU: 2 vCPU
  • RAM: 2 GB or Higher
  • Disk space: Minimum 35 GB

Recommended VPS Plans

Windows Server 2012 with MS SQL Server 2012

  • vCPU: 3 vCPU
  • RAM: 3 GB or Higher
  • Disk space: Minimum 45 GB

Recommended VPS Plans

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