How to install phpMyAdmin

What is phpMyAdmin?


phpMyAdmin is a free software tool written in PHP, intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the Web. phpMyAdmin supports a wide range of operations on MySQL and MariaDB. Frequently used database operations can be performed via the user interface:

  • managing databases
  • managing tables
  • managing columns
  • managing relations
  • managing indexes
  • managing users
  • managing permissions

While using phpMyAdmin you still have the ability to directly execute any SQL statement.

Where do I get phpMyAdmin?

Download the latest version from

How do I configure phpMyAdmin?

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  • Open the and change the blowfish secret (on line 18).
* This is needed for cookie based authentication to encrypt password in
* cookie. Needs to be 32 chars long.
$cfg['blowfish_secret'] = '2nv30n98v23v23n90v23b781aswew70A'; /* YOU MUST FILL IN THIS FOR COOKIE AUTH! */
  • Open your browser and navigate to your new directory containing phpMyAdmin.
    • Using PHP?
    • Using Laravel Valet?
      • Rename your phpMyAdmin installation directory to /pma
  • Enter your database credentials and start using phpMyAdmin!



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