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Version: 5.0

Technical Requirements

All recommended versions are based on the latest released version of each series.

Requirements for Supported Software

Requirements for Joomla! 5.x

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PHP8.28.1.0Modules: json, simplexml, dom, gd, mysqlnd or pgsql
Databases
MySQL8.18.0.13
MariaDB11.1.010.4.0
PostgreSQL16.012.0
Web Servers
Apache 32.42.4
Nginx1.251.21
Microsoft IIS 41010

Requirements for Joomla! 4.x

SoftwareRecommended1Minimum2More Information
PHP8.27.2.5https://www.php.net
Databases
MySQL8.05.6https://www.mysql.com
PostgreSQL11.011.0https://www.postgresql.org/
(ext/pgsql support in PHP has been removed. Now uses the PostgreSQL PDO Driver)
Web Servers
Apache 32.42.4https://www.apache.org
Nginx1.181.10https://www.nginx.com/resources/wiki/
Microsoft IIS 4108https://www.iis.net

Requirements for older Versions

On this page you see only currently supported versions if you need the requirements for older Joomla Versions please select the old version in the version switcher in the top right corner. Requirements for versions 3 and lower are listed in the documentention for 4.4.

Footnotes

Footnotes

  1. In order to use SEO URLs, you will need to have the Apache mod_rewrite extension installed. 2

  2. This is the minimum version which is guaranteed to work, older versions may work but are not supported. 2

  3. We always recommend the latest version, the recommended version listed is the version which is known to work. 2

  4. For Microsoft IIS (depending on your setup) you may need the following: PHP, MySQL, Micorosoft URL Rewrite Module, FastCGI

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