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How To Install phpMyAdmin on Linux Mint 19

Install phpMyAdmin on Linux Mint 19

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install phpMyAdmin on Linux Mint 19. For those of you who didn’t know, phpMyAdmin is a web interface-based database management tool for MySQL. Using phpMyAdmin users can interact with MySQL easily. phpMyAdmin provides the most useful functions to interact with the MySQL database.

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 Linux Mint 19 (Tricia) server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 19 (Tricia).
  • 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).
  • 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 phpMyAdmin on Linux Mint 19

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update

Step 2. Installing a LAMP server.

Before installing phpMyAdmin, you must have LAMP Stack installed on the server. If you don’t have a LAMP already installed on your server, you can follow our guide here.

Step 3. Installing phpMyAdmin on Linux Mint 19.

Now install phpMyAdmin by typing the following command in the terminal:

sudo apt install phpmyadmin php-mbstring php-gettext

You need to enable php-mbstring extension:

sudo phpenmod mbstring

Restart Apache to reload all the changes done:

sudo systemctl restart apache2

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. You can edit the configuration by using your nano text editor:

sudo ln -s /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf /etc/apache2/conf-available/phpmyadmin.conf

Now enter the following:

sudo a2enconf phpmyadmin
sudo systemctl restart apache2

Step 4. Accessing phpMyAdmin.

Finally, 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.

Install phpMyAdmin on Linux Mint 19

Congratulations! You have successfully installed phpMyAdmin. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing phpMyAdmin in Linux Mint 19 Tricia systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official phpMyAdmin 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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