phpMyAdmin Lifecycle: End Of Life And Support Status

Last updated on January 26, 2024

phpMyAdmin is a free PHP software that is designed to manage MySQL administration remotely. Many MySQL and MariaDB operations are supported by this software.

You can execute any SQL command directly and manage commonly used actions, like databases, tables, columns, relations, indexes, users, permissions, etc. with phpMyAdmin.

Support status guide

End of life (EOL) is the end of a product’s useful life. When a product reaches the end of its life cycle, the manufacturer no longer supports it. The following table explains the different phases of a product’s lifecycle. Testing status is when the product is initially released and EOL is when product support is no longer offered. The time between these two points is the support timeframe.

Testing

The software is not yet publicly available. It is in testing phase i.e., alpha, beta, release preview etc.

Active

The software is actively supported by the vendor.

Phasing Out

The software will soon reach its end of life. You need to look for upgrade or migration options. The software will automatically go into phasing out status 2 months before end of life.

End Of Life

The software is no longer supported by the vendor. You need to make sure your system and environment are safe.

Version

Released

Active Support

Security Support

phpMyAdmin 5.2
1 year and 9 months ago
(11 May 2022)
Supported
Supported
phpMyAdmin 5.1
3 years and 4 days ago
(24 February 2021)
Ended 1 year and 9 months ago
(11 May 2022)
Ended 1 year and 9 months ago
(11 May 2022)
phpMyAdmin 5.0
4 years and 2 months ago
(26 December 2019)
Ended 3 years and 4 days ago
(24 February 2021)
Ended 3 years and 4 days ago
(24 February 2021)
phpMyAdmin 4.9 (LTS)
4 years and 8 months ago
(4 June 2019)
Ended 4 years and 1 month ago
(31 December 2019)
Supported
phpMyAdmin 4.8
5 years and 10 months ago
(7 April 2018)
Ended 4 years and 8 months ago
(4 June 2019)
Ended 4 years and 8 months ago
(4 June 2019)
phpMyAdmin 4.7
6 years and 10 months ago
(29 March 2017)
Ended 5 years and 10 months ago
(7 April 2018)
Ended 5 years and 10 months ago
(7 April 2018)
phpMyAdmin 4.6
7 years and 11 months ago
(17 March 2016)
Ended 6 years and 10 months ago
(1 April 2017)
Ended 6 years and 10 months ago
(1 April 2017)
phpMyAdmin 4.5
8 years and 5 months ago
(23 September 2015)
Ended 7 years and 10 months ago
(1 April 2016)
Ended 7 years and 10 months ago
(1 April 2016)
phpMyAdmin 4.4
8 years and 10 months ago
(1 April 2015)
Ended 7 years and 4 months ago
(1 October 2016)
Ended 7 years and 4 months ago
(1 October 2016)
phpMyAdmin 4.3
9 years and 2 months ago
(5 December 2014)
Ended 8 years and 4 months ago
(1 October 2015)
Ended 8 years and 4 months ago
(1 October 2015)
phpMyAdmin 4.2
9 years and 9 months ago
(8 May 2014)
Ended 8 years and 7 months ago
(1 July 2015)
Ended 8 years and 7 months ago
(1 July 2015)
phpMyAdmin 4.1
10 years and 2 months ago
(11 December 2013)
Ended 9 years and 1 month ago
(1 January 2015)
Ended 9 years and 1 month ago
(1 January 2015)
phpMyAdmin 4.0 (LTS)
10 years and 9 months ago
(3 May 2013)
Ended 10 years and 1 month ago
(31 December 2013)
Ended 6 years and 10 months ago
(1 April 2017)

The updates for phpMyAdmin have no fixed cadence. Normally, there are 2 updates per annum, but that can also change. Moreover, the end of support dates are often not announced and are disclosed as “To Be Decided (TBD)”. The LTS releases are supported for longer durations, but the duration is unspecified.

That said, only the latest version is supported at any given time. The latest LTS release may be an exception.

That said, a specific version of phpMyAdmin only supports specific versions of databases, which the following table illustrates:

 

phpMyAdmin Version PHP Version MySQL/MariaDB Version

5.2

>=7.2 >=5.5
5.0 – 5.1 >=7.1 >=5.5
4.9 >=5.5, <=7.4 >=5.5
4.8 >=5.5, <=7.2 >=5.5
4.6 – 4.7 >=5.5, <=7.1 >=5.5
4.5 >=5.5, <=7.0 >=5.5
4.4 >=5.3, <=7.0 >=5.5
4.1 – 4.3 >=5.3, <=5.6 >=5.5
4.0 >=5.2, <=5.4 >=5

To learn more about the support lifecycle for phpMyAdmin, refer to the support documentation.