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How to install phpMyAdmin

phpMyAdmin is a tool which facilitates database administration. It is possible to install phpMyAdmin on all common operating systems and it can be done in a few steps.

What are the requirements to install phpMyAdmin?

Some requirements must be met in order to install phpMyAdmin on your web server. However, these are not particularly challenging, so you shouldn’t encounter any issues when using the web interface.

  • Webserver: You’ll need a webserver such as Apache or Nginx to install phpMyAdmin.
  • PHP: You will also need a version of PHP. Any version of PHP 7.2.5 or later will be sufficient to install the latest version of phpMyAdmin. PHP extensions like mbstring can improve the performance.
  • Database: phpMyAdmin supports MySQL compatible databases (MySQL version 5.5 or newer and MariaDB version 5.5 or newer).
  • Web Browser: phpMyAdmin is an application which runs in a browser, so you will also need a web browser of your choice. Cookies and JavaScript should be enabled in the browser.

How do I install phpMyAdmin on Windows?

Installing phpMyAdmin on Windows will be easiest with a third-party software. Programs such as XAMPP contain everything needed for phpMyAdmin and they also allow you to set up an Apache webserver. However, Git or Docker also allow you to install phpMyAdmin on Windows without any problems. We’ll show you how to install phpMyAdmin with XAMPP. Instructions on how to install phpMyAdmin with the Git version control system or Docker can be found in the official documentation for the web interface.

Step 1: Download and install XAMPP Begin by installing the XAMPP program. It’s simple to download the required files from the official website of the open source Apache distribution.

You can download XAMPP from the official website.

Step 2: Start web server and database in XAMPP You can start the program once the XAMMP download is complete. Start the Apache web server and the MySQL database in the XAMPP control panel by clicking on the “Start” button to use phpMyAdmin.

You can start your web server and database in the XAMPP Control Panel.

Step 3: Open the web interface of phpMyAdmin You can easily open the phpMyAdmin web interface in your browser. Simply type the address “http://localhost/phpmyadmin” into the browser’s search bar. This will automatically bring you to the phpMyAdmin start page. You can adjust the settings and create or manage your own databases here.

You’ll see the web interface home screen after going to phpMyAdmin in your browser.