Web server

Since, phpMyAdmin’s interface is based entirely in your browser, you’ll need a web server (such as Apache, IIS) to install phpMyAdmin’s files into.


  • You need PHP 5.3.7 or newer, with session support, the Standard PHP Library (SPL) extension, JSON support, and the mbstring extension.
  • To support uploading of ZIP files, you need the PHP zip extension.
  • You need GD2 support in PHP to display inline thumbnails of JPEGs (“image/jpeg: inline”) with their original aspect ratio.
  • When using the cookie authentication (the default), the mcrypt extension is strongly suggested.
  • To support upload progress bars, see 2.9 Seeing an upload progress bar.
  • To support XML and Open Document Spreadsheet importing, you need the libxml extension.
  • To support reCAPTCHA on the login page, you need the openssl extension.
  • Performance suggestion: install the ctype extension.


phpMyAdmin supports MySQL-compatible databases.

  • MySQL 5.5 or newer
  • MariaDB 5.5 or newer
  • Drizzle

Web browser

To access phpMyAdmin you need a web browser with cookies and javascript enabled.