For cPanel & WHM version 11.50
If you have questions,
Before you install cPanel & WHM or cPanel DNSONLY, make certain that your server's hardware meets all of the minimum requirements for new installations.
- 64-bit operating systems use more RAM than 32-bit systems.
- CentOS 7 is available for 64-bit systems only.
How to choose a server
When you choose a server, consider the following questions:
- How many sites do you plan to host?
Servers that will host a large number of websites with associated email addresses and databases require more processing power, disk space, and RAM.
- What kind of web hosting do you plan to do?
While cPanel & WHM can run on the minimum requirements below, servers require more processing power, disk space, and RAM to host videos, music, or high-volume applications.
|Processor||All supported operating systems.||226 MHz||226 MHz|
1 GB of RAM
|2 GB of RAM or more, for heavily-populated servers.|
|All other supported operating systems.|
768 MB of RAM
|1 GB of RAM|
|Disk Space||All supported operating systems.|
20 GB of disk space
|40 GB of disk space|
The cPanel & WHM installation and upgrade processes require at least 3 GB of additional disk space for staging purposes.