Synology : Installing phpMyAdmin

19 December 2015

Logo phpMyAdminphpMyAdmin is a database management software intended to handle the administration of MySQL, MariaDB and Drizzle.
Its development began in 1998. It is now one of the most famous software to administer a database.

You will find more information about on the project site.


phpMyAdmin requires the installation of MariaDB.

It is also necessary to activate the WebStation service.

How to install phpMyAdmin on Synology NAS?

DiskStation Manager version used in this article is 5.2
This article was translated by a machine from this post written in french : Synology : Installer phpMyAdmin

Follow these steps to install this program on your Synology NAS.

Enable the php mcrypt extension

phpMyAdmin use the library mcrypt. In the Web Services interface, go to the “PHP Settings” tab.

Click the “Select PHP extension” button and locate the extension mcrypt. Check the line and validate.

Installing the extension php mcrypt

Installing the extension php mcrypt

Install the application phpMyAdmin

Open the package center and display the Utility category. Look for phpMyAdmin and start the installation.

Then open the application either via the menu or by typing http://[nas-ip]/phpMyAdmin/ in your browser, a window asking you then your information connection. The default user is root. The password is not defined, you must leave it blank.

The phpMyAdmin interface opens.

phpMyAdmin user interface

phpMyAdmin user interface

From the menu, clic the users link. Then choose a password for the user root on localhost server by clicking the Change privileges link.

Installing phpMyAdmin is completed.

You can now install software like WordPress (french post) on your Synology NAS.

How to reset a forgotten root password?

Follow the MariaDB installation tutorial for reset the root password.

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