Universal Type Server can be installed locally (“on premises”) to dedicated Windows Server or macOS instances, or to Windows Server residing within cloud-hosted environments such as Amazon EC2 or Microsoft Azure.
Local System Requirements
These are the minimum requirements to install and launch the server component of Universal Type Server. In most cases you will need more in the way of server resources: more processor cores, more RAM, and more hard drive space. The Recommendations section can help you decide on the right server configuration for your needs.
Universal Type Server: 7.0.6
Universal Type Client: 7.0.13 (Mac); 7.0.12 (Windows)
Core Client: 7.0.3
Universal Type Server
Windows® Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, or Windows Server 2019
2.0 GHz or faster multi-core processor
4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
2 GB available hard drive space for application files, plus additional space for fonts
UTS Enterprise Edition Requirements
Enterprise Edition users have the option of utilizing one of these external databases. Use of an external database is required with a proxy failover configuration.
PostgreSQL version 12.2 or 12.3 (macOS or Windows)
(Deprecated) Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or 2016 (Windows)
(Deprecated) MySQL 5.5, 5.6, or 5.7 (macOS or Windows)
Cloud Hosting Decision Points
Cloud hosting is an excellent option if you do not have a local data center. Font files are relatively small, so drive space is usually not an important consideration.
A cloud-hosted solution will run on Windows Server 2016 or 2019.
Whether cloud-hosted or on-premises, Universal Type Server can take advantage of your organization’s Active Directory with LDAP Bind, and Single Sign-On.
Amazon EC2 System Recommendations
If you wish to set up an Amazon EC2 instance for use with Universal Type Server, then use the following recommendations:
- Choose the Amazon Machine Image (AMI) with Windows Server 2016 Base or Windows Server 2019 Base
- Choose an Instance Type based on the edition of Universal Type Server that you will be using:
Microsoft Azure System Recommendations
If you wish to set up a Microsoft Azure VM to use with Universal Type Server, use the following configuration options:
- Choose an image with Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019
- Choose a Size based on the edition of Universal Type Server that you will be using:
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