Nginx Install Custom Directory Phpmyadmin

Nginx Install Custom Directory PhpMyAdmin

Introduction to Nginx and PhpMyAdmin

Nginx is a web server and content caching solution used to host a variety of web applications. It is highly configurable, enabling administrators to manipulate many aspects of the server workings.
PhpMyAdmin is an open source web-based interface for manage MySQL databases.

This tutorial outlines the steps necessary to install Nginx and PhpMyAdmin on a system. By following the steps, you will have a functioning Nginx server and web-based MySQL database management.

Installing Nginx

The first step in the Nginx installation process is to download the latest version of the software. Head to the Nginx download page, and click on the download link. Select the appropriate version that matches the operating system of your machine.

Once the file is downloaded, extract the contents of the file. Move the folder contents to an appropriate directory on your machine for easy access. Open up a terminal window, and access the directory. Run the command ‘./configure’ to begin the installation process.

Follow the command prompt to complete the installation. It is a straightforward process, and it should only take a few minutes. Once the installation is completed, run the command ‘nginx -v’ to check that the version of the software has been successfully installed.

Configuring Nginx

The next step is to configure the Nginx settings. Open up the nginx.conf file, which is found in the folder you have previously extracted. Look through the file and set the root directory to where you want your webpages to be stored. Set up a server name to use when you are connecting to the server.

The basic configuration of Nginx is now complete. For further customisation, look into the documentation found on the official Nginx website. Once you have made the appropriate changes to the configuration file, save the file and exit.

Installing PhpMyAdmin

Now you are ready to install PhpMyAdmin. First, download the latest version of the software from the PhpMyAdmin download page. Extract the files, and move the contents to an appropriate directory. Alternatively, you can use the command-line to download and extract the file quickly.

Next, open up the PhpMyAdmin configuration file, found in the extracted folder. Enter the appropriate details for connecting to the MySQL database. Be sure to enter the correct username, password and table name. Save the file, and exit.

Now you are ready to test the installation of PhpMyAdmin. Open up a browser, and navigate to the PhpMyAdmin page. Enter the correct details for the admin username and password. Once you are logged in, you should see the dashboard of PhpMyAdmin.

Configuring PhpMyAdmin

The PhpMyAdmin installation is now complete, and you are ready to configure the settings. From the Dashboard, click on the ‘Options’ link. This will take you to the options page, where you can make configuration changes.

Go through each option, and change them as you see fit. The main settings are located under the ‘Database Settings’ heading. These settings include the number of databases, the maximum number of rows per table and the maximum table size. Set all these to your desired values.

You can also customise the location of the PhpMyAdmin logs, as well as the default language. Set these up as you see fit, and save the changes. You should now be ready to use PhpMyAdmin.

Creating a Custom Directory for PhpMyAdmin

One last thing that you can do is to create a custom directory for PhpMyAdmin. This will ensure that only you have access to the PhpMyAdmin interface. Create a new directory, and name it something descriptive. This will be your PhpMyAdmin directory.

Next, open up the Nginx configuration file again. At the bottom of the file, add a new location block. Use this to denote the directory you have just created.

Finally, you need to go back to the Options page of PhpMyAdmin. Select the ‘custom directory’ option, and enter the path of the new directory you have just created. This will ensure that only you have access to the PhpMyAdmin interface.


You should now have a fully functioning Nginx server and web-based MySQL database management, powered by PhpMyAdmin. Be sure to check the official documentation for further configuration settings and customisation options.


Q. How do I access the PhpMyAdmin interface?

A. You can access the PhpMyAdmin interface by navigating to the PhpMyAdmin page in your browser. Enter the correct admin username and password, and you should be able to access the dashboard. Alternatively, you can customize the directory you have created, to ensure that only you have access to the interface.

Q. How do I know if Nginx has been successfully installed?

A. To check if Nginx is successfully installed, open up a terminal, and run the command ‘nginx -v’. If Nginx is installed, you should get a response with the version number.

Q. How do I edit the Nginx configuration file?

A. To edit the Nginx configuration file, head to the root directory of the Nginx installation, and look for the nginx.conf file. Open this file up in a text editor, and make the desired changes. Make sure to save the file when you are done.

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