How To Install phpMyAdmin on CentOS 6


In this guide, we will cover how to install and configure phpMyAdmin on a CentOS 6. For those of you who didn’t know, phpMyAdmin is 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.

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:

After that, run the commands below to 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 with your network like below or enable phpMyAdmin access for everyone:

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

Step 5. Accessing phpMyAdmin.

Now open your browser and surf to http://youripaddress/phpmyadmin and your phpmyadmin will ask you for 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.

phpMyAdmin login page
phpMyAdmin login page

Congratulation’s! 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 to check the official phpMyAdmin web site.

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