How to Update/Upgrade phpMyAdmin

Posted June 13, 2021 1.4k views
PHPUbuntu 20.04SQL


When I log into phpMyAdmin, I get a message that there is new version of phpMyAdmin5.1.1 available (installed version is 4.9.5).

How do I update/upgrade?
Will updating to latest version impact any functionality, if so, is it possible to install multiple versions side-by-side?


edited by bobbyiliev

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Sorry, obviously I mean phpMyAdmin :(

Hi there @niczar,

Yes, installing two PHPmyAdmin instances side by side is possible.

You would need to do that manually by following the steps here:

By following the steps from the tutorial you will get the very latest version of PHPmyAdmin installed.

Let me know if you have any questions!

  • Thanks Bobby,

    Is it possible to simply just update the current installation to latest version?


    • Hi there,

      I believe that if you’ve installed phpMyAdmin initially via apt you could try running an apt upgrade to upgrade all of your packages or apt --only-upgrade install phpmyadmin to try and upgrade phpMyAdmin only.

      However, the downside of installing phpMyAdmin via apt is that the available version via the default repositories would be quite outdated.

      In order to make sure that you always get the latest version, it is best to install it manually.

      Hope that this helps1