How to Install phpMyAdmin on CentOS 5.8 using EPEL Repository

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In this post, i will show on how to install phpMyAdmin on CentOS 5.8 using EPEL repository. phpMyAdmin is a opensource tool written in PHP intended to handle the MySQL administration using web interface over the internet. It can manage a whole MySQL server as well as a single database. This post assumed that MySQL and Apache Httpd server has been installed and configured properly.

1. How to Install and Configure EPEL Repository :
Follow this steps to install and configure the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository on CentOS 5.8. EPEL repository is another extra repository that creates, maintains, and manages a high quality set of additional packages for Enterprise Linux, including, but not limited to, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and CentOS server.

2. Simply run the following command to install phpmyadmin :

[[email protected] ~]# yum install phpmyadmin -y

Example :

[[email protected] ~]# yum install phpmyadmin -y
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base: centos.ipserverone.com
 * epel: mirror.nus.edu.sg
 * extras: centos.ipserverone.com
 * updates: mirrors.hostemo.com
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package phpMyAdmin.noarch 0:2.11.11.3-2.el5 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: php-mcrypt >= 4.1.0 for package: phpMyAdmin
--> Processing Dependency: php-gd >= 4.1.0 for package: phpMyAdmin
--> Processing Dependency: php-mysql >= 4.1.0 for package: phpMyAdmin
--> Processing Dependency: php >= 4.1.0 for package: phpMyAdmin
--> Processing Dependency: php-mbstring >= 4.1.0 for package: phpMyAdmin
--> Running transaction check
---> Package php.i386 0:5.1.6-34.el5_8 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: php-common = 5.1.6-34.el5_8 for package: php
--> Processing Dependency: php-cli = 5.1.6-34.el5_8 for package: php
--> Processing Dependency: libcurl.so.3 for package: php
--> Processing Dependency: libgmp.so.3 for package: php
--> Processing Dependency: libidn.so.11 for package: php
--> Processing Dependency: libaspell.so.15 for package: php
--> Processing Dependency: libpspell.so.15 for package: php
---> Package php-gd.i386 0:5.1.6-34.el5_8 set to be updated
---> Package php-mbstring.i386 0:5.1.6-34.el5_8 set to be updated
---> Package php-mcrypt.i386 0:5.1.6-15.el5.centos.1 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: libmcrypt.so.4 for package: php-mcrypt
---> Package php-mysql.i386 0:5.1.6-34.el5_8 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: php-pdo for package: php-mysql
--> Running transaction check
---> Package aspell.i386 12:0.60.3-12 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: aspell-en for package: aspell
---> Package curl.i386 0:7.15.5-15.el5 set to be updated
---> Package gmp.i386 0:4.1.4-10.el5 set to be updated
---> Package libidn.i386 0:0.6.5-1.1 set to be updated
---> Package libmcrypt.i386 0:2.5.8-4.el5.centos set to be updated
---> Package php-cli.i386 0:5.1.6-34.el5_8 set to be updated
---> Package php-common.i386 0:5.1.6-34.el5_8 set to be updated
---> Package php-pdo.i386 0:5.1.6-34.el5_8 set to be updated
--> Running transaction check
---> Package aspell-en.i386 50:6.0-2.1 set to be updated
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

====================================================================================================
 Package                Arch             Version                            Repository         Size
====================================================================================================
Installing:
 phpMyAdmin             noarch           2.11.11.3-2.el5                    epel              4.2 M
Installing for dependencies:
 aspell                 i386             12:0.60.3-12                       base              946 k
 aspell-en              i386             50:6.0-2.1                         base              1.6 M
 curl                   i386             7.15.5-15.el5                      base              235 k
 gmp                    i386             4.1.4-10.el5                       base              664 k
 libidn                 i386             0.6.5-1.1                          base              194 k
 libmcrypt              i386             2.5.8-4.el5.centos                 extras            116 k
 php                    i386             5.1.6-34.el5_8                     updates           2.3 M
 php-cli                i386             5.1.6-34.el5_8                     updates           2.1 M
 php-common             i386             5.1.6-34.el5_8                     updates           154 k
 php-gd                 i386             5.1.6-34.el5_8                     updates           118 k
 php-mbstring           i386             5.1.6-34.el5_8                     updates           996 k
 php-mcrypt             i386             5.1.6-15.el5.centos.1              extras             16 k
 php-mysql              i386             5.1.6-34.el5_8                     updates            87 k
 php-pdo                i386             5.1.6-34.el5_8                     updates            66 k

