How To Install phpMyAdmin on Nginx


In this tutorial we will show you how to install and configuration of phpMyaAdmin on Nginx web server on your CentOS 6 server. For those of you who didn’t know, phpMyaAdmin is the web based administration tool for managing the MySQL, MariaDB and Drizzle servers, it helps in performing databases activities such as creating, deleting ,querying , tables, columns, relations, indexes, users, permissions, etc. 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 and asume and that you already have Nginx installed on the system. You will also need php-fpm to have phpmyadmin working on Nginx.

Install phpMyAdmin on Nginx

Step 1. First add EPEL yum repository your system.

CentOS 6:

CentOS 7:

Step 2. Install phpMyAdmin using the following command.

Step 3. Configure nginx to serve phpMyAdmin.

In Nginx, virtual host file can be found in /etc/nginx/conf.d directory. Lets create file called “phpmyadmin.conf”.

Create required directory and enable Nginx virtual host for phpmyadmin.

Step 4. Restart the services.

Step 5. Finally, test phpMyAdmin.

Now open your browser and surf to http://youripaddress/phpMyAdmin and your phpmyadmin will ask you for user and password of your mysql installation, you can use root as user and the root mysql password, or any other mysql user/password.


Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed phpMyaAdmin with Nginx. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing phpMyaAdmin on Nginx web server on Linux system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official phpMyaAdmin web site.

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