In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configuration of Adminer on your Ubuntu 14.04 server. 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 through the step-by-step installation Adminer on Ubuntu 14.04.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 14.04, and any other Debian-based distribution.
- 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 Ubuntu 14.04
Step 1. First of all, make sure that all packages are up to date.
apt-get update apt-get upgrade
Step 2. Install the LAMP server and include some PHP extensions.
sudo apt-get install apache2 php5 php5-curl php5-cli php5-mysql php5-gd mysql-client mysql-server
Start LAMP service, enable to start on boot:
service mysql start service apache2 start
Step 3. Install Adminer for Ubuntu.
Adminer is now part of the standard Ubuntu repositories. This means that you can install it with apt-get.
sudo apt-get install adminer
Install Adminer manually, Download the latest stable version of Adminer, At the moment of writing this article it is version 4.2.1:
sudo mkdir /usr/share/adminer sudo wget "http://www.adminer.org/latest.php" -O /usr/share/adminer/latest.php sudo ln -s /usr/share/adminer/latest.php /usr/share/adminer/adminer.php echo "Alias /adminer.php /usr/share/adminer/adminer.php" | sudo tee /etc/apache2/conf-available/adminer.conf sudo a2enconf adminer.conf
Restart Apache for the changes to take effect using the following command:
service apache2 restart
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 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 Ubuntu 14.04 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Adminer website.