In this article, we will look at how to install phpMyAdmin in a Docker container, we will also look at the syntax of the docker-compose file and install it in the same way.

    First, let's install Docker.
    Update OS packages.

    apt update

    Install the necessary packages and add a new repository:

    apt install apt-transport-https ca-certificates curl gnupg-agent software-properties-common
    curl -fsSL | sudo apt key add -
    add-apt-repository "deb [arch=amd64] $(lsb_release -cs) stable"
    Now let's update the packages with the new repository:

    apt update

    Now let's install Docker itself.

    apt-get install docker-ce docker-ce-cli

    Checking Docker version:

    docker --version

    Let's check the status:

    systemctl status docker

    If it does not start, then run:

    systemctl start docker

    And add to autorun.

    systemctl enable docker

    Install Docker Compose

    curl -L "$(uname -s)-$(uname -m)" -o /usr/local/bin /docker-compose

    Set permissions to launch.

    chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose

    Check how Docker-Compose was installed:

    docker-compose --version

    Let's create a *.yaml file for Docker-Compose.

    To navigate in the future where and what we have installed, let's create a separate folder for this project in the /home directory and go to it.

    mkdir /home/phpmyadmin && cd /home/phpmyadmin

    You can also use a different directory to host this and other projects.

    Let's use the repository to create the docker-compose.yaml file at

    Create a docker-compose.yaml or docker-compose.yml file,

    vim docker-compose.yaml
    And add the following code to it:

    version: '3.1'
        image: phpmyadmin
        restart: always
          - 8090:80
          - PMA_ARBITRARY=1


    phpmyadmin: name of your container;
    image: phpmyadmin: image from which phpmyadmin will be deployed
    8090:80 - port 8090 which we will use to connect to phpmyadmin
    restart:always - indicates that the container will be restarted when the server crashes or restarts
    PMA_ARBITRARY=1 - indicates that it is possible to connect to an arbitrary database server (How to bind a phpmyadmin panel to a specific server can be found in this article)

    Run our script (for this you need to be in the directory where our file was created. In this case, it is /home/phpmyadmin):

    docker-compose up -d
    We are waiting for the download of images, and deployment.

    We check:

    docker-compose ps

    docker ps

    To view the logs, use the command
    docker logs -f phpmyadmin

    You can also install only in docker:

    docker run -d --restart always --name phpmyadmin -e PMA_ARBITRARY=1 -p 8090:80 phpmyadmin

    To connect to PhpMyAdmin - open a browser and go to - http://YOUR_IP_SERVER:8090/

    Now we can connect the database server.
    In the Server field, enter the IP of the database server, in the Username field - the user (in this case, it is root), in the Password field - the password of the database server root user.

    If you have not yet installed a database server in Docker, then in the article How to install MariaDB in Docker we will look at how to do this, and we will see how to deploy this server, databases with phpMyAdmin.