PHP Migrations

Open-source PHP projects categorized as Migrations | Edit details

Top 8 PHP Migration Projects

  • GitHub repo Phinx

    PHP Database Migrations for Everyone

    Project mention: I would like to have access to the final array in the initial static class | | 2021-09-07

    I would also opt for an explicit build call. Also, if you decide it is not worth writing, you could try Phinx (, which does migrations very similar to Laravel's. That way you don't have to re-invent the wheel.

  • GitHub repo Doctrine Migrations

    Doctrine Database Migrations Library

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  • GitHub repo PHPMig

    Simple migrations system for php

  • GitHub repo Ruckusing

    Database migrations for PHP ala ActiveRecord Migrations with support for MySQL, Postgres, SQLite

  • GitHub repo request-migrations

    HTTP Request Migrations for API Versioning like Stripe

    Project mention: API versioning has no “right way” (2017) | | 2021-04-26

    The key to doing migrations on the request is having the migrations live in single classes/files. It makes it very clean to have the app migrate from version 3 to version 12 with the 9 or so classes handing the response from one to the other.

    I made a package a few years ago in PHP/Laravel that focuses on this:

  • GitHub repo phoenix

    Framework agnostic database migrations for PHP. (by lulco)

  • GitHub repo Migrations

    php 5.3 Migration Manager (by icomefromthenet)

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  • GitHub repo laravel-data-migrations

    An extension to allow you to separate data migrations from structure migrations

    Project mention: How to load default production data | | 2021-06-23

    In addition to everything that has been said already, there is a little helper package that you might find handy:

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2021-09-07.


What are some of the best open-source Migration projects in PHP? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 Phinx 4,200
2 Doctrine Migrations 4,105
3 PHPMig 543
4 Ruckusing 502
5 request-migrations 163
6 phoenix 109
7 Migrations 37
8 laravel-data-migrations 17
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