Joomla 3.x Requirements

For Joomla 3+ to run, the hosting environment must meet the minimum requirements. You will have trouble with installation or upgrades if your hosting company does not offer the proper releases for PHP, MySQL and Apache. This holds true for those installing Joomla on a local computer with XAMPP, WAMP or LAMP.

SoftwareRecommendedMinimumMore information
PHP (Magic Quotes GPC off) 5.4 + 5.3.10 + http://www.php.net
Supported Databases:
MySQL (InnoDB support required) 5.1 + 5.1 + http://www.mysql.com
MSSQL 10.50.1600.1+ 10.50.1600.1+ http://www.microsoft.com/sql
PostgreSQL 8.3.18 + 8.3.18 + http://www.postgresql.org/
Supported Web Servers:
Apache
(with mod_mysql, mod_xml,
and mod_zlib)
2.x + 2.x + http://www.apache.org
Nginx 1.1 1.0 http://wiki.nginx.org/
Microsoft IIS 7 7 http://www.iis.net

 

To see the technical requirements for any Joomla installation, visit the joomla.org page: http://www.joomla.org/technical-requirements.html