1.1.1 2017-01-17 19:59 UTC


This library provides a high-level abstraction around the lower-level drivers for PHP and HHVM (i.e. the mongodb extension).

While the extension provides a limited API for executing commands, queries, and write operations, this library implements an API similar to that of the legacy PHP driver. It contains abstractions for client, database, and collection objects, and provides methods for CRUD operations and common commands (e.g. index and collection management).

If you are developing an application with MongoDB, you should consider using this library, or another high-level abstraction, instead of the extension alone.

For further information about the architecture of this library and the mongodb extension, see:



As a high-level abstraction for the driver, this library naturally requires that the mongodb extension be installed:

$ pecl install mongodb
$ echo "" >> `php --ini | grep "Loaded Configuration" | sed -e "s|.*:\s*||"`

The preferred method of installing this library is with Composer by running the following from your project root:

$ composer require mongodb/mongodb

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