Server Requirements

How to choose server or hosting

We recommend using a dedicated server or VPS for Keitaro. It allows you to install Keitaro easily with all components that Keitaro needs. For more information about the single-click installation read page Single-click Installation.

On page Hosting for Keitaro you'll find the list of hosting providers we recommend.

Software Requirements


  • Nginx
  • PHP 7.0 with PHP-FPM (required extensions are listed below)
  • MariaDB

For shared hostings:

  • Nginx + PHP-FPM or Apache 2
  • MySQL or MariaDB
  • PHP 7.0, 5.6, 5.5, 5.4 (required extensions are listed below)
  • IonCube Loader 5 or newer

PHP extensions:

  • php_iconv
  • php_curl
  • mbstring
  • php_zip
  • php_hash
  • zlib

Note: Simple way to check the compatibility is to use the script install.php.

Hardware Requirements

In case server provides less that 1GB RAM, it's better to add swap on 1-2GB.

Load up to 50 000 visitors per day:

  • 1CPU, 2GB RAM

Load 200 000 visitors per day:

  • 2CPU, 2GB RAM (without Redis and PHP-FPM)
  • 1CPU, 2GB RAM (Redis, PHP-FPM)

Load more than 200 000 visitors per day:

  • 2CPU, 4GB RAM (Redis, PHP-FPM)

Load more than 500 000 visitors per day:

  • 4CPU, 6GB RAM (Redis, PHP-FPM)

More than 1 million visitors:

  • 8 CPU, 8GB RAM (Redis, PHP-FPM)


How much disk space does Keitaro TDS require?

2GB minimum for normal operation of the server. Then it will depend on how much statistics is necessary to store.

1 000 entries of detailing transition takes ~ 1 mb at MySQL. For example, you expect 200 000 visitors per day and detailing will be stored in the past month:

200 000 × 31 / 1 000 = ~6.2 GB

This calculation is very inaccurate, but it allows you to buy the necessary disk space in advance.

Is PHP 7 supported?

Yes, 7.0 and 7.1 versions are supported