How to Install Adminer on Ubuntu for Efficient Database Management

 In this tutorial, we will Install Adminer on Ubuntu. Adminer is a database management tool that allows you to mangage multiple types of databases.  It is similar to other tools such as phpMyAdmin and offers features such as data browsing, editing, and SQL command execution. 

You can download the latest version of Adminer from the official website at To install Adminer on Ubuntu, you can follow these steps:

How does Adminer work ?

Adminer works by providing a web-based interface for managing databases. When you access Adminer through a web browser, it connects to the specified database and displays a set of tools for managing the data and structure of the database.

Some of the main features of Adminer include:

  1. Data browsing: Adminer allows you to view and search through the data in the tables of your database, including the ability to sort and filter the data.
  2. Data editing: You can use Adminer to add, edit, and delete records in your database tables, as well as change the structure of the tables.
  3. SQL command execution: You can use Adminer to execute SQL commands directly against the database, which can be useful for more advanced tasks such as creating new tables, modifying indexes, and running reports.
  4. User management: You can use Adminer to create and manage users and assign permissions for different databases and tables.
  5. Multi-database support: Adminer supports multiple types of databases including MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, and Oracle.

Overall, Adminer is a simple and user-friendly tool for managing and maintaining your databases. It is lightweight and does not require any additional configuration.

To install Adminer on Ubuntu, you can use the following steps:

Make sure Apache server installed and configured on Ubuntu

    sudo apt install apache2
    sudo systemctl is-enabled apache2.service
    sudo systemctl enable apache2.service
    sudo systemctl start apache2.service

Make sure Apache PHP required to run Adminer ( For example: php installed version 8.1 )

    sudo apt install php
    sudo a2query -m php8.1

1.Download the latest version of Adminer from the official website by using the command:

    wget -O adminer.php

2.Create a new directory for Adminer in the web server's document root, for example, /var/www/html/adminer, and move the downloaded file to this directory:

    sudo mkdir /var/www/html/adminer
    sudo mv adminer.php /var/www/html/adminer
3.Give the web server user ownership of the Adminer directory:
    sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/adminer
4.Create a new Apache virtual host configuration file for Adminer, for example /etc/apache2/sites-available/adminer.conf and add the following content:

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost
    DocumentRoot /var/www/html/adminer
    ServerName localhost
    ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
    CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined

5.Enable the new virtual host and the rewrite module:
    sudo a2ensite adminer.conf
    sudo a2enmod rewrite
6.Restart Apache to apply the changes:
    sudo systemctl restart apache2
Finally, you can access Adminer by visiting http://localhost/adminer.php in your web browser.
If you are accessing the server remotely, replace localhost with the IP address or hostname of the server.

You have successfully installed Adminer on Ubuntu. You can use it to manage your MySQL databases through a web interface. Remember to secure your installation by setting up appropriate authentication and access controls.

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