TYPO3 v8 has reached its end-of-life March 31st, 2020 and is not maintained by the community anymore. Looking for a stable version? Use the version switch on the top left.

There is no further ELTS support. It is recommended that you upgrade your project and use a supported version of TYPO3.


TYPO3 CMS relies on storing its data in a Relational database management system (RDBMS). The Doctrine dbal component is used to enable connecting to different database management systems. Most used is still MySQL, but thanks to Doctrine others like MariaDB, Postgres, Oracle and SQLServer are also an option.

During the install progress you can select the corresponding DBMS.


At the time of writing the installation process does not fully work for SQL Server, the connection settings have to be manually configured in that case.