How To Install phpMyAdmin on Linux Mint 20

Install phpMyAdmin on Linux Mint 20

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 through the step by step installation of phpMyAdmin on a Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).

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.

Install phpMyAdmin on Linux Mint 20

Press ‘Enter’ to continue. The installation will continue until prompted with a dialogue box asking you to agree to configure the database for PHPMyAdmin.

Install phpMyAdmin on Linux Mint 20

The next dialogue box is for confirming the password. Enter the same password and press ‘Enter. The installation will continue to completion.

Install phpMyAdmin on Linux Mint 20

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 20 Ulyana

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.

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