Testing Wordpress Locally: Installing phpMyAdmin

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The Series

  1. Installing a Web Server (Apache)

  2. Installing PHP

  3. Installing MySQL

  4. Installing phpMyAdmin

  5. Installing Wordpress

Installing phpMyAdmin on Windows

  • Go to the phpMyAdmin Website and download the zip file

  • Unpack the downloaded file to the web server Document root.

  • Optional: Rename the directory.

  • Create a copy of the file config.sample.inc.php and rename it to config.inc.php

  • Open config.inc.php for editing and add/update the following

    • $cfg[‘Server’][$i][‘user’] = ‘root’;

    • $cfg[‘Server’][$i][‘password’] = ‘root-password’

Configuring the webserver for phpMyAdmin

  • Open the httpd.conf file(located in the conf folder of the webserver) for editing

  • Find DirectoryIndex and add index.php. This will look something like this

    • DirectoryIndex index.html index.php

Configuring php for phpMyAdmin

  • Open php.ini (in the System Directory) for editing

  • Remove the semicolon from the line ;extension=php_mbstring.dll

    • If the line does not exist, add the line.

Testing phpMyAdmin

  • Restart the server

  • Navigate to http://localhost:8080/phpMyAdmin/ on the browser.

  • You should see the phpMyAdmin login window

  • Enter the username and password in the login window.

  • You should now see the phpMyAdmin Control panel