Requirements

Web server

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

PHP

  • You need PHP 7.2.5 or newer, with session support, the Standard PHP Library
    (SPL) extension, hash, ctype, and JSON support.

  • The mbstring extension (see mbstring) is strongly recommended
    for performance reasons.

  • 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 openssl 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.

  • To support displaying phpMyAdmin’s latest version, you need to enable
    allow_url_open in your php.ini or to have the
    curl extension.

Database

phpMyAdmin supports MySQL-compatible databases.

  • MySQL 5.5 or newer

  • MariaDB 5.5 or newer

Web browser

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

You need a browser which is supported by Bootstrap 4.5, see
<https://getbootstrap.com/docs/4.5/getting-started/browsers-devices/>.

Changed in version 5.2.0: You need a browser which is supported by Bootstrap 5.0, see
<https://getbootstrap.com/docs/5.0/getting-started/browsers-devices/>.