phpBB3 has a few requirements which must be met before you are able to install and use it.
- A webserver or web hosting account running on any major Operating System with support for PHP
- A SQL database system, one of:
- MySQL 3.23 or above (MySQLi supported)
- PostgreSQL 7.x
- Firebird 1.5+/Interbase 7.1+
- MS SQL Server 2000 or above (directly or via ODBC)
- PHP 4.3.3 or above with support for the database you intend to use.
- These optional presence of the following modules within PHP will provide access to additional features, but they are not required.
- zlib Compression support
- Remote FTP support
- XML support
- Imagemagick support