How To – Installation of phpMyAdmin on CentOS 9 Stream


MySQL / MariaDB is one of the most popular database servers being used today. Once a database server like MySQL / MariaDB is installed, many users are not comfortable with the command prompt and require something more user-friendly to manage their database.

phpMyAdmin is a popular web interface used to manage your MySQL or MariaDB Database Server. It supports a wide range of operations and at the same time also has the ability to directly execute SQL statements.


  • CentOS 9 Stream Server Install
  • Root user / Non-Root user with SUDO privileges.
  • LAMP Stack Already Installed. If you have not yet installed a LAMP Stack, you can refer to this guide on Installation of LAMP Stack on CentOS 9 Stream.

1. Update your system packages

If you have not yet updated your system. Update your system using the following command.

yum -y update

2. Enable EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) Repository

The phpMyAdmin package is available in the EPEL Repository. To enable EPEL Repo use the following command:

dnf config-manager --set-enabled crb
dnf install
dnf install

3. Installation of phpMyAdmin

Now we will install phpMyAdmin on our CentOS 9 Server using the following command.

yum -y install phpmyadmin

Now, we need to edit the file /etc/httpd/conf.d/phpMyAdmin.conf.

vim /etc/httpd/conf.d/phpMyAdmin.conf

add the line “Require all granted” under the line “Require local”.

# phpMyAdmin - Web based MySQL browser written in php
# Allows only localhost by default
# But allowing phpMyAdmin to anyone other than localhost should be considered
# dangerous unless properly secured by SSL

Alias /phpMyAdmin /usr/share/phpMyAdmin
Alias /phpmyadmin /usr/share/phpMyAdmin

<Directory /usr/share/phpMyAdmin/>
   AddDefaultCharset UTF-8
   Require local
   Require all granted

Restart Apache using the following command.

systemctl restart httpd

Open your browser and type http://YOUR-IP-ADDRESS/phpmyadmin or http://YOUR-DOMAIN-NAME/phpmyadmin to verify that phpMyAdmin has been installed successfully.

4. Conclusion

You have successfully completed the installation of phpMyAdmin on your CentOS 9 Stream Server. Now you can manage your database by logging into MySQL / MariaDB using your username / password.

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