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 5.2.0 or newer, with session support, the Standard PHP Library (SPL) extension and JSON support.
  • To support uploading of ZIP files, you need the PHP zip extension.
  • For proper support of multibyte strings (eg. UTF-8, which is currently the default), you should install the mbstring and ctype extensions.
  • 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 for most users and is required for 64–bit machines. Not using mcrypt will cause phpMyAdmin to load pages significantly slower.
  • To support upload progress bars, see 2.9 Seeing an upload progress bar.
  • To support XML and Open Document Spreadsheet importing, you need PHP 5.2.17 or newer and the libxml extension.


phpMyAdmin support MySQL compatible databases.

  • MySQL 5.0 or newer
  • MariaDB 5.0 or newer
  • Drizzle

Web browser

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

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