Recently I have install the PHP, Apache, MySQL, phpMyAdmin, python in my Ubuntu Desktop 12.04.3 LTS to use it as a LAMP server. The commands I used to install these are given below:

1: sudo passwd
2: su
3: apt-get install php5
4: apt-get install apache2
5: apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client
6: apt-get install phpmyadmin
7: apt-get install python
8: apt-get install python-mysqldb
9: ln -s /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf /etc/apache2/conf.d/phpmyadmin.conf
10: /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Then everything works fine. The LAMP server runs great. Then i thought to upgrade the whole LAMP server I mean the PHP, Apahce, MySQL, phpMyAdmin etc. Then I searched in google and get some ppa which got the latest versions of these softwares. Then I added those ppa. The ppa links:

1. https://launchpad.net/~tuxpoldo/+archive/phpmyadmin
2. https://launchpad.net/~ondrej/+archive/mysql-5.6
3. https://launchpad.net/~ondrej/+archive/apache2
4. https://launchpad.net/~ondrej/+archive/php5

Then is used these ppa and firstly upgraded the phpmyadmin then MySQL server then Apache and then PHP. After upgradation of phpmyadmin and mysql server the whole LAMP server runs well with the updated mysql server and phpmyadmin. But after the upgradation of Apache and PHP the phpmyadmin is not showing up. When I try:

it says "Not Found".

How can I sove this problem with the phpmyadmin?? Please help me as fast as you can. I am in great trouble for this.

Thanks in advance.


5 Answers 5


Create a link in /var/www like this:

sudo ln -s /usr/share/phpmyadmin /var/www/

Note: since 14.04 you may want to use /var/www/html/ instead of /var/www/

If that's not working for you, you need to include PHPMyAdmin inside apache configuration.

Open apache.conf using your favorite editor, mine is vim :)

sudo vim /etc/apache2/apache2.conf

Then add the following line:

Include /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf

For Ubuntu 15.04 and 16.04

  • sudo ln -s /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf /etc/apache2/conf-available/phpmyadmin.conf
  • sudo a2enconf phpmyadmin.conf
  • sudo service apache2 reload
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    After this I needed to restart the apache server. Sep 25, 2014 at 0:17
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    Bypassed the first recommendation and went straight for the Include. Worked like a charm. Thanks @Achu Nov 26, 2014 at 4:54
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    sudo ln -s /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf /etc/apache2/conf-available/phpmyadmin.conf followed by sudo a2enconf phpmyadmin.conf and sudo service apache2 reload is the correct way with 15.04. May 11, 2015 at 1:07
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    1000 thanks from me :* love you. Perfect answer! Jan 11, 2016 at 12:55
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    over the years... I found this the golden answer that I wouldnt know what to do or how to behave without.. a 1,000,000 Thank you for this I wish it was documented out somewhere that is as easy to find as this.. Thank you ! Mar 2, 2018 at 21:31

Usually this is an issue after a vanilla install in 16.04, 18.04 and 20.04 (Focal Fossa) and higher too.

To fix it:

sudo ln -s /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf /etc/apache2/conf-available/phpmyadmin.conf
sudo a2enconf phpmyadmin.conf
sudo systemctl restart apache2
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    this is a much better solution than the answer that includes it into the main /etc/apache2/apache2.conf, since you can now a2enconf and a2disconf easily
    – Flame
    May 12 at 11:43

Most probably your apache doesn't load the configuration of the phpmyadmin part.

The link you made from /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf to /etc/apache2/conf.d/phpmyadmin.conf may not be valid anymore after the update. Make this link again, but notice the names may be different. After that, restart apache.


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Here is another alternative way to do it:

  1. Add to /etc/apache2/apache2.conf this "Include conf.d/*.conf" if it is not already there.

  2. Next execute those two commands:

    sudo ln -s /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf /etc/apache2/conf.d/phpmyadmin.conf
    sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 reload

It should be working.

NOTE: Depends on which Linux flavour you are using. If its Redhat or Amazon Linux, apache2 should be named httpd and path would be /etc/httpd, in Debian-based Linux like Ubuntu, folder name is apache2.

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