In this tutorial, we will show you how to install phpMyAdmin on Linux Mint 20. 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 of phpMyAdmin on a Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
- 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, you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install phpMyAdmin on Linux Mint 20 Ulyana
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.
A Linux Mint LAMP server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here.
Step 3. Installing phpMyAdmin on Linux Mint 20.
Run the command below to install PhpMyAdmin:
sudo apt install phpmyadmin
When prompted to choose the web server, press ‘spacebar’ to select apache2 and an asterisk will appear next to it.
Press ‘Enter’ to continue. The installation will continue until prompted with a dialogue box asking you to agree to configure the database for PHPMyAdmin.
The next dialogue box is for confirming the password. Enter the same password and press ‘Enter’. The installation will continue to completion.
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.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed phpMyAdmin. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of phpMyAdmin on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official phpMyAdmin website.