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How to install Adminer on Ubutnu, Debian or CentOS

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A few days ago I talked about Adminer, the best alternative to phpMyAdmin to manage databases. How could it be otherwise, today we are going to show you how to install Adminer on Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS and other Linux distributions .


Being a single file program, the installation is very simple and fast. For this tutorial I will take as a reference an installation of a LAMP stack environment by default.

How to install Adminer in Ubutnu, Debian or CentOS.

When we get ready to install Adminer, the first thing that comes to mind is to use the official repositories of our distribution. This is something I do not recommend, since the version that we find may be somewhat outdated and knowing how easy it is to install Adminer is not worth it.

Installing Adminer in Ubuntu.

Starting from Ubuntu, the default path to Apache's public directory is /var/www/html , we can continue with the following steps.

First we will create a folder to accommodate the Adminer file, so I will execute the command:
sudo mkdir /var/www/html/adminer

The next step is to download the most recent version of Adminer in the folder we created in the previous step, for this we execute:
sudo wget "http://www.adminer.org/latest.php" -O /var/www/html/adminer/adminer.php

When working with sudo, the user and group assigned to the files and folders we have created will be root , so we will change it to www-data (the default Apache user in Ubuntu) . For this we execute the command:
sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/adminer

At this point, we can only access Admin from the browser through:

Installing Adminer on CentOS.

In CentOS 7, the installation process is practically the same as in Ubuntu, except for a couple of details. It may happen that you don't have wget installed, but you install it easily with the sudo yum install wget command.

In the case of CentOS, the default Apache user is apache , so the command would be:
sudo chown -R apache:apache /var/www/html/adminer

How to uninstall Adminer.

If we wanted to uninstall Adminer from the system , we would just have to delete its folder with the command:
sudo rm -rf /var/www/html/adminer