In this tutorial we will show you how to install Adminer on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Adminer (formerly phpMinAdmin) is a full-featured database management tool written in PHP. Conversely to phpMyAdmin, it is a light weight application with these priorities in order: security, user experience, performance, feature set and size.
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 and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation Adminer on Ubuntu 18.04 server.
Install Adminer on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Step 1. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt commands in the terminal.
A Ubuntu 18.04 LAMP server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here.
Step 4. Configuring MariaDB for Adminer.
By default, MariaDB is not hardened. You can secure MariaDB using the mysql_secure_installation script. you should read and below each steps carefully which will set root password, remove anonymous users, disallow remote root login, and remove the test database and access to secure MariaDB:
Configure it like this:
Next we will need to log in to the MariaDB console and create a database for the Adminer. Run the following command:
This will prompt you for a password, so enter your MariaDB root password and hit Enter. Once you are logged in to your database server you need to create a database for Adminer installation:
We download the latest Adminer into our Apache web servers root folder:
echo"Alias /adminer.php /usr/share/adminer/adminer.php"|sudotee/etc/apache2/conf-available/adminer.conf
Restart Apache for the changes to take effect using the following command:
Adminer will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to http://your-domain.com/adminer or http://server-ip-address/adminer.
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Adminer. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Adminer on your Ubuntu 18.04 LTS system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Adminer website.