How do I change phpMyAdmin access url?

January 7, 2015 62.9k views

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

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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?

Thanks!

  • In that case, simply undo the changes you manually made. – Isaac Bennetch

    • Yes, I can undo this change, but it not solve the original problem, which is change the default access url of phpmyadmin.

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