In this tutorial, we will show you how to install phpMyAdmin on your Debian 9 server. 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 through the step by step installation phpMyAdmin on a Debian 9 (Stretch) server.
Install phpMyAdmin on Debian 9 Stretch
Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal:
apt-get update apt-get upgrade
Step 2. Installing the 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 9 (Stretch).
To installing phpMyAdmin quickly on Debian 9 by running the following command:
apt-get install phpmyadmin
Important, this step will ask you to select the webserver where the application would be installed, it is mandatory that you select with the spacebar “Apache” Server or your designate, not doing this will cause the files won’t be copied correctly and then can not find the installed application.
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 9 Stretch system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official phpMyAdmin website.