What Is the AWS SDK for PHP Version 3? - AWS SDK for PHP

What Is the AWS SDK for PHP Version 3?

The AWS SDK for PHP Version 3 enables PHP developers to use Amazon Web Services in their PHP code, and build robust applications and software using services like Amazon S3, Amazon DynamoDB, and S3 Glacier. You can get started in minutes by installing the SDK through Composer — by requiring the aws/aws-sdk-php package — or by downloading the standalone aws.zip or aws.phar file.

Not all services are immediately available in the SDK. To find out which services are currently supported by the AWS SDK for PHP, see Service Name and API Version.


If you’re migrating your code from using Version 2 of the SDK to Version 3, be sure to read Upgrading from Version 2 of the AWS SDK for PHP.

Get started with the SDK

If you’re ready to get hands-on with the SDK, follow the Get started chapter. It guides you through authentication with AWS, setting up your development environment, and creating your first basic application using Amazon S3.

Additional resources


API documentation

Find API documentation for the SDK at https://docs.aws.amazon.com/sdk-for-php/latest/reference/.

Maintenance and support for SDK major versions

For information about maintenance and support for SDK major versions and their underlying dependencies, see the following in the AWS SDKs and Tools Reference Guide: