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Plone System Requirements

OS, Memory, Hardware.

Plone - Guts

What makes up Plone?  Plone System Requirements

  • Operating System
  • Memory
  • Hardware

Plone Operating System

  • Plone can run on almost any modern operating system.
  • Typically installed on a Linux distribution ex: OpenSuSe
  • Officially: XP or later, OSX 10.4  or later, Linux 2.6 or later.

Plone Memory Requirements

  • Plone can run on as little as 200MB to 300MB according to their documentation.
  • There is a direct correlation between the speed of the site and RAM. Ex: As the site grows in content, users, product etc more RAM will be required for caching.
  • We have traditionally used 1-2GB of RAM for our production sites.

Plone Hardware

  • A single processor is fine for small deployments.
  • We have used a single dual core AMD 64 processor for years for production sites.
  • Recently we have virtualized and continue to only allocate a single processor.
  • The CPU utilization is generally very low.

Plone Hardware (cont.)

  • Storage requirements will naturally vary by project.
  • Careertech production CMS weighs in at 164GB
  • Horizon CMS just 5GB
  • Traditionally we have used single SATA 7200RPM drives. Very low cost and have done well, going on 5 years.

Plone Installation

  • Software dependencies, not an inclusive list:
  • libjpeg, readline, zlib, libbz2, libxslt, libxml2, python, gcc
  • Note: allow your package manager to get these for you
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