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The following configurations are supported by Kentico CMS. Other configurations may work too, but the system was not tested on them.


Server-side Requirements


Windows Vista Home Premium/Business/Enterprise/Ultimate, Windows 7 (both 32bit and 64bit) or Windows 8 (both 32bit and 64bit), or Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012.

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 or 4.0 or higher.

Microsoft Internet Information Services (see the table below) or Visual Studio/Visual Web Developer 2008/2010/2012 built-in web server.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 (including free SQL Server Express Edition 2005/2008/2012).


Internet Information Services overview

Internet Information Services version

Operating system

Details and installation instructions

IIS 5.1

Windows XP Professional

not supported

IIS 6.0

Windows Server 2003

not supported

IIS 7.0

Windows Vista

IIS 7 Installation and Deployment

Windows Server 2008

IIS 7.5

Windows 7

Windows Server 2008 R2

IIS 8.0

Windows 8

Installing IIS on Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012


Hosting Requirements


ASP.NET 3.5 SP1 (or higher) and Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008/2012 support.

Medium-trust or full-trust permissions for the ASP.NET application.

If the server uses medium trust, ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 must be installed on the server.

If the application uses .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and is hosted in a medium trust environment, it is necessary to have Microsoft Chart Controls installed on the server.

It's recommended that your hosting plan comes with 250 MB or more memory and 100+ MB database.


You can use your favorite hosting provider or choose from our hosting partners.


Windows Azure


Kentico CMS fully supports the Microsoft Windows Azure platform, including SQL Azure, Azure Storage and other services. Windows Azure SDK 1.7 is required.


Development Tools


If you want to create custom web parts or integrate custom code, you need Visual Studio 2008/2010/2012 or free Visual Web Developer 2008/2010/2012  Express Edition.


Supported Client Browsers for Content Editors


Internet Explorer 8, 9

Firefox 4.0+

Chrome 12

Safari 4.0+ or Firefox 4.0+ on Mac OS


Supported Client Browsers for Site Visitors


Internet Explorer 6.0+

Firefox 1.0.5+

Chrome 12+

Mozilla 1.7.1+

Netscape 7.1+

Opera 7.52+

Safari or Firefox on Mac OS

Mobile browsers, such as Safari on iPhone, are supported as well, but some features may be limited by browser capabilities.


(the visitor browser requirements also depend on the functionality used on the website)


Required experience


Although Kentico CMS allows you to create dynamic websites without programming, you may want to create custom web parts or add custom code when developing more complex websites. Developers should be able to create a simple ASP.NET application using Visual Studio and have some experience with relational databases and SQL, so that the flexibility of Kentico CMS can be fully put to use.