What are the system requirements for Simple DNS Plus?

Operating system: Any edition of:
  • Windows 7 (SP1+)
  • Windows 8 (except "RT")
  • Windows 8.1 (except "RT")
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 11
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1+)
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2022

Both 32 bit and 64 bit Windows versions are fully supported.
"Windows Server Core" is also supported - details.
"Windows Embedded 7" is also supported - details.

Software: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8
(automatically downloaded and installed if missing)
Processor (CPU): 1 GHz or better.
Memory (RAM): 64 MB + Windows and .NET Framework requirements.
Hard disk space: 10 MB + Windows and .NET Framework requirements.
Network: Any type of TCP/IP (IPv4 or IPv6) connection.
Internet IP address: You need a static (*) Internet IP address only if you want to use Simple DNS Plus for hosting domain names on the Internet. A dynamic IP address can be used for a resolving and caching Internet domain names.

(*) By "static" we mean an IP address which does not change, or only very seldom changes.
It doesn't matter how the IP address is assigned to your computer/router (manually or dynamically).
Many "always-on" Internet connections such as cable and ADSL connections provide an Internet IP address which never actually change even if it is supposed be be "dynamic". Such an IP address can be considered "static" and works fine for hosting domain names.

Related KB articles:

29 Sep 2018 21:02 UTC
Macaulay Krueger
I have used simple dns plus fir a long time, however i want to run dns on a linux os not windows ... are you going to make a linux version .... or will it run in wine? I have not figured wine out yet.
JH Software
11 Oct 2018 17:56 UTC
JH Software
Simple DNS Plus is currently only available for Windows.
I doubt that it will run under Wine - but this is not something that we have tested,
We are considering porting to Linux since the .NET Framework (on which Simple DNS Plus is based) is now also available on that platform, but we have no firm plans or timeframe for this.
8 Nov 2019 13:52 UTC
Todd Hunter
We have been using SimpleDNS for over a decade. We would appreciate seeing a Linux version. As Microsoft licensing restrictions and fees become more stringent we are moving as much of our services to Linux as possible. Running a Windows Server and paying the license for something as light weight as DNS doesn't make sense. Plus the higher maintenance of Windows servers.
JH Software
17 Dec 2019 23:48 UTC
JH Software
Thank you for your feedback.
We have no immediate plans for a Linux version, but since .NET is now cross platform it may happen eventually...
23 Jul 2021 18:05 UTC
Hannes Viljoen
We really need the Linux Version....
Windows Hosting is not the way of the future...
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