You need PHP 5.2.0 or newer, with session support (see FAQ 1.31) , 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 method, 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 FAQ 2.9.
To support BLOB streaming, see PHP and MySQL requirements in FAQ 6.25.
MySQL 5.0 or newer (details);
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