In this tutorial, we will show you how to install phpMyAdmin on your Debian 10. For those of you who didn’t know, 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 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 phpMyAdmin on a Debian 10 (Buster) server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 10 (Buster).
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror 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 phpMyAdmin on Debian 10 Buster
Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal:
apt update apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing LAMP server.
If you don’t have a LAMP stack already installed on your server, you can follow our guide here.
Step 3. Installing phpMyAdmin on Debian 10.
Now install phpMyAdmin by typing the following command in the terminal:
sudo apt install phpmyadmin php-mbstring php-gettext
You will be asked for basic configuration for phpMyAdmin. First, you will need to select apache as a web server.
Step 4. Configure phpMyAdmin.
Apache configuration file will be created at
/etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf. If not created by default then please create it by typing the following:
sudo ln -s /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf /etc/apache2/conf-enabled/phpmyadmin.conf
Now enter the following:
sudo a2enconf phpmyadmin
After executing the above entries please type the following in the terminal to restart the Apache service:
sudo systemctl restart apache2
Step 4. 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.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed phpMyAdmin. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu Debian 10 Buster system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official phpMyAdmin website.