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Installing PHPMyAdmin on Cloudways

Updated on July 12, 2016

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Many of our users often ask our support team about using PHPMyAdmin on Cloudways. Although Cloudways do have an excellent SQL Manager which is more secure than PHPMyAdmin, I will discuss how to install PHPMyAdmin on Cloudways because of popular demand.


You can install PHPMyAdmin on the app you are using or can launch a new PHP stack application.

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Once you have launched the PHP stack application, follow the following steps in order to install PHPMyAdmin.

Step 1: Launch SSH Terminal

Login to Cloudways Platform, launch SSH terminal and login using Master Credentials.

Launch SSH Terminal

After successful login, head to the application folder where you want to download PHPMyAdmin by using the following command.

Step 2: Downloading And Installing PHPMyAdmin

Now go to PHPMyAdmin website and copy the download URL of the latest version of PHPMyAdmin (zipped format)

Installing PHPMyAdmin

Now go to SSH Terminal, type the following command and paste the download URL.

Press Enter and let the server download the file.

Once the file has been downloaded,  run the following command to unzip it.

Wait for the command to finish its process.

Once done, run the following command to delete the zip.

Let’s rename the folder so that we can access it easily by running the following command.

Note: Go here to know more about useful SSH commands .

Now head to the application URL and add /phpmyadmin at the end of URL. You will see that PHPMyAdmin has been installed and you will see its login page.

Now login using the database credentials.

Once you have logged in with your database credentials, you can successfully access PHPMyAdmin page.

You have successfully installed PHPMyAdmin. You can use it to access all your applications’ databases on the server on which it is installed.

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Ahmed Khan

Ahmed was a PHP community expert at Cloudways - A Managed PHP Hosting Cloud Platform. He is a software engineer with extensive knowledge in PHP and SEO. He loves watching Game of Thrones is his free time. Follow Ahmed on Twitter to stay updated with his works. You can email him at

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