How do I change phpMyAdmin access url?

  • Posted January 7, 2015

I’m trying to change the default access url for phpMyAdmin from /phpmyadmin to something less common.

After googling, the only file I was able to find and edit was /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf - I changed the default aliases there, but after restarting apache it didn’t seem to make a difference. I was still able to access it via /phpmyadmin and my new alias didn’t work.

Some other sites say I have to edit httpd.conf or https-alias.conf - but I can’t find those files, and there is no alias list in 000-default.conf



line 3:

Alias /whateveryouwant /usr/share/phpmyadmin


line 3:

Alias /whateveryouwant /usr/share/phpmyadmin

In my case (Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS) it was located on /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf

I found the phpmyadmin configuartion file. it is located here:


@sierracircle that file doesn’t exist… I’m using Ubuntu 14.04

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You need to add apache2 config : sudo ln -s /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf /etc/apache2/conf-available/phpmyadmin.conf sudo a2enconf phpmyadmin.conf sudo service apache2 reload

I set it based on @mhardaniel tutorial, but I got this below error message in apache log:

[Mon Jan 21 06:25:03.272652 2019] [alias:warn] [pid 763:tid 140451442693312] AH00671: The Alias directive in /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf at line 4 will probably never match because it overlaps an earlier Alias.

How can I fix this?


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