- These instructions are intended specifically for installing phpMyAdmin on Fedora 22.
- I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed Fedora 22 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.
- A LAMP stack, meaning Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP, must be installed on your server.
Step 1: Install phpMyAdminFirst, you’ll follow a simple best practice: ensuring the list of available packages is up to date before installing anything new.
dnf -y updateThen it’s a matter of just running one command for installation via apt-get:
dnf -y install phpmyadmin
Step 2: Find Your IP AddressFind your IP address with any of the following sites:
Step 3: Basic Configuration for phpMyAdminFor a refresher on editing files with vim see: New User Tutorial: Overview of the Vim Text Editor
If vim is not installed on your OS, than you can follow our tutorial on installing vim here: How to Install VIM (Visual editor IMproved) on Fedora 22To secure phpMyAdmin we should lock down access to a specific IP address. When the phpMyAdmin package is installed, an Apache Virtual Host file is added to configure web access. Let’s edit that file:
vim /etc/httpd/conf.d/phpMyAdmin.confBy default, the configuration for phpMyAdmin only allows access from the server on which it is installed. Find the following sections and change each IP address to the one you found in Step 3, or another IP address that will be connecting to phpMyAdmin remotely:
Require ip 127.0.0.1 Allow from 127.0.0.1 Require ip 127.0.0.1 Allow from 127.0.0.1Then exit and save the file with the command :wq. Restart Apache:
systemctl restart httpdVerify that phpMyAdmin is working by visiting http://the_IP_of_your_server/phpmyadmin. For example: http://22.214.171.124/phpmyadmin