How To Install MyWebSQL on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Install MyWebSQL on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MyWebSQL on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, MyWebSQL is a free and open-source web-based WYSIWYG client for managing the databases on your server. It provides a simple and intuitive interface with the look and feels of a desktop application. This PHP-based application offers rich features and plenty of tools for database management and it can work with MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQLite databases.

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 MyWebSQL on an Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) server.

MyWebSQL Features

  • Multiple Syntax highlighted SQL editors
  • WYSIWYG Table creator/editor
  • Quick Inplace multi-record editing
  • Desktop application look and feel
  • Excellent support for all major browsers
  • Zero configuration installation
  • Multilingual Interface with themes support
  • Supports MySQL 4 and 5, PostgreSQL 8 and 9, and SQLite databases
  • Import database script, export database, tables, or results to multiple formats


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 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 MyWebSQL on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver

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

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 2. Install LAMP (Linux, Apache, MariaDB, and PHP) server.

A Ubuntu 18.04 LAMP server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here. Also, install all required PHP modules:

apt-get install php7.1-cli php7.1-mbstring php7.1-gd php7.1-opcache php7.1-mysql php7.1-json php7.1-mcrypt php7.1-xml php7.1-curl

Step 3. Installing MyWebSQL on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

First, download a MyWebSQL package from the terminal using the wget command:


Unzip the archive file with to default web server document root directory:

unzip -d /var/www/html

Change ownership and permission of the as MyWebSQL CMS follows:

chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/mywebsql/
chmod -R 775 /var/www/html/mywebsql/

Then, You can now test and verify the installation by typing the following in your browser (using your own server IP address): http://your-IP-address/mywebsql/install.php.

Install MyWebSQL on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Step 4. Accessing MyWebSQL.

MyWebSQL will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to or http://your-server-ip/mywebsql and log in with your MariaDB root account. If you are using a firewall, please open port 80 to enable access to the control panel.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed MyWebSQL. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing MyWebSQL on your Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official MyWebSQL 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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