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Modern Campus CMS Requirements

Modern Campus CMS requires the following specifications to run on a web server.

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The sizing guidelines below approximate the hardware resources required to deploy a web server. Final estimates should rely entirely on the requirements of the institution, such as the complexity of the solutions needed and the expected number of visitors per page. This guide is designed to help you to find the hardware needs for a specific solution, or to find an upper and lower estimate for the hardware requirements.

Minimum Specifications

  • OneDualCore CPU at 2.0GHz or faster
    • Two vCPUs if virtual
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Two 80 GB Hard Drives
  • One partition for the OS and installed applications
  • One partition for website content (pages, static content etc.)

Optimum Specifications

  • OneQuad CoreCPUs at 3.00GHz or faster
    • Four vCPUs if virtual
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Two 1 TB hard drives
  • Combined in a RAID-1array
  • One partition for the OS and installed applications
  • One partition for website content (pages, static content etc.)

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The operating system and application versions below have been tested and found to be compatible with Modern Campus CMS.

Web Server

Modern Campus CMS is compatible with all standard web server software. This includes IIS 7.5+, Apache 2.2+ and Nginx. The web server must be able to support incoming connections via FTP or SFTP from the Modern Campus CMS server.

FTP/SFTP Software

For Windows instances that wish to use SFTP, we only officially support Bitvise SFTP Server for this purpose. The customer is responsible for the cost, installation, configuration,and maintenance of this product. Modern Campus CMS supports any FTP/SFTP software for Linux and IIS FTP for Windows.

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To publish files, Modern Campus CMS requires an FTP or SFTP account (for example "omnicms") with full rights to create, modify, and rename files and folders in the root folder for the site, which you specify. The account must be able to open multiple simultaneous connections, at least one for each user in Modern Campus CMS.

If you are a SaaS customer, we only support Passive FTP and SFTP.

If you are a Self-Hosted customer, you can use Active FTP, Passive FTP, or SFTP.

The same FTP or SFTP user created for the Modern Campus CMS application is used by your implementations team during development, unless an alternative is provided. For Windows instances, if using IIS FTP server, select "Unix Style File Listings" instead of DOS, to enable production server file browsing within Modern Campus CMS and designate your Passive FTP ports and enable (whitelist) them in the firewall for use with Modern Campus CMS.

Modern Campus CMS also supports SFTP with the use of public keys. A public key is generated by Modern Campus CMS and obtainable through site settings. This key is provided by the implementations team to be installed on your web server to authenticate the username instead of a password.

FTPS (FTP + SSL) is not supported.

Additional network settings are also required. For a full list of specifications, contact our helpdesk.

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