Welcome to the release of phpMyAdmin version 5.0.0. This release is
occurring simultaneously with version 4.9.3; except for users with old
PHP installations, version 5.0.0 is the recommended version.
This release includes many new features and improvements from the 4.9
series. We expect to maintain version 4 in a security capacity
to support users with older PHP installations. For full details about
supported versions and end of life dates, see the "Supported versions"
grid at <https://www.phpmyadmin.net/downloads/>.
With this release, we are removing support of old PHP versions (5.5,
5.6, 7.0, and HHVM). These versions are outdated and are no longer
supported by the PHP team.
Version 5.0 includes many coding improvements that modernize the
interface. Many of these changes are transparent to users, but make the
code easier to maintain.
Much of this refactoring work is completed by our contract developer,
Maurício Meneghini Fauth. We always consider applications for new (paid)
see <https://www.phpmyadmin.net/contractor/> for program details.
Some of the changes and new features include:
* Enable columns names by default for CSV exports
* Add Metro theme
* Automatically add the index when creating an auto increment column
* Improvements to exporting views
* Prompt the user for confirmation before running an UPDATE query with
no WHERE clause
* Improvements to how errors are show to the user (including allowing
easier copying of the error text to the clipboard)
* Added keystrokes to clear the line (ctrl+l) and clear the entire
console window (ctrl+u)
* Use charset 'windows-1252' when export format is MS Excel
There are several more changes, please refer to the ChangeLog file
included with the release for full details.
Due to changes in the MySQL authentication method, PHP versions prior to
7.4 are unable to authenticate to a MySQL 8.0 or newer server (our tests
show the problem actually began with MySQL 8.0.11). This relates to a
PHP bug https://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=76243. There is a workaround,
that is to set your user account to use the current-style password hash
method, mysql_native_password. This unfortunate lack of coordination has
caused the incompatibility to affect all PHP applications, not just
phpMyAdmin. For more details, you can see our bug tracker item at
https://github.com/phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin/issues/14220. We suggest
upgrading your PHP installation to take advantage of the authentication
Downloads are available now at https://phpmyadmin.net/downloads/
Our work would not be possible without the donations of our generous
sponsor, and this release in particular is brought to you thanks to the
hard work of our Google Summer of Code students and many other contributors.
The phpMyAdmin team
Welcome to phpMyAdmin 4.9.3, a routine bugfix release. This release is
occurring simultaneously with the release of phpMyAdmin 5.0.0, which is
our recommended version except for users with older PHP installations.
This is planned as the final bugfix release of phpMyAdmin version 4.
Version 4 works with PHP versions 5.5 through (at least) 7.4,
and MySQL versions 5.5 and newer (and the corresponding MariaDB
versions). Version 5 will require PHP 7.1 or newer, but
we plan to maintain security fixes for version 4 as part of our LTS
program. For end of life details and supported
versions, please see the "Supported versions" grid at
This release includes fixes for many bugs, including:
* Several PHP notices and warnings including "Undefined index
a notice about error_reporting() being disabled for security reasons,
and several Undefined Index errors.
* Support CloudFront-Forwarded-Proto header for Amazon CloudFront proxy
* Early compatibility with development versions of PHP 8
* Fix replication actions (start, stop, etc)
There are many, many more bug fixes thanks to the efforts of our
developers and other contributors.
For full details, you can see the ChangeLog file included with this release.
The phpMyAdmin team