You can install a self-hosted WebSpellChecker Server on:
- A dedicated server
- Virtual machine (you can enable VMWare virtualization when installing WebSpellChecker)
- Docker container
Or using one of the cloud services providers.
Here are the minimum hardware requirements for WebSpellChecker Server installation:
Minimum 350 MB of disk space is required for WebSpellChecker installation package including AppServer, Engines, and web components.
Additional space can be required for the following components:
Sometimes you may need to allocate even more space depending on WebSpellChecker Server environment needs, for example, if the number of your language dictionaries includes 100+ languages.
Make sure you regularly verify the amount of disk space consumed by your logs and allocate more space if necessary.
At least 200 MB of memory is required for spell check, grammar check engines, and cache functioning, if you are referring to WebSpellChecker Application Server (AppServer). Also, consider the following RAM requirements:
Numbers in the list above may change depending on your custom environment setup and usage.
Please note that these are minimum installation requirements which change and vary depending on:
- Number of end-users who will be using WebSpellChecker features or proofreading;
- Amount of text they need to be proofread;
- Type of language as well as the size of its language;
- Percent of text errors.
The list of supported providers is presented in table below.
If you want to use AWS EC2 instance, you can choose a smaller instance such as t2.medium with 2 CPUs, 4 GB of memory or a server with similar characteristics. We host and maintain our WebSpellChecker Cloud version on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and use a set of m5.xlarge EC2 instances under the load balancer for our application’s workload which is up to 50,000 requests per minute.
If you don’t have a dedicated hardware, you can try using WebSpellChecker Cloud version. No software installation and configuration is required and you can migrate to your own server any time later.