This is another way to run phpMyAdmin on Nginx.

1. Install phpMyAdmin on Nginx:

apt-get install phpmyadmin

When the pop up shows up, select neither Apache or Lighttpd. You don’t need any to run phpMyAdmin on Nginx.

Screen Shot 2013-03-29 at 12.34.34 AM

And say select NO for the Configure database for phpmyadmin with dbconfig-common:

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2. Configure phpMyAdmin to work with Nginx:

Add the followings to /etc/nginx/sites-available/default file after the server{ statement:

 location /phpmyadmin {
               root /usr/share/;
               index index.php index.html index.htm;
               location ~ ^/phpmyadmin/(.+\.php)$ {
                       try_files $uri =404;
                       root /usr/share/;
                       fastcgi_index index.php;
                       fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
                       include /etc/nginx/fastcgi_params;
               location ~* ^/phpmyadmin/(.+\.(jpeg|jpg|png|css|gif|ico|js|html|xml|txt))$ {
                       root /usr/share/;
        location /phpMyAdmin {
               rewrite ^/* /phpmyadmin last;

3. Restart the Nginx Web Server now

/etc/init.d/nginx restart
[ ok ] Restarting nginx: nginx.

Now you can try in your browser:


Optionally you can add the configuration to any virtual host from your Nginx configuration.


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2 responses to How to run phpMyAdmin on Nginx

  1. i got 502 Bad Gateway.
    logs said it must be fastcgi service on 9000 port, but it doesn’t.
    please, make sure your tutorial is complete.

  2. This tutorial is complete!

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