Sometimes installing phpMyAdmin manually, as opposed to using
apt, is necessary. This might be because you're using MySQL 8 and/or PHP 7 and the version provided by Ubuntu's apt repository either won't install or won't function with this setup. You also may just want the latest version for the virtues that come with staying up-to-date. Whatever the reason, this tutorial will run you through the basic process of doing so.
The server I'm using is running Ubuntu 18.04 (though this tutorial will likely need little to no revision for previous versions), Apache 2.4.37, MySQL 8.0.13, and PHP 7.2.14. The latest version of phpMyAdmin at the time of writing is 4.8.4.Read more
Having spent a fair bit of time lately setting up new servers and installing LAMP stacks, I figured I'd write a tutorial on the basic process I use. And while there are plenty of tutorials covering the installation of the LAMP stack on Ubuntu, there aren't many I could find which ensure that latest versions of each component are installed.
Therefore, this tutorial will run you through several fundamental things that should be done to set up any Ubuntu server, such as user creation, SSH configuration, and firewall setup. Following that, it'll take you through installing the latest versions of Apache, MySQL, and PHP. At the time of writing, these versions are 2.4.37, 8.0.13, and 7.2.13 (discounting the very recent 7.3.0), respectively.Read more