phpMyFAQ Manual

phpMyFAQ is a multilingual, completely database-driven FAQ system. It supports various databases to store all data, PHP 8.1+ is needed to access this data. phpMyFAQ also offers a multi-language Content Management System with a WYSIWYG editor and an Image Manager, real time search support with Elasticsearch, flexible multi-user support with user and group based permissions on categories and records, a wiki-like revision feature, a news system, user-tracking, 40+ supported languages, enhanced automatic content negotiation, HTML5/CSS3 based responsive templates with support for own text and HTML snippets, PDF-support, a backup-system, a dynamic sitemap, related FAQs, tagging, built-in spam protection systems, OpenLDAP, Microsoft Active Directory, and Microsoft Entra ID support, and an easy-to-use installation script. You can run phpMyFAQ on almost every web hosting provider or in the cloud in a Docker container.

This documentation should help you with installing, updating, using and administrating phpMyFAQ.

phpMyFAQ is published under the Mozilla Public License Version 2.0 (MPL). This license guarantees you the free usage of phpMyFAQ, access to the source code and the right to modify and distribute phpMyFAQ.

The only restrictions apply to the copyright, which remains at all times at Thorsten Rinne and the phpMyFAQ Team. Any modified versions of phpMyFAQ will also fall under the terms of MPL. Any other program that may only be accessing certain functions of phpMyFAQ is not affected by these restrictions and may be distributed under any type of license.

A commercial usage or commercial distribution of phpMyFAQ is allowed, as long as the conditions mentioned above are met.

We decided to use MPL as the licensing model for phpMyFAQ because we feel that it is a good compromise between the protection of the openness and free distribution on the one hand and the interaction with other software regardless of its licensing model. When compared to other licensing models its text is short and easily comprehensible, even for newcomers.

This documentation is licensed under a Creative Commons License.


If you should run into any problems using phpMyFAQ check out our support forums at You can also use our BlueSky account to ask us short question. There is no free support by phone or email, please refrain from calling or mailing us.

The phpMyFAQ team offers the following paid services:

  • Customizing
  • Support

If you're interested, just take a look at our support page.