phpmyadmin shows 404 not found in ngix with phpmyadmin one click

Posted April 10, 2018 5.2k views
PHPUbuntu 16.04

Hi I created droplet using one click installation of phpmyadmin on Ubuntu. In starting was working but after adding ssl to doamin it is suddenly stopped working. Please suggest how to solve it.

server {
listen 80;
rewrite ^/(.*)$1 permanent;
location / {
root /phpmyadmin;


server {

    listen 443 ssl default_server;
    listen [::]:443 ssl default_server;
    root /var/www/html;

    # Add index.php to the list if you are using PHP
    index index.html index.htm index.nginx-debian.html;

   ssl_certificate /root/;
   ssl_certificate_key /root/;
   ssl_protocols TLSv1 TLSv1.1 TLSv1.2;
   ssl_prefer_server_ciphers on;


edited by ryanpq

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Can you provide some clarification? You mentioned that you created your droplet using the PHPMyAdmin one-click but are sharing an Nginx configuration while the PHPMyAdmin one-click image uses Apache.

On the one-click image the PHPMyAdmin configuration is located in /etc/apache2/conf-enabled/phpmyadmin.conf which indicates /usr/share/phpmyadmin as the directory root for PHPMyAdmin.

Your configuration references /phpmyadmin. In this place (root), nginx is expecting a full directory path to the location on the server (not the location used in a browser).

In order to regain access to PHPMyAdmin you will need to:

  • Create the correct Nginx configuration to point to the /usr/share/phpmyadmin directory as /phpmyadmin
  • If you have not, you’ll need to set up php-fpm with nginx so that the PHP scripts are run properly

This guide covers setting up the LEMP stack you are running.

by Justin Ellingwood
The LEMP software stack is a group of software that can be used to serve dynamic web pages and web applications. This is an acronym that describes a Linux operating system, with an Nginx web server. The backend data is stored in the MySQL database and the dynamic processing...
  • HI Thanks for looking in my problem.

    I changed that path to phpmyadmin but now its downloading some file name “download”

    Why that is happening ?