In this tutorial we will show you how to install and configuration of Adminer on your Ubuntu 14.04 server. For those of you who didn’t know, Adminer is a database management tool written in PHP. It is similar to phpMyAdmin and it is developed to improve security, user experience, performance etc. It is very lightweight and at the same time it is very powerful. Adminer is available for MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, MS SQL and Oracle.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple. I will show you through the step by step installation Adminer on Ubuntu 14.04.
Install Adminer on Ubuntu 14.04
Step 1. First of all make sure that all packages are up to date.
Step 2. Install LAMP server and include some PHP extension.
sudo apt-get install apache2 php5 php5-curl php5-cli php5-mysql php5-gd mysql-client mysql-server
Start LAMP service, enable to start on boot:
service mysql start
service apache2 start
Step 3. Install Adminer for Ubuntu.
Adminer is now part of the standard Ubuntu repositories. This means that you can install it with apt-get.
sudo apt-get install adminer
Install Adminer manually, Download the latest stable version of Adminer, At the moment of writing this article it is version 4.2.1:
sudo mkdir /usr/share/adminer
sudo wget "http://www.adminer.org/latest.php" -O /usr/share/adminer/latest.php
sudo ln -s /usr/share/adminer/latest.php /usr/share/adminer/adminer.php
echo "Alias /adminer.php /usr/share/adminer/adminer.php" | sudo tee /etc/apache2/conf-available/adminer.conf
sudo a2enconf adminer.conf
Restart Apache for the changes to take effect using the following command:
service apache2 restart
Step 4. Accessing Adminer.
Adminer will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to http://yourdomain.com/adminer or http://server-ip/adminer and complete the required the steps to finish the installation. If you are using a firewall, please open port 80 to enable access to the control panel.
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Adminer. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Adminer on Ubuntu 14.04 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Adminer web site.