# Drupal requirements

This page describes the minimum requirements that need to be honoured on any environment Drupal is set up on, locally or in the Cloud (e.g. development or production environments).

For local development and testing, if you choose to run a local server natively, the following requirements for PHP and database and web servers should be in place. If you work locally using Lando or DDEV, the containers will already have everything properly installed for you (that's the main reason why many of us prefer this approach).


We follow Drupal's PHP requirements (opens new window).

Drupal 10 uses Symfony 6, which requires PHP 8.1. Requiring PHP 8.1 helps Drupal provide a longer support lifetime for Drupal 10, as well as more stability and predictability in its dependency requirements.

Compatible PHP versions for various Drupal versions

# PHP extensions

You will also need to have certain PHP extensions enabled including:

  • PHP mbstring
  • PHP cURL
  • GD library
  • XML

You can find more information about Drupal's PHP extension requirements here (opens new window))

# A database server like MySQL

You can find detailed information about Drupal's database server requirements here (opens new window).

# A web server like Apache2

You can find more information about Drupal's web server requirements here (opens new window).