Below you find some additional notes regarding the PHP requirements for Drupal. Individual modules may have specific requirements and configurations needed, please double check module documentation as well. Within the Drupal interface, it is highly recommended that caching be enabled under admin/config/development/performance. This will help increase the performance of your Drupal installation and the end user experience. For more details see Caching to improve performance.

PHP from different sources

Drupal is designed to work with PHP as distributed on Every effort is made to make it work with PHP versions from other sources but this is only done on a best effort basis. In particular, suhosin is known to break certain features and some operating systems move core components into other packages.

File and Folder Permissions

Requirements for using TMGMT

Requirements for tmgmt

Translation Management Tool was built for Drupal 7 only. There will be no back port.

This suite of modules is intended to work as a supplement for translation system of Drupal. It does not replace any of the modules that manage multiligual content. But it does provide mechanisms to created the content and to store it in the appropirate places.

To use Translation Management Tool you need to install and activate the following modules:

System requirements

Note: this page should not be edited without first discussing the changes in a Drupal Core issue as the requirements for each version of Drupal are decided upon by the Drupal Core developers.

To install and run Drupal your web server must meet certain minimum requirements. Most web hosting companies meet these requirements. However, a few stand out by also actively supporting the Drupal community. If you need hosting, consider selecting one of these web hosts.

Disk space

A minimum installation requires 15 Megabytes. 60 MB is needed for a website with many contributed modules and themes installed. Keep in mind you need much more for the database, files uploaded by the users, media, backups and other files.

Web server

Apache, Nginx, or Microsoft IIS
More details about web server requirements.


Drupal 6: MySQL 4.1 or higher, PostgreSQL 7.1,
Drupal 7: MySQL 5.0.15 or higher with PDO, PostgreSQL 8.3 or higher with PDO, SQLite 3.3.7 or higher
Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle are supported by additional modules.
More details about database requirements.


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