Here we list the technical requirements for installing and running Joomla.

The tables below are based on the latest release version of

For security reasons and features you are always advised to use the latest stable version of Joomla.

There are a number of web hosts who specialise in hosting Joomla web sites - in choosing your host ensure that they meet the following technical requirements for Joomla.

A good host will allow users to choose from a selection of PHP versions.

usingjoomla.com recommends SiteGround

J3Joomla 3 Requirements
Software Recommended
Version
Minimum
Version
PHP
8.0
(or newer)

5.3.10
Supported
Database
Recommended
Version
Minimum
Version

MySQL


5.5.3
(or newer)

5.1

SQL Server

(Microsoft Servers Database)

10.50.1600.1
(or newer)
10. 50. 1600. 1

PostgreSQL

(Linux Servers)

9.1
(or newer)
8.23.18
J3Joomla 3 Requirements
Supported
Web Servers
Recommended
Version
Minimum
Version
Apache
2.4
(or newer)

2.0
Nginx
1.8
(or newer)

1.0

Microsoft IIS

7 7
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J4Joomla 4 Requirements
Software Recommended
Version
Minimum
Version
PHP
8.0
(or newer)

7.2.5
Supported
Database
Recommended
Version
Minimum
Version
MySQL
5.6
(or newer)

5.6

SQL Server

(Microsoft Servers Database)

Not supported
by Joomla 4
Not supported
by Joomla 4

PostgreSQL

(Linux Servers)

11.0 +
(or newer)
11.0
J4Joomla 4 Requirements
Supported
Web Servers
Recommended
Version
Minimum
Version
Apache
2.4 +
(or newer)

2.4
Nginx
1.18 +
(or newer)

1.10

Microsoft IIS

10 + 10
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