The recommended MySQL version for Craft 5 is 8.0.17+, but it appears to work with 5.7.
How does this version (5.7) affect site construction and functionality?
We understand that as long as it is not recommended, its introduction should be avoided...

enter image description here

1 Answer 1


It's not that it’s not recommended, it’s not supported at all. https://craftcms.com/docs/5.x/requirements.html#minimum-system-specs

MySQL 5.7 doesn’t have many of the features that Craft 5 requires to operate successfully (specifically around native JSON column data types and support, but many other areas).

Would not recommend.

  • Ah,sorry, i misspoke, not recommended, but unsupported. The cp screen appeared to work fine, so the question was asked with the aim of checking what specific problems it could lead to. > native JSON column data types These are the parts I understand. Apr 17 at 3:41

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.