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Web-based PostgreSQL database browser written in Go.

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Pgweb is a web-based database browser for PostgreSQL, written in Go and works on OSX, Linux and Windows machines. Main idea behind using Go for backend development is to utilize ability of the compiler to produce zero-dependency binaries for multiple platforms. Pgweb was created as an attempt to build very simple and portable application to work with local or remote PostgreSQL databases.

See application screenshots


  • Cross-platform support OSX/Linux/Windows 32/64-bit
  • Simple installation (distributed as a single binary)
  • Zero dependencies
  • Works with PostgreSQL 9.1+
  • SSH Connections
  • Multiple database sessions
  • Simple database browser
  • Execute and analyze custom SQL queries
  • Table and query data export to CSV/JSON/XML
  • Query history
  • Server bookmarks

Visit WIKI for more details


Visit to see pgweb in action.


Precompiled binaries for supported operating systems are available.

More installation options


Start server:


You can also provide connection flags:

pgweb --host localhost --user myuser --db mydb

Connection URL scheme is also supported:

pgweb --url postgres://user:password@host:port/database?sslmode=[mode]

Multiple database sessions

To enable multiple database sessions in pgweb, start the server with:

pgweb --sessions

Or set environment variable:

SESSIONS=1 pgweb

Deploy on Heroku

Heroku Deploy


Before running tests, make sure you have PostgreSQL server running on localhost:5432 interface. Also, you must have postgres user that could create new databases in your local environment. Pgweb server should not be running at the same time.

Execute test suite:

make test

If you're using Docker locally, you might also run pgweb test suite against all supported PostgreSQL version with a single command:

make test-all


  • Fork this repository
  • Create a new feature branch for a new functionality or bugfix
  • Commit your changes
  • Execute test suite
  • Push your code and open a new pull request
  • Use issues for any questions
  • Check wiki for extra documentation

Premium Features

If you or your company would like to sponsor a custom feature, please let me know via email (see contact section). Custom features are developed exclusively for the client and not committed to the public repo.


Pgweb is free and open source software, there's no plan to make a business out of it. If you wish to support the development, you can send a donation of any size using the following platforms:

Any contribution is much appreciated.



The MIT License (MIT). See LICENSE file for more details.

Copyright (c) 2014-2018 Dan Sosedoff,

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