Minimum requirements and installation


I don’t really know hardware, so what I would like to know is, what is the minimum hardware requirements to run DSP with just a few users when beta testing and then with just a few hundred users for awhile? Would shared hosting work for development and beta testing and then moving to a VPS?

What CPU/Memory combination are people using?

It is my understanding that DSP installs with an embedded MySQL but these instruction say,

Set up MySQL

You need to create a database…

So I’m just unclear about that.


For just a few users, the easiest thing is to use the free hosted sandbox system (get a DSP account at

DSP comes installed with a MySQL database. This is what the ‘/db’ API is reading and writing data from.

That would be great if I could use this for dev and testing. Are there any limitations I need to be aware of?

There are no usage limitations. Just be aware that the free hosted system is not meant for production deployments. We can’t guarantee uptime or performance, but it works great for dev and test.