I've installed phpmyadmin sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin. Of course, I have also mysql and a web server running properly.

Now how can I reach it?

  • It depends on what web server you're using and how you set it up? – karthick87 Dec 28 '10 at 17:23
  • Read phpMyAdmin from ubuntu documentation – Darshana Sep 13 '14 at 6:44

Did you try http://localhost/phpmyadmin?

Edit: Do this first

sudo -H gedit /etc/apache2/apache2.conf

add this line somewhere

Include /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf

and finally restart apache.

sudo service apache2 restart
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  • yes. And it doesn't work. "localhost" is working properly, since it display me the standard web page of the server. – mcastel Dec 28 '10 at 16:41
  • Worked for me, weird though, since it worked on another server without adding this line... – n3rd Aug 3 '12 at 0:12
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    This worked for me: ln -s /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/001-phpmyadmin – Steve Bennett May 5 '14 at 4:33
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    I tried adding the Include and I got a fail while restarting. – Vadorequest Jul 19 '14 at 19:50
  • hello myphpadmin page is not started.what should i do? – Kaliya Mitesh Jan 24 '17 at 17:21

You probably skiped the configure from the package.

Try this cli:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure phpmyadmin

And when it choose the webserver to configure, select apache.

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    Simply forgot to tick the [ ] apache with the spacebar on install. – DKSan Nov 1 '16 at 7:33
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    I also discovered that the little red square is not an “accept” symbol! – Tim May 30 '18 at 11:53

It depends on your configuration.

From my experience, I may reach with localhost/phpmyadmin but fail to login, I have to reconfigure phpmyadmin, reset MySQL password, and then I may login without problems.

  1. Reconfigure phpmyadmin
  2. Ctrl+Alt+t to launch terminal
  3. sudo dpkg-reconfigure phpmyadmin
  4. Connection method for MySQL database for phpmyadmin: unix socket
  5. Name of the database's administrative user: root
  6. Password of the database's administrative user: mysqlsamplepassword
  7. MySQL username for phpmyadmin: root
  8. MySQL database name for phpmyadmin: phpmyadmin
  9. Web server to reconfigure automatically: apache2
  10. ERROR 1045
  11. ignore
  12. sudo dpkg-reconfigure mysql-server-5.5
  13. New password for the MySQL "root" user: mysqlsamplepassword
  14. Repeat password for the MySQL "root" user: mysqlsamplepassword

But if your problem is fail to interpret php, follow the instruction to enable your php first.

  1. sudo gedit /etc/apache2/mods-available/php5.conf
  2. look for php_admin_value engine off, between and
  3. Add # in front of php_admin_value engine off to disable it.
  4. REMEMBER! Don't change the value php_admin_value engine from off to on!
  5. sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Wish it helps!

Have a nice day!

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