How to Install Latest phpMyAdmin 4.x on Elementary OS 32-64bit Linux Easy Guide

December 11, 2014 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

phpMyAdmin Quick Start for Elementary OS

You are Welcome! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install and Getting-Started with the Latest Phpmyadmin 4.x for MySQL Administration Elementary OS i386/amd64 Linux Desktop.

phpMyAdmin is a Free Software Tool written in PHP that supports a wide range of operations on MySQL, MariaDB and Drizzle.

phpMyAdmin is able of Managing Databases, Tables, Columns, Relations, Indexes, Users Permissions and Executing Any SQL via the User GUI.

Installing PhpMyAdmin on Elementary OS - Featured
  1. Open a Command Line Console Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Phpmyadmin Quick Start Elementary OS - Featured
  2. Download Latest Phpmyadmin 4.x for Linux:

    Phpmyadmin 4.x tar.gz Linux
  3. Double-Click on Archive Extract into /tmp

    phpMyAdmin Quick Start on Elementary OS - Archive Extraction

    Or from Command Line:

    tar xvzf $HOME/Downloads/phpMyAdmin*.tar.gz -C /tmp/
  4. Relocate Phpmyadmin Folder

    sudo su

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo

    chown -R www-data:www-data /tmp/phpMyAdmin*

    If the PHP User is different then adapt the above Command Consequently…

    mv /tmp/phpMyAdmin* /var/www/html/phpmyadmin
  5. Create a “config” Directory

    cd /var/www/html/phpmyadmin
    mkdir config
    chown www-data:www-data config
    chmod o+rw config
  6. Make a Config Script or Run Phpmyadmin Setup.

    mv & exit

    Then Run Phpmyadmin Setup
    Point Your Browser to:


    Add a New Server:
    Phpmyadmin Quick Start Elementary OS - Add New Server
    Set at Least the Authentication Password:
    Phpmyadmin Quick Start Elementary OS - Setting Up the Authentication Password
    Apply the MySQL Server Configuration!
    Phpmyadmin Quick Start Elementary OS - Configured MySQL Server

  7. Login into Phpmyadmin Backend to Admin MySQL Databases.

    Point Your Browser to:


    Phpmyadmin Quick Start Elementary OS - Login
    Then You are Able to Manage Create/Edit/Delete the MySQL Databases on Elementary OS System :)

    Phpmyadmin Quick Start Elementary OS - PhpMyAdmin MySQL Manager Backend

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