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What is phpLiteAdmin?

phpLiteAdmin is a web-based SQLite database admin tool written in PHP with support for SQLite3 and SQLite2. Following in the spirit of the flat-file system used by SQLite, phpLiteAdmin consists of a single source file, phpliteadmin.php, that is dropped into a directory on a server and then visited in a browser. There is no installation required. The available operations, feature set, interface, and user experience is comparable to that of phpMyAdmin.


05.09.2019: phpLiteAdmin released Download now

03.09.2019: phpLiteAdmin released Download now

30.08.2019: phpLiteAdmin 1.9.8 released Download now

17.08.2017: Security alert: phpLiteAdmin 1.9.8-dev (stable versions not affected)

14.12.2016: Just released phpLiteAdmin as 1.9.7 was built incorrectly Download now

13.12.2016: Just released phpLiteAdmin 1.9.7! Download now

05.07.2015: Just released phpLiteAdmin 1.9.6! Download now


  • Lightweight - consists of a single 200KB source file for portability
  • Supports SQLite3 and SQLite2 databases
  • Translated and available in 15 languages - and counting
  • Specify and manage an unlimited number of databases
  • Specify a directory and optionally its subdirectories to scan for databases
  • Create and delete databases
  • Add, delete, rename, empty, and drop tables
  • Browse, add, edit, and delete records
  • Add, delete, and edit table columns
  • Manage table indexes
  • Manage table triggers
  • Import and export tables, structure, indexes, and data (SQL, CSV)
  • View data as bar, pie, and line charts
  • Graphical search tool to find records based on specified field values
  • Create and run your own custom SQL queries in the free-form query editor/builder
  • Easily apply core SQLite functions to column values using the GUI
  • Write your own PHP functions to be available to apply to column values
  • Design your own theme using CSS or install a pre-made theme from the community
  • All presented in an intuitive, easy-to-use GUI that allows non-technical, SQL-illiterate users to fully manage databases
  • Allows multiple installations on the same server, each with a different password
  • Secure password-protected interface with login screen and cookies


A live demo of phpLiteAdmin can be found here:


  • a server with PHP >= 5.2.4 installed
  • at least one PHP SQLite library extension installed and enabled: PDO, SQLite3, or SQLiteDatabase

PHP version 5.3.0 and greater usually comes with the SQLite3 extension installed and enabled by default so no custom action is necessary.


The files in the source repositories are meant for development, not for use in production.

You can find the latest downloads here:




NEW as of 1.9.4: You can now configure phpLiteAdmin in an external file. If you want to do this:

  • rename phpliteadmin.config.sample.php into phpliteadmin.config.php
  • do not change the settings in phpliteadmin.php but in phpliteadmin.config.php

See for details.

  1. Open phpliteadmin.config.php (or phpliteadmin.php before 1.9.4) in a text editor.

  2. If you want to have a directory scanned for your databases instead of listing them manually, specify the directory as the value of the $directory variable and skip to step 4.

  3. If you want to specify your databases manually, set the value of the $directory variable as false and modify the $databases array to hold the databases you would like to manage.

-   The path field is the file path of the database relative to where
    `phpliteadmin.php` will be located on the server. For example, if
    `phpliteadmin.php` is located at "databases/manager/phpliteadmin.php" and
    you want to manage "databases/yourdatabase.sqlite", the path value
    would be "../yourdatabase.sqlite".
-   The name field is the human-friendly way of referencing the database
    within the application. It can be anything you want.
  1. Modify the $password variable to be the password used for gaining access to the phpLiteAdmin tool.

  2. If you want to have multiple installations of phpLiteAdmin on the same server, change the $cookie_name variable to be unique for each installation (optional).

  3. Save and upload phpliteadmin.php to your web server.

  4. Open a web browser and navigate to the uploaded phpliteadmin.php file. You will be prompted to enter a password. Use the same password you set in step 4.

Code Repository and pull requests

The code repository is available both on bitbucket and github:



You are welcome to fork the project and send us pull requests on any of these platforms.

Installing a theme

  1. Download the themes package from the project Downloads page.

  2. Unzip the file and choose your desired theme.

  3. Upload phpliteadmin.css from the theme's directory alongside phpliteadmin.php.

  4. Your theme will automatically override the default.

Getting help

The project's wiki provides information on how to do certain things and is located at . In addition, the project's discussion group is located at .

Reporting errors and bugs

If you find any issues while using the tool, please report them at .


This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see <>.


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