Fix - PHPMyAdmin Error You should upgrade to MySQL 5.5.0 or later

Problem statement

Recently we upgraded phpMyAdmin version from to in our customer's Windows VPS. Right after the upgrade, we noticed that phpMyAdmin login screen is no longer appeared and threw an error shown in following screen capture.

phpMyAdmin Error

Error message

PHPMyAdmin -  Error

You should upgrade to MySQL 5.5.0 or later.


The customer was running phpMyAdmin version which is compatible with PHP 5.2 and MySQL 5 only. To run the current version of phpMyAdmin, the server must have PHP 5.5 to 7.0 and MySQL 5.5. We performed following steps to fix this issue.

  1. Navigate to installation path of phpMyAdmin upto file

    For Windows server - C:\inetpub\wwwroot\phpMyAdmin\libraries\
    For Linux server - /usr/share/phpMyAdmin/libraries/
  2. Edit file with an editor and comment out following code block.

    if (PMA_MYSQL_INT_VERSION < $cfg['MysqlMinVersion']['internal']) {
    __('You should upgrade to %s %s or later.'),
    array('MySQL', $cfg['MysqlMinVersion']['human'])
  3. Save the file and access phpMyAdmin website.

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