In this tutorial we will show you how to install phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, phpMyAdmin is 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 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) server.
Install phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver
Step 1. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.
Step 2. Install LAMP (Linux, Apache, MariaDB and PHP) server.
A Ubuntu 18.04 LAMP server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here. Also install all required PHP modules:
Use this command to install phpmyadmin on Ubuntu 18.04:
Important, this step will ask you to select the web server 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 wont’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 user and password of your mysql installation such as on step 2, 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.
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed phpMyAdmin. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official phpMyAdmin web site.