Install and Secure phpMyAdmin Apache

Step One Install phpMyAdmin
The EPEL repository can be made available to your server by installing a special package called epel-release. This will reconfigure your repository list and give you access to the EPEL packages. To install, just type:

#yum install epel-release

Now that the EPEL repo is configured, you can install the phpMyAdmin package using the yum packaging system by typing:

#yum install phpmyadmin

phpMyadmin is up, try to access at


You don’t have permission to access /phpMyAdmin on this server. We will need to modify this a bit to get it to work correctly for our installation. Open the file in your text editor now so that we can make a few changes:

#vi /etc/httpd/conf.d/phpMyAdmin.conf
     # Apache 2.4
       #Require ip
       #Require ip ::1
       Require all granted
     # Apache 2.2
       #Order Deny,Allow
       #Deny from All
       #Allow from
       #Allow from ::1

Restart the Apache web server to implement your modifications by typing:

#service httpd restart

With that, our phpMyAdmin installation is now operational at http://server_domain_or_IP/phpMyAdmin

Changing the Application’s Access Location

We simply need to rename the alias. Open the phpMyAdmin Apache configuration file now:

#vi /etc/httpd/conf.d/phpMyAdmin.conf

We want to disable these specific aliases since they are heavily targeted by bots and malicious users. In our case, we’ll go with /dbadmin.
To apply our intended changes, we should remove or comment out the existing lines and add our own:

# Alias /phpMyAdmin /usr/share/phpMyAdmin
# Alias /phpmyadmin /usr/share/phpMyAdmin
Alias /dbadmin /usr/share/phpMyAdmin

To implement the changes, restart the web service:

#service httpd restart

Now, if you go to the previous location of your phpMyAdmin installation, you will get a 404 error: http://server_domain_or_IP/dbadminphpmyadmin