Nginx config file to link a public domain for phpmyadmin

Setup a public domain for your phpmyadmin with Nginx.
Chen, 2020-02-06

In order to use phpmyadmin on your server, you'd of course have to install it and property set it up first:

How to Install phpMyAdmin with Nginx

Then you'll need the following config file for phpmyadmin to work on a public domain.

To do this we simply add a config file in the /etc/nginx/sites-available:

sudo nano /etc/nginx/sites-available/phpmyadmin
server {


    root /usr/share/phpmyadmin/;
    index index.php index.html index.htm index.nginx-debian.html;

    access_log /var/log/nginx/phpmyadmin_access.log;
    error_log /var/log/nginx/phpmyadmin_error.log;

    location / {
        index index.php;
        try_files $uri $uri/ =404;

        location ~^/(doc|sql|setup)/ {
                deny all;

        location ~ /(.+\.php)$ {
                fastcgi_pass unix:/run/php/php7.2-fpm.sock;
                fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
                include fastcgi_params;
                include snippets/fastcgi-php.conf;


And then enable the file by creating a link from it to the sites-enabled directory:

sudo ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/phpmyadmin /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/

Test for syntax errors:

sudo nginx -t

Restart Nginx to enable your changes:

sudo systemctl restart nginx