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The lightweight PHP database framework to accelerate development

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The lightweight PHP database framework to accelerate development


  • Lightweight - Less than 100 KB, portable with only one file

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

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

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

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

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


PHP 5.4+ and PDO extension installed, recommend PHP 7.0+

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 require 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' ]);

// Enjoy $database->insert('account', [ 'user_name' => 'foo', 'email' => '[email protected]' ]);

$data = $database->select('account', [ 'user_name', 'email' ], [ 'user_id' => 50 ]);

echo json_encode($data);

// [ // { // "user_name" : "foo", // "email" : "[email protected]", // } // ]

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

tag to indicate the change.

Keep it simple and keep it clear.


Medoo is under the MIT license.


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