A web interface for MySQL and MariaDB.
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Official phpMyAdmin Docker image

Note that since phpMyAdmin has been accepted in to the official DockerHub repository, you can use either that or this older phpMyAdmin repository for your Docker installation. This is maintained as a courtesy to users who have not migrated.

Run phpMyAdmin with Alpine, Apache and PHP FPM.

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All of the following examples will bring you phpMyAdmin on http://localhost:8080 where you can enjoy your happy MySQL administration.


phpMyAdmin connects using your MySQL server credentials. Please check your corresponding database server image for information on the default username and password or how to specify your own custom credentials during installation.

The official MySQL and MariaDB images use the following environment variables to define these:

  • MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD - This variable is mandatory and specifies the password that will be set for the root superuser account.
  • MYSQL_USER, MYSQL_PASSWORD - These variables are optional, used in conjunction to create a new user and to set that user's password.

Supported Docker Hub tags

The following tags are available:

  • latest, fpm, and fpm-alpine are always the most recent released version
  • Major versions, such as 5, 5-fpm, and 5-fpm-alpine
  • Specific minor versions, such as 5.0, 5.0-fpm, and 5-fpm-alpine
  • Specific patch versions, such as 5.0.0, 5.0.0-fpm, and 5.0.0-alpine. Note that, on rare occasion, there may be an intermediary "docker-only" release, such as 4.9.2-1

A complete list of tags is available at Docker Hub

Image variants

We provide three variations:

  • "apache" includes a full Apache webserver with PHP and includes everything needed to work out of the box. This is the default when only a version number is requested.
  • "fpm" only starts a PHP FPM container. Use this variant if you already have a separate webserver. This includes more tools and is therefore a larger image than the "fpm-alpine" variation.
  • "fpm-alpine" has a very small footprint. It is based on Alpine Linux and only starts a PHP FPM process. Use this variant if you already have a separate webserver. If you need more tools that are not available on Alpine Linux, use the fpm image instead.

Usage with linked server

First you need to run a MySQL or MariaDB server in Docker, and the phpMyAdmin image needs to be linked to the running database container:

docker run --name myadmin -d --link mysql_db_server:db -p 8080:80 phpmyadmin

Usage with external server

You can specify a MySQL host in the PMA_HOST environment variable. You can also use PMA_PORT to specify the port of the server in case it's not the default one:

docker run --name myadmin -d -e PMA_HOST=dbhost -p 8080:80 phpmyadmin

Usage with arbitrary server

You can use arbitrary servers by adding the environment variable PMA_ARBITRARY=1 to the startup command:

docker run --name myadmin -d -e PMA_ARBITRARY=1 -p 8080:80 phpmyadmin

Usage with docker-compose and arbitrary server

This will run phpMyAdmin with the arbitrary server option - allowing you to specify any MySQL/MariaDB server on the login page.

version: '3.1'

    image: mariadb:10.3
    restart: always
      MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD: notSecureChangeMe

    image: phpmyadmin
    restart: always
      - 8080:80

Run the E2E tests with docker-compose

You can run the E2E tests with the local test environment by running MariaDB/MySQL databases. Adding ENV variable PHPMYADMIN_RUN_TEST=true already added on docker-compose file. Simply run:

Using the docker-compose.testing.yml from https://github.com/phpmyadmin/docker

docker-compose -f docker-compose.testing.yml up phpmyadmin

Adding Custom Configuration

You can add your own custom config.inc.php settings (such as Configuration Storage setup) by creating a file named config.user.inc.php with the various user defined settings in it, and then linking it into the container using:

-v /some/local/directory/config.user.inc.php:/etc/phpmyadmin/config.user.inc.php

On the docker run line like this:

docker run --name myadmin -d --link mysql_db_server:db -p 8080:80 -v /some/local/directory/config.user.inc.php:/etc/phpmyadmin/config.user.inc.php phpmyadmin

See the following links for config file information:

Usage behind a reverse proxy

Set the variable PMA_ABSOLUTE_URI to the fully-qualified path (https://pma.example.net/) where the reverse proxy makes phpMyAdmin available.

Environment variables summary

  • PMA_ARBITRARY - when set to 1 connection to the arbitrary server will be allowed
  • PMA_HOST - define address/host name of the MySQL server
  • PMA_VERBOSE - define verbose name of the MySQL server
  • PMA_PORT - define port of the MySQL server
  • PMA_HOSTS - define comma separated list of address/host names of the MySQL servers
  • PMA_VERBOSES - define comma separated list of verbose names of the MySQL servers
  • PMA_PORTS - define comma separated list of ports of the MySQL servers
  • PMA_USER and PMA_PASSWORD - define username and password to use only with the config authentication method
  • PMA_ABSOLUTE_URI - the full URL to phpMyAdmin. Sometimes needed when used in a reverse-proxy configuration. Don't set this unless needed. See documentation.
  • PMA_CONFIG_BASE64 - if set, this option will override the default config.inc.php with the base64 decoded contents of the variable
  • PMA_USER_CONFIG_BASE64 - if set, this option will override the default config.user.inc.php with the base64 decoded contents of the variable
  • PMA_CONTROLHOST - when set, this points to an alternate database host used for storing the phpMyAdmin Configuration Storage database database
  • PMA_CONTROLPORT - if set, will override the default port (3306) for connecting to the control host for storing the phpMyAdmin Configuration Storage database database
  • PMA_PMADB - define the name of the database to be used for the phpMyAdmin Configuration Storage database. When not set, the advanced features are not enabled by default (they can still potentially be enabled by the user when logging in with the zero conf (zero configuration) feature. Suggested values: phpmyadmin or pmadb
  • PMA_CONTROLUSER - define the username for phpMyAdmin to use for advanced features (the controluser)
  • PMA_CONTROLPASS - define the password for phpMyAdmin to use with the controluser
  • PMA_QUERYHISTORYDB - when set to true, enables storing SQL history to the phpMyAdmin Configuration Storage database. When false, history is stored in the browser and is cleared when logging out
  • PMA_QUERYHISTORYMAX - when set to an integer, controls the number of history items. See documentation. Defaults to 25.
  • MAX_EXECUTION_TIME - if set, will override the maximum execution time in seconds (default 600) for phpMyAdmin ($cfg['ExecTimeLimit']) and PHP max_execution_time (format as [0-9+])
  • MEMORY_LIMIT - if set, will override the memory limit (default 512M) for phpMyAdmin ($cfg['MemoryLimit']) and PHP memory_limit (format as [0-9+](K,M,G))
  • UPLOAD_LIMIT - if set, this option will override the default value for apache and php-fpm (format as [0-9+](K,M,G) default value is 2048K, this will change upload_max_filesize and post_max_size values)
  • HIDE_PHP_VERSION - if defined, this option will hide the PHP version (expose_php = Off). Set to any value (such as HIDE_PHP_VERSION=true).

For usage with Docker secrets, appending _FILE to the PMA_PASSWORD environment variable is allowed (it overrides PMA_PASSWORD if it is set):

docker run --name myadmin -d -e PMA_PASSWORD_FILE=/run/secrets/db_password.txt -p 8080:80 phpmyadmin

Variables that can be read from a file using _FILE


For more detailed documentation see https://docs.phpmyadmin.net/en/latest/setup.html#installing-using-docker

Please report any issues with the Docker container to https://github.com/phpmyadmin/docker/issues

Please report any issues with phpMyAdmin to https://github.com/phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin/issues