How To Install phpMyAdmin on CentOS 6

Install phpMyAdmin on CentOS 6

In this guide, we will cover how to install and configure phpMyAdmin on CentOS 6. For those of you who didn’t know, phpMyAdmin is a web-based client written in PHP for managing MySQL and MariaDB databases. It provides a user-friendly web interface to access and manage your databases. To ease usage to a wide range of people, phpMyAdmin is being translated into 72 languages and supports both LTR and RTL languages.

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 phpMyAdmin in CentOS 6 server.

Install phpMyAdmin on CentOS 6

Step 1. First of all, make sure that all packages are up to date.

yum - update

Step 2. Install LAMP server.

A CentOS 6 LAMP server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here.

Step 3. Install phpMyAdmin on CentOS 6.

To install phpMyAdmin quickly on CentOS 6, we are going to install the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repo first by running the following command:

## RHEL/CentOS 6 64-Bit ##
# wget http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
# rpm -ivh epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm

## RHEL/CentOS 6 32-Bit ##
# wget http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/i386/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
# rpm -ivh epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm

After that, run the commands below to install phpMyAdmin:

yum -y update
yum install phpmyadmin

Step 4. Configure phpMyAdmin.

phpMyAdmin by default allowed to access from localhost only. If you want to make it accessible from remote computers edit /etc/httpd/conf.d/phpMyAdmin.conf and update all 127.0.0.1 with your network like below or enable phpMyAdmin access for everyone:

Alias /phpMyAdmin /usr/share/phpMyAdmin
Alias /phpmyadmin /usr/share/phpMyAdmin

## Comment below section to allow everyone 
<Directory /usr/share/phpMyAdmin/>
    <IfModule !mod_authz_core.c>
     Order Deny,Allow
     Deny from All
     Allow from 192.168.1.0/24
     Allow from ::1
   </IfModule>
</Directory>

<Directory /usr/share/phpMyAdmin/libraries/>
    Order Deny,Allow
    Deny from All
    Allow from None
</Directory>

<Directory /usr/share/phpMyAdmin/setup/lib/>
    Order Deny,Allow
    Deny from All
    Allow from None
</Directory>

<Directory /usr/share/phpMyAdmin/setup/frames/>
    Order Deny,Allow
    Deny from All
    Allow from None
</Directory>

Now, we can restart Apache so that the changes take place:

service httpd restart

Step 5. Accessing phpMyAdmin.

Now open your browser and surf to http://your-ip-address/phpmyadmin and your PHPMyAdmin will ask you for the user and password of your MySQL installation, you can use root as user and the root MySQL password, or any other MySQL user/password. If you are using a firewall, please open port 80 to enable access to the control panel.

Install phpMyAdmin on CentOS 6
phpMyAdmin login page

Congratulations! You have successfully installed phpMyAdmin. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing phpMyAdmin on CentOS 6 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official phpMyAdmin website.

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