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Software Requirements

The AspDotNetStorefront software requires the following 3rd party components:

- .NET framework version 3.5
- Microsoft Internet Information Systems (IIS) version 5.0 or higher
- Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or 2008 (Express versions are fine)
- Approximately 105 MB hard drive space for the storefront files (this will increase as product images are added to the store)
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional, Premium, or Ultimate (only required if changes are going to be made to the source code)
- Server configuration must allow relative paths

Memory Requirements

The memory (RAM) requirements for software of this nature can be a very complex question. AspDotNetStorefront cannot provide a minimum recommendation, as what the software needs will vary hugely based on:

- Server type (is this a dedicated server where the majority of the memory can go to your app, or a shared host where you only get a portion)
- Number of products and entities on the site
- Number of daily visitors
- Number of concurrent visitors (1000 visitors per day might be fine if they're spread out over 24 hours, but what if you get 750 at once?)
- Added skin elements (ad links, javascript tools, Flash videos, etc)
- Much much more...

In a nutshell, you might be able to run the software on a Pentium 3 with almost no memory, or it might need a dedicated server with as much RAM as it'll hold. The majority of stores are going to fall somewhere in between. When evaluating potential hosting environments, it is very important that you have an idea of the answers to the questions above, and work with your host and IT manager to determine what is best for your particular needs. AspDotNetStorefront cannot provide memory recommendations.