Note: this might be outdated as of 2018.
sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin
sudo ln -s /usr/share/phpmyadmin /var/www
Make sure MuSQLi is loaded as a module in PHP
sudo vi /etc/php/7.0/apache2/php.ini
Add this line to the bottom of the config (press the G key while in command mode)
Setup PhpMyAdmin password
With PHP 7 you cannot run any processes as root which is also applied to the MySQL root user. For security you should create your own PhpMyAdmin account
1. Connect to mysql
sudo mysql --user=root mysql
2. Create a user for phpMyAdmin
Run the following commands (replacing
some_pass by the desired password):
CREATE USER 'phpmyadmin'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'some_pass'; GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO 'phpmyadmin'@'localhost' WITH GRANT OPTION; FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
If your phpMyAdmin is connecting to localhost, this should be enough.
3. Optional: allow remote connections
If you want an user with same privileges + remote connection privileges (be aware of security concerns), additionally run:
CREATE USER 'phpmyadmin'@'%' IDENTIFIED BY 'some_pass'; GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO 'phpmyadmin'@'%' WITH GRANT OPTION; FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
4. Update phpMyAdmin
/etc/dbconfig-common/phpmyadmin.conf file updating user/password values in the following sections:
# dbc_dbuser: database user # the name of the user who we will use to connect to the database. dbc_dbuser='phpmyadmin' # dbc_dbpass: database user password # the password to use with the above username when connecting # to a database, if one is required dbc_dbpass='some_pass'