Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Recommendation

The SQL Server 2014 Express is yet another feature-rich data management system from Microsoft. Like the earlier MS SQL Server releases, SQL Server 2014 Express edition is completely free and capable to support small to medium scale applications.

Like the earlier releases, SQL Server 2014 Express is also limited to use one physical processor and 1 GB of RAM. The  databases are also limited to 10 GB storage but you can have multiple 10 GB databases. Following are the minimum hardware and software requirements to install and run SQL Server 2014.

Component
Requirements
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
Memory
Minimum
  • Express Edition: 512 MB
  • All other Editions: 1 GB 
Recommended
  • Express Edition: 1 GB
  • All other Editions: At least 4 GB to ensure optimal performance.
Processor Type
Processor
  • 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
Minimum
  • x86 Processor: 1.0 GHz
  • x64 Processor: 1.4 GHz
Hard Disk Space
  • SQL Server 2014 requires a minimum of 8 GB of available hard-disk space.
  • Disk space requirements may vary with the SQL Server 2014 components you install.


These are the minimum requirements to run MS SQL Server 2014 with the basic components. Windows Operating System along with other software like IIS, WebsitePanel, DNS Server, FTP Server, MySQL and Mail Server will create additional overhead to Windows VPS. To prevent your VPS run out of memory, we recommend following VPS configurations.

1. Windows Server 2008 with MS SQL Server 2014

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


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2. Windows Server 2012 with MS SQL Server 2014

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


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