As of PHP 5 this extension is enabled by default, so simply do not
disable it and it'll be available.
Do not use the PECL version of this extension, as it is
unmaintained. Always use the SQLite extension that comes with
the PHP sources even while compiling as shared. In this case
the sources are in php-src-dir/ext/sqlite
and the phpize
method of building applies.
Windows users must enable php_sqlite.dll inside
of php.ini in order to use these functions.
A DLL for this
PECL extension is currently unavailable. See also the
building on Windows
Windows builds must also enable PDO because as of PHP 5.1.0 it depends
on it. So, php.ini will end up with something like this:
On Linux or Unix operating systems, if you build PDO as a shared
extension, you must build SQLite as a shared extension using the
The PHP 5.0.x series of Windows builds enabled this extension by
default, where no DLL file is necessary.
SQLite 3 is supported through PDO SQLite.
Windows installation for unprivileged accounts
On Windows operating systems, unprivileged accounts don't have the
TMP environment variable set by default. This will
make sqlite create temporary files in the windows directory, which is
not desirable. So, you should set the TMP environment
variable for the web server or the user account the web server is
running under. If Apache is your web server, you can accomplish this via
a SetEnv directive in your httpd.conf file. For
If you are unable to establish this setting at the server
level, you can implement the setting in your script:
The setting must refer to a directory that the web server
has permission to create files in and subsequently write
to and delete the files it created.
Otherwise, you may receive the following error message:
malformed database schema -
unable to open a temporary database file for storing temporary tables