The lightest PHP database framework to accelerate development


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The Lightest PHP database framework to accelerate development

Main Features

  • Lightweight - 26KB around with only one file.

  • Easy - Extremely easy to learn and use, friendly construction.

  • Powerful - Support various common and complex SQL queries, data mapping, and prevent SQL injection.

  • Compatible - Support all SQL databases, including MySQL, MSSQL, SQLite, MariaDB, Sybase, Oracle, PostgreSQL and more.

  • Friendly - Work well with every PHP frameworks, like Laravel, Codeigniter, Yii, Slim, and framework which supports singleton extension.

  • Free - Under MIT license, you can use it anywhere if you want.


PHP 5.4+ and PDO extension installed

Get Started

Install via composer

Add Medoo to composer.json configuration file.

$ composer require catfan/Medoo

And update the composer

$ composer update
// If you installed via composer, just use this code to requrie autoloader on the top of your projects.
require 'vendor/autoload.php';

// Using Medoo namespace
use Medoo\Medoo;

// Initialize
$database = new Medoo([
    'database_type' => 'mysql',
    'database_name' => 'name',
    'server' => 'localhost',
    'username' => 'your_username',
    'password' => 'your_password',
    'charset' => 'utf8'

// Enjoy
$database->insert('account', [
    'user_name' => 'foo',
    'email' => '',
    'age' => 25,
    'lang' => ['en', 'fr', 'jp', 'cn']

Contribution Guides

For most of time, Medoo is using develop branch for adding feature and fixing bug, and the branch will be merged into master branch while releasing a public version. For contribution, submit your code to the develop branch, and start a pull request into it.

On develop branch, each commits are started with [fix], [feature] or [update] tag to indicate the change.

Keep it simple and keep it clear.


Medoo is under the MIT license.