How to Install phpMyAdmin on Debian 10

Install phpMyAdmin on Debian 10

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure phpMyAdmin on Debian 10. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

phpMyAdmin is an open-source, web-based administration tool for managing the MySQL and MariaDB database. It is written in PHP and is one of the most popular database administration tools used by web hosting companies to enable novice system administrators to carry out database activities.

Install phpMyAdmin on Debian

Step 1. The first command will update the package lists to ensure you get the latest version and dependencies.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Install LAMP stack on Debian.

It is assumed that you have already installed LAMP stack on Debian 10. If not, please check out the following tutorial.

Step 3. Install phpMyAdmin.

Now install phpMyAdmin by typing following command in the terminal:

sudo apt install phpmyadmin php-mbstring php-gettext

First, you will need to select apache as web server. Select Apache and click OK.

Install phpMyAdmin on Debian 10

Now enter the following command to enable php-mbstring extension:

sudo phpenmod php-mbstring

Restart apache2 using following command:

sudo systemctl restart apache2

Step 4. Configure phpMyAdmin.

Apache configuration file will be created at /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf. You can edit configuration file:

sudo ln -s /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf /etc/apache2/conf-enabled/phpmyadmin.conf
sudo a2enconf phpmyadmin

Then, restart Apache service:

sudo systemctl restart apache2

Step 5. Create Database User.

First, open MySQL shell by typing following command:

sudo mysql

Create a new user by typing following command:

CREATE USER 'user_name'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';

Now you can login with created users credentials and access phpMyAdmin:


Congratulation, you have learned how to install and configure phpMyAdmin on Debian 10 Buster. If you have any question, please leave a comment below.