PhpMyAdmin is an open-source tool that allows you to manage and administer your MySQL databases through a web interface. It is a powerful tool that can simplify the management of your databases, making it easier to create, modify, and delete tables and data.

In this article, we will guide you through the process of installing PhpMyAdmin on your Linux server.

Step 1: Install LAMP stack

Before you can install PhpMyAdmin, you need to have a LAMP stack installed on your server. LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. If you haven’t already installed the LAMP stack, you can do so by following the instructions in our previous article.

Step 2: Install PhpMyAdmin

The next step is to install PhpMyAdmin. You can install PhpMyAdmin using the package manager of your Linux distribution. For example, on Ubuntu or Debian, you can install PhpMyAdmin using the following command:

sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin

During the installation, you will be prompted to configure the web server to use PhpMyAdmin. Choose the web server that you are using (Apache or Nginx) and press Enter. You will then be asked to enter a password for the PhpMyAdmin user.

Step 3: Configure web server

After the installation, you need to configure your web server to use PhpMyAdmin. If you are using Apache, you can do so by creating a symbolic link between the PhpMyAdmin directory and the web server’s document root. This can be done using the following command:

sudo ln -s /usr/share/phpmyadmin /var/www/html/phpmyadmin

If you are using Nginx, you need to create a new virtual host configuration file for PhpMyAdmin. You can do so by creating a new file in the /etc/nginx/conf.d/ directory and adding the following code:

server {
listen 80;
root /usr/share/phpmyadmin;
index index.php;
location / {
try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$args;
location ~ \.php$ {
include snippets/fastcgi-php.conf;
fastcgi_pass unix:/run/php/php7.4-fpm.sock;

Replace with your domain name and adjust the PHP version and socket path as needed.

Step 4: Restart web server

After making changes to your web server configuration, you need to restart the web server to apply the changes. You can do so using the following command:

sudo systemctl restart apache2


sudo systemctl restart nginx

depending on your web server.

Step 5: Access PhpMyAdmin

You can now access PhpMyAdmin by visiting in your web browser. If you installed PhpMyAdmin on your local machine, you can access it by visiting http://localhost/phpmyadmin.

You will be prompted to enter the PhpMyAdmin username and password that you set during the installation.


Installing PhpMyAdmin can be a useful addition to your LAMP stack, allowing you to manage your MySQL databases through a web interface. By following the steps in this article, you can install and configure PhpMyAdmin on your Linux server, giving you greater control over your databases.

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