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How To Install phpMyAdmin on CentOS 7

In this tutorial, we will go through the steps to installing and configuring phpMyAdmin in CentOS 7.

All commands – without sudo

yum update -y 
yum install epel-release -y 
yum install phpmyadmin -y 

All commands – with sudo

sudo yum update -y 
sudo yum install epel-release -y
sudo yum install phpmyadmin -y


phpMyAdmin is an open source tool for managing and interacting with MySQL databases. phpMyAdmin uses a web-based management interface which allows users to interact with databases through web browser. It allows us to manage database users and privileges, import and export databases, execute database queries and more.


Step 1. Update your system

Start by updating the system. You can use the below command.

yum update -y 

Step2. Add Repo

Since phpMyAdmin is not available in CentOS 7’s default repository, we need to add the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repo by executing the below command.

yum install epel-release -y 

Step 3. Install phpMyAdmin

After adding the repo, you can install phpMyAdmin using the yum package by typing the below command:

yum install phpmyadmin -y 

For phpMyAdmin to work properly, we need to make some changes to the configuration file. Open the configuration file using your text editor.

vi /etc/httpd/conf.d/phpMyAdmin.conf

By default the configuration is set up to access the connection only from localhost. In order to work remotely, you will need to specify the addresses in the configuration file.

Add your remote IP to the respective lines on the configuration as shown below.

Require ip your_ip_address
Allow from your_ip_address

Restart Apache to apply the modifications.

systemctl restart httpd

Now you can access phpMyAdmin using the URL below.

How To Install phpMyAdmin in CentOS 7

How To Install phpMyAdmin in CentOS 7

To login, use a valid username and password of a MariaDB user. You can the root user and MariaDB administrative pass to login by default. You can then access the administrative interface:

How To Install phpMyAdmin in CentOS 7

How To Install phpMyAdmin in CentOS 7


You’ve successfully installed phpMyAdmin on your CentOS 7 machine. Now you can manage your databases through a web interface. You can manage databases, users, and tables, perform various other MySQL queries and operations.

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