MongoDB PHP Extension 1.8.0RC1 Released

The PHP team is happy to announce that version 1.8.0RC1 of the mongodb PHP extension is now available on PECL.

Release Highlights

This release adds additional validation of the directConnection URI option when specified via array options (i.e. second argument of the MongoDB\Driver\Manager constructor).

This release updates the bundled libbson and libmongoc libraries to 1.17.0-rc0.

As previously announced, this version drops compatibility with PHP 5.6 and requires PHP 7.0 or newer.

A complete list of resolved issues in this release may be found at: Release Notes - MongoDB Jira


Documentation is available on


We would appreciate any feedback you might have on the project:


You can either download and install the source manually, or you can install the extension with:

pecl install mongodb-1.8.0RC1

or update with:

pecl upgrade mongodb-1.8.0RC1

Windows binaries are available on PECL: