How To Install and Secure phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu

Step 1: Install ppa:ondrej/php

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php

Step 2: Install PHP-FPM

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y
sudo apt -y install php7.4 php7.4-fpm

Step 3: Configure PHP-FPM

sudo cp /etc/php/7.4/fpm/pool.d/www.conf /etc/php/7.4/fpm/pool.d/www.conf.bak
sudo sed -i 's/;listen.mode = 0660/listen.mode = 0660/g' /etc/php/7.4/fpm/pool.d/www.conf
sudo sed -i 's/;security.limit_extensions = .php .php3 .php4 .php5 .php7/security.limit_extensions = .php .php3 .php4 .php5 .php7/g' /etc/php/7.4/fpm/pool.d/www.conf

Step 4: Starting PHP-FPM

sudo systemctl start php7.4-fpm
sudo systemctl enable php7.4-fpm
sudo systemctl status php7.4-fpm

Step 5: Install PHP-Modules

sudo apt install php7.4-[extname]


sudo apt install php7.4-mysqli
sudo apt install php7.4-mbstring
sudo apt install php7.4-xml

Step 6: Download phpMyAdmin

Go to site and download the last version of phpMyAdmin, extract to a folder and upload to /var/www/

Step 7: Configure nginx to load phpMyAdmin site

server {
    listen [::]:80;
    listen 80;
    return 301$request_uri;

server {
    listen [::]:443 ssl;
    listen 443 ssl;
    ssl_certificate /etc/letsencrypt/live/;
    ssl_certificate_key /etc/letsencrypt/live/;
    include /etc/letsencrypt/options-ssl-nginx.conf;
    ssl_dhparam /etc/letsencrypt/ssl-dhparams.pem;
    root /var/www/phpmyadmin;
    index index.php index.html index.htm;	
	location / {
      if (!-e $request_filename){
        rewrite ^(.*)$ /index.php last;
	location ~ ^/(doc|sql|setup)/ {
		deny all;
	location ~ /\.ht {
		deny all;

	location ~ .php$ {
        fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+.php)(/.+)$;
        fastcgi_index index.php;
        fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
        include fastcgi_params;
        fastcgi_intercept_errors on;
		fastcgi_read_timeout 300;
		include fastcgi_params;
		#include snippets/fastcgi-php.conf;
        if (-f $request_filename)
            fastcgi_pass unix:/run/php/php7.4-fpm.sock;

Done! Good luck to you!