How To Install Adminer on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Adminer on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Adminer on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Adminer (formerly PHPMyAdmin) is a full-featured database management tool written in PHP. Conversely to phpMyAdmin, it is a lightweight 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 the step-by-step installation of Adminer on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint or elementary OS.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A non-root sudo user or 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 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Install the LAMP stack.

A Ubuntu 20.04 LAMP server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here.

Step 3. Installing Adminer on Ubuntu 20.04.

Install Adminer by entering the following commands in the terminal:

sudo apt install adminer

Step 4. Configure Adminer.

Please note that apart from Apache PHP is required to run Adminer. To activate the Adminer app run any one of the following commands:

sudo a2enconf adminer.conf

The default config file is located at /etc/apache2/conf-enabled/adminer.conf:

cat /etc/apache2/conf-enabled/adminer.conf
### Adminer on Ubuntu 20.04 ###
Alias /adminer /etc/adminer
<Directory /etc/adminer>
	Require all granted
	DirectoryIndex conf.php

Restart Apache for the changes to take effect using the following command:

sudo systemctl reload apache2

Step 5. Accessing Adminer Web Interface.

That’s it access the Adminer interface at:

## or ###

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Adminer. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Adminer on your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Adminer website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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