Transaction Summary
====================================================================================================
Install      15 Package(s)
Upgrade       0 Package(s)

Total download size: 14 M
Downloading Packages:
(1/15): php-mcrypt-5.1.6-15.el5.centos.1.i386.rpm                            |  16 kB     00:00
(2/15): php-pdo-5.1.6-34.el5_8.i386.rpm                                      |  66 kB     00:00
(3/15): php-mysql-5.1.6-34.el5_8.i386.rpm                                    |  87 kB     00:00
(4/15): libmcrypt-2.5.8-4.el5.centos.i386.rpm                                | 116 kB     00:00
(5/15): php-gd-5.1.6-34.el5_8.i386.rpm                                       | 118 kB     00:00
(6/15): php-common-5.1.6-34.el5_8.i386.rpm                                   | 154 kB     00:01
(7/15): libidn-0.6.5-1.1.i386.rpm                                            | 194 kB     00:01
(8/15): curl-7.15.5-15.el5.i386.rpm                                          | 235 kB     00:01
(9/15): gmp-4.1.4-10.el5.i386.rpm                                            | 664 kB     00:05
(10/15): aspell-0.60.3-12.i386.rpm                                           | 946 kB     00:08
(11/15): php-mbstring-5.1.6-34.el5_8.i386.rpm                                | 996 kB     00:08
(12/15): aspell-en-6.0-2.1.i386.rpm                                          | 1.6 MB     00:13
(13/15): php-cli-5.1.6-34.el5_8.i386.rpm                                     | 2.1 MB     00:18
(14/15): php-5.1.6-34.el5_8.i386.rpm                                         | 2.3 MB     00:26
(15/15): phpMyAdmin-2.11.11.3-2.el5.noarch.rpm                               | 4.2 MB     00:37
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total                                                               108 kB/s |  14 MB     02:09
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Installing     : php-common                                                                  1/15
  Installing     : libidn                                                                      2/15
  Installing     : curl                                                                        3/15
  Installing     : gmp                                                                         4/15
  Installing     : php-gd                                                                      5/15
  Installing     : php-mbstring                                                                6/15
  Installing     : php-pdo                                                                     7/15
  Installing     : php-mysql                                                                   8/15
  Installing     : libmcrypt                                                                   9/15
  Installing     : aspell-en                                                                  10/15
  Installing     : aspell                                                                     11/15
  Installing     : php-cli                                                                    12/15
  Installing     : php                                                                        13/15
  Installing     : php-mcrypt                                                                 14/15
  Installing     : phpMyAdmin                                                                 15/15

Installed:
  phpMyAdmin.noarch 0:2.11.11.3-2.el5

Dependency Installed:
  aspell.i386 12:0.60.3-12                       aspell-en.i386 50:6.0-2.1
  curl.i386 0:7.15.5-15.el5                      gmp.i386 0:4.1.4-10.el5
  libidn.i386 0:0.6.5-1.1                        libmcrypt.i386 0:2.5.8-4.el5.centos
  php.i386 0:5.1.6-34.el5_8                      php-cli.i386 0:5.1.6-34.el5_8
  php-common.i386 0:5.1.6-34.el5_8               php-gd.i386 0:5.1.6-34.el5_8
  php-mbstring.i386 0:5.1.6-34.el5_8             php-mcrypt.i386 0:5.1.6-15.el5.centos.1
  php-mysql.i386 0:5.1.6-34.el5_8                php-pdo.i386 0:5.1.6-34.el5_8

Complete!

3. Open the phpMyAdmin.conf configuration file as below :

[[email protected] ~]# vi /etc/httpd/conf.d/phpMyAdmin.conf

Original phpMyAdmin.conf configuration file :

<Directory /usr/share/phpMyAdmin/>
   Order Deny,Allow
   Deny from All
   Allow from 127.0.0.1
   Allow from ::1
</Directory>

Change as below. Default setting only allows only localhost. Changes below will allow access to any ip address but very dangerous unless properly secured by SSL :

<Directory /usr/share/phpMyAdmin/>
   Order Deny,Allow
   Deny from All
   Allow from All
   Allow from ::1
</Directory>

4. Restart apache httpd service :

[[email protected] ~]# /etc/init.d/httpd restart

5. Open PhpMyAdmin from myour browser using the following URL :

http://CentOS5.8_Ipaddress/phpmyadmin/

This will install phpMyAdmin – 2.11.11.3 on your CentOS 5.8

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