Pydio Requirements

WARNING This documentation is for Pydio 8 (PHP). Time to move to Pydio Cells!

Core Installation

LAMP stack or equivalent

Web Server

The webserver software can be the one of your choice : Pydio is known to be running on Apache, Nginx, Lighttpd or IIS on Windows. Being the more wide-spread and tested in many different configurations, Apache is recommended for a production environment if you are not already familiar with other software. Please note that we do not support Apache on Windows.


Pydio can run on three types of databases : MySQL/MariaDB, PostgreSQL or Sqlite. The latter is not recommended for production environment but can be useful for testing or quick simple deployments.


Pydio Enterprise Distribution requires PHP 5.6 or later. Recommended version is PHP 7.0, particularly on Windows as there is now an official 64bit build.

The following PHP extensions are required as well for the core pydio installation:

  • Mbstring, gd, dom-xml, intl
  • Mysql, PostgreSQL or Sqlite php extension for connecting to the database
  • OpenSSL or Mcrypt. The latter will be deprecated in next versions of PHP so you should prefer using Open SSL.
  • Opcache or equivalent Opcode Caching extension
  • [ED] IonCube Loaders must be installed configured as a zend_extension in your php.ini. Please see to pick the right version for your OS / PHP Version.

Additional Recommended setup:

  • A working Command Line PHP (CLI) runnable by webserver will allow Pydio to launch commands in background and make the user experience more fluid.
  • PHP APC/APCu extension or an additional Redis Server will allow Pydio to cache many data in-memory and greatly boost the performances as well.

Some plugins may require additional extensions / libraries to be available on the server (see below).


It is highly recommended to server the Pydio software using the HTTPS protocol to make sure that all communications between server and client are encrypted. If you do not own already an SSL Certificate for your domain, you can check the Let's Encrypt tools to easily secure your server.

Pydio thus requires port 443 to be open (or 80 if you still want to run on HTTP). To be able to use the web-socket feature provided by Pydio Booster, you must also allow another port, by default 8090/TCP. You can change this port number in the configuration.


This may highly vary, depending your number of users and volume of documents. The application is running on many shared hosting where you are generally allocated few memory and virtual cores, as well as embedded devices like NAS with few CPU, but if possible, it is always recommended to oversize the CPU and memory to provide the best user experience.

Thus, if you can provide a dedicated server, starting with a 2GHz dual-core with 2Go of RAM should be more than enough for basic needs (up to 100 users). Uploads are known to be long and CPU-consuming, thus if you know that your users will frequently require big files uploads, you should size the CPU accordingly.

Other Plugins Requirements

Many plugins have their own dependencies to external libraries, either as a PHP Extension, and PEAR library, or a given utility that must be installed on the server and accessible via command line. In the later case, there are generally common tools that can be installed directly on Linux distribution using the package manager (apt / yum), but their Windows version generally exists and as been tested successfully as well.

Name Identifier PHP Extension External (PEAR or command line)
Email Viewer editor.eml Mail_mimeDecode
SFTP Driver access.sftp ssh2
Samba Driver access.smb smbclient via command line
Office Docs editor.zoho openssl
PDF Viewer editor.imagick Imagick via command line
Exif extractor meta.exif exif
Git meta.git git via command line
Mailbox access.mailbox imap
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