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Hosting and Requirements

Hosting

Photon Server runs on any hosting provider that supports Windows.

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Selected Cloud Providers

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Selected Bare Metal Providers

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Requirements

If you are running a local Photon Server and noticed a bad event rate then this is most likely caused by logging. For instance, we noticed that enabling both Photon Server logging and Windows Defender may cause the event rate to slow down considerably. That is why we recommend disabling all virus scanners and firewalls when enabling Photon logging so you can have the expected events rate. You can re-enable the virus scanners and firewalls once you stop logging on Photon Servers.

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Hosting Only

To host Photon servers, the requirements for the production environment are the following:

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Minimum

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 x64
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5

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Recommended

  • Windows Server 2019 x64
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8

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Development

For using Photon SDKs to develop your server, the requirements for the development environment are the following:

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Minimum

  • Windows 8.1
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5

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Recommended

  • Windows 10 x64
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2019

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Photon Communication Ports

Find the list of required ports by default at this page.

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