PHPMyAdmin is open source software designed for handling MySQL database through graphical interface. This is a web based software helps in managing MySQL users and other privileges. When you prefer to install phpMyAdmin, you should be prepared with following software installations. Since you prefer installing it in CentOS, it is preferred to configure the OS to its server. Other software to configurations is

  • Apache HTTP service
  • MySQL database system
  • PHP programming language

Thus, phpMyAdmin is the database utility; it can be configured in managing the local database or remote system. MySQL can do all the database management system procedures, then why is it necessary to install phpMyAdmin? As said before it is to help with the graphical interface of database management. This replaces the default command line interface for better database management.


Thus for securing phpmyadmin on Centos there are fundamentals to consider. They are,

  • Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP) software installed on the centOS server.
  • Privilege root access to the OS user account for this software.
  • Install phpMyAdmin to configure the basic database management system.

CentOS are the LINUX based open source software. To access information over internet, it is important to have Apache software. Thus, PHP is a programming language used for phpMyAdmin commands. All these software after installing into the OS need to have root access with the operating system to run along other software. LINUX is not an automated system that runs just with a click like Microsoft. It runs based on the linux code that we use. People may think that it is tough to use code always while processing, but there is a fact that linux platform are always safer to use. It is true that it can be free from all the malware attacks.

Brief installation procedure for phpMyAdmin in CentOS 7

  • Install Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) for default software repository access. After installing, release the software package with the sudo command line.
  • After releasing, update the EPEL repository.
  • Install phpMyAdmin software using the same sudo command line.
  • After installing, configure phpMyAdmin with the default apache configuration file. Thus for unauthorized access after configuration, you need to restrict access of IP addresses and change the Alias.
  • After completing all these process, it is time to restart the apache system.

It is the end of installation procedure. Now your system is ready to access phpMyAdmin with the MySQL database management system.