Running phpMyAdmin is a pretty cool and sophiscated infrastructure fully built upon the PHP stack. This makes it truely easy to develop and extend the platform. comes with a built in webserver module with PHP-FPM therefore it is possible to install any PHP-App you like and run it on that platform. The following guide shows you how easy it is to install on a Mac and run wordpress on it.

Prerequisite: Up and running installation of MySQL

You will need a running installation of (>= Version 1.0.0-rc3). If you are new to this project you can easily download and follow the installation guide for your specific OS.

After the setup has finished the is up and running and you can call the welcome page with


By default, is configured to run on port 9080 in order to not to affect any existing webserver installations. You can easily change that in the /opt/appserver/etc/appserver.xml just by going to section

<server name="http"

and change the port within that section for example to 80. After that restart the which can be done with the following command.

sudo /opt/appserver/sbin/appserverctl restart

Of course there is no need to change the port if you only want ot check out the capabilities of this incredible platform.


Download the latest phpMyAdmin release from

After successfully unpacking the phpmyadmin sources into the webapps folder within your appserver installation you should correct the rights of the phpmyadmin folder to ensure phpmyadmin is able to write to the configuration.

chmod -R 775 /opt/appserver/webapps/phpmyadmin/

Please note that we renamed the folder to lower case just for a more convenient handling.

Now you are able to login into your phpMyAdmin installation just by opening the following URL in your favourite browser.


Just log in with your MySQL credentials and you are able to administer your database.

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