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Hardware Requirements

Single or Client Computers

The following hardware specifications are recommended if you are using Orchid on one computer in your business. Follow these specifications for the Solo, Standard, and Professional editions of Orchid. For adequate performance to run the software, please follow at least the minimum hardware specifications. For optimal performance, please follow at least the recommended hardware specifications.

Item Minimum Recommended
Processor Recent Intel Pentium @ 2.1Ghz Recent Intel Core i3 @ 3.1Ghz or Better
Memory 4.0 GB 6.0 GB
Free Hard Drive Space 4.0 GB 6.0 GB
Internet Connection High Speed Internet High Speed Internet
Operating System Windows 10, Windows 8.1 & 8.0, Windows 7 (32 or 64-bit, all editions), Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008/R2, Windows Server 2003/R2, Windows Server 2016
Screen Resolution 1024 x 768 pixel minimum resolution required

Server Computer in Network

The following server specifications are for the server computer holding your database. You will have a server computer if you are using the Multi-Computer or Multi-Location edition of Orchid software. For all other computers in the network, follow specifications for “Single or Client Computers.”

Item Minimum Recommended
Processor Recent Intel Core i3 @ 3.1Ghz or Better Recent Intel Core i5 @ 3.3Ghz or Better
Memory 6.0 GB 8.0 GB
Free Hard Drive Space 6.0 GB 8.0 GB
Internet Connection High Speed Internet High Speed Internet
Operating System Windows 10, Windows 8.1 & 8.0, Windows 7 (32 or 64-bit, all editions), Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008/R2, Windows Server 2003/R2, Windows Server 2016
Screen Resolution 1024 x 768 pixel minimum resolution required
SQL Server Edition 2-9 networked computers: SQL Server 2012 Express (included free with Orchid)
10 or more computers: Full copy of Microsoft SQL Server Standard edition or higher

Multiple Locations

When running Orchid from multiple locations, each location will have a server and one or more client computers on the local network. All locations must be connected to the Internet, and be using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to share files and information between the locations.

For each location, follow the specifications listed under “Server Computer” for the computer holding the database (one per location), and the rest of the computers at each location (clients) should follow the specifications listed under “Single or Client Computer.” However, when using Orchid at multiple locations, you must have a full-time Internet connection at each location.

Rebranding

Orchid is now DaySmart Spa

After many years, we've rebranded Orchid Spa Software as DaySmart Spa - same great team, same product, same pricing... Just a new name.