In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Adminer on CentOS 6. For those of you who didn’t know, Adminer is a database management tool written in PHP. It is similar to phpMyAdmin and it is developed to improve security, user experience, performance, etc. It is very lightweight and at the same time, it is very powerful. Adminer is available for MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, MS SQL, and Oracle.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple. I will show you the step-by-step installation Adminer on CentOS 6.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 6.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Adminer on CentOS 6
Step 1. First of all, make sure that all packages are up to date.
yum -y update
Step 2. Install the LAMP server and include some PHP extensions.
yum install mysql mysql-server httpd php-common php-xml php-gd unzip
Start service Apache web server and MySQL also enable it to start on boot of the server:
service httpd start service mysql start chkconfig httpd on chkconfig mysqld on
Step 3. Install Adminer.
Download the latest stable version of Adminer, At the moment of writing this article it is version 4.2.1:
cd /var/www/html/ wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/adminer/files/Adminer/Adminer%204.2.1/adminer-4.2.1.zip unzip adminer-4.2.1.zip cp -R adminer-4.2.1 /var/www/html/
Step 4. Accessing Adminer.
Adminer will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to
http://server-ip/adminer-4.2.1/adminer and complete the required steps to finish the installation. If you are using a firewall, please open port 80 to enable access to the control panel.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Adminer. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Adminer on CentOS 6 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Adminer website.