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How to install phpmyadmin on linux

Posted by Rishikesh Vispute Categories: How to, Installation

How to install phpmyadmin on linux server ?

Ans :

phpMyAdmin is a free software tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the World Wide Web. phpMyAdmin supports a wide range of operations with MySQL. The most frequently used operations are supported by the user interface (managing databases, tables, fields, relations, indexes, users, permissions, etc), while you still have the ability to directly execute any SQL statement.

You can easily installed it on a plain Linux VPS Hosting or Dedicated server :

1. Download the latest version of phpMyAdmin from

2. Rename the TAR file for your convenience :
root@support [~]# mv phpMyAdmin* phpMyAdmin.tar.gz

3. Untar the package :
root@support [~]# tar xzf phpMyAdmin*

4. Move it to the appropriate place :
root@support [~]# mv phpMyAdmin /usr/share/

5. Configure phpMyAdmin :
root@support [~]# cd /usr/share/phpMyAdmin
root@support [/usr/share/phpmyadmin]# cp config.*.php
root@support [/usr/share/phpmyadmin]# vi

6. Locate the following lines within that file & make sure each they look like the below ones :

$cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_type'] = 'http';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['controluser'] = 'root';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['controlpass'] = 'mysql-root-pass';

7. Save the file.

8. Create the apache configuration file for phpMyAdmin :
root@support [/usr/share/phpmyadmin]# echo "alias /phpmyadmin /usr/share/phpMyAdmin" > /etc/httpd/conf.d/httpd.conf

9. Restart the http service :
root@support [~]# service httpd restart

10. You’re done

4 Responses so far.

  1. thil says:


    I have downloaded and installed phpMyAdmin as said above and when i try to execute http:///phpmyadmin/ in my browser am getting following error:


    You don’t have permission to access /phpmyadmin/ on this server.

    httpd.conf file has :

    alias /phpmyadmin /usr/share/phpMyAdmin

    Allow from all


    Pls advise.

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