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Database settings: $wgDBtype
Type of database.
Introduced in version:1.3.0
Removed in version:still in use
Allowed values:"mssql", "mysql", "oracle", "postgres", "sqlite"
Default value:"mysql"


Type of database.

  • "mssql" - MS-SQL
  • "mysql" - MySQL or MariaDB (Will default to the newer MySQLi driver if enabled on the server. Otherwise, falls back to the legacy MySQL driver.)
  • "oracle" - Oracle (added in version 1.5)
  • "postgres" - PostgreSQL (added in version 1.7)
  • "sqlite" - SQLite (added in version 1.13)

Note Note: Older versions may have used "pgsql" or "PostgreSQL" instead of "postgres". The documentation was updated to use "postgres" in 1.8.0, but the switch may have been made earlier.