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Serv-U system requirements

Latest update: March 21, 2018

Hardware requirements

The hardware requirements are modest, but Serv-U can take advantage of multi-core processors and multiple processor architectures.

Hardware Minimum requirement
CPU 1 GHz+
RAM 256 MB+
Network 10/100 Mbps NIC
Hard drive space 30 MB
Video 128 MB Video RAM

The following table lists the requirements in the case of modest traffic: up to 500 configured users and 25 simultaneous transfers.


Minimum requirement for modest traffic
CPU 2 GHz+ multi-core
Network 10/100/1000 Mbps NIC
Hard drive space 120 GB
Video 128 MB Video RAM

The following table lists the requirements in the case of high traffic: up to 10,000 configured users and 250 simultaneous transfers.

Hardware Minimum requirement for high traffic
CPU Multiple 3.2 GHz+ multi-core
Network 10/100/1000 Mbps NIC
Hard drive space 120 GB
Video 128 MB Video RAM

Operating system and software requirements

Operating system or software Requirement
Microsoft Windows
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 RC2
  • Windows Server 2008, 2008 SP2, 2008 R2, and 2008 R2 SP1 (supported 64 bit only)
  •  Windows 8, Windows 8.1 for trial purposes
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) v.7.2
  • Fedora 24
  • Ubuntu 16.04
  • CentOS 7.2
  • OpenSUSE 42.1
Database server (optional)
  • MS SQL 2014
  • MS SQL 2012, 2012 SP1
  • MySQL 5.7
  • PostgreSQL: 9.5
LDAP server (optional)
  • Active Directory: same version as Windows Server support
  • Open Directory 4
  • OpenLDAP 2.4

Client requirements

The default web browser on many mobile devices can be used to transfer files, work with files and folders, or run the web-based Management Console of Serv-U.

Device Supported functionality
Apple iPhone 5+ Download, manage, and preview files.
Apple iPad 2 Download, manage, preview files, and run the Management Console.
Google Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Upload, download, manage, and preview files.

The following major browsers are supported with the basic web client, for file management and for web administration purposes:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
  • Mozilla Firefox: latest  version
  • Safari 6+
  • Google Chrome: latest version

Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 7 and 8 are supported for Web Client Pro and FTP Voyager JV.


  • To be able to use Web Client Pro and FTP Voyager JV, Java must be installed and enabled in the browser.
  • Web Client Pro does not work on Linux in Google Chrome version later than 35 due to an incompatibility between Chrome and the Java browser plug-in.
  • Apple users must have at least Mac OS X 10.6 installed.
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