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To install phpPgAdmin, install the phppgadmin packages in Official Repositories.


Ensure you do not have an older copy of phppgadmin.

rm -r /srv/http/phppgAdmin

Copy the example configuration file to your httpd configuration directory.

cp /etc/webapps/phppgadmin/apache.example.conf /etc/httpd/conf/extra/httpd-phppgadmin.conf

Add the following lines to /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf:

# phpPgAdmin configuration
Include conf/extra/httpd-phppgadmin.conf

Add the following lines to /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf:

# Use for PHP 5.x:
LoadModule php5_module        modules/
AddHandler php5-script php

Add index.php after "DirectoryIndex index.html"

# DirectoryIndex: sets the file that Apache will serve if a directory
# is requested.
<IfModule dir_module>
    DirectoryIndex index.html index.php

In /usr/share/webapps/phppgadmin/.htaccess, comment out deny from all. The line should look like this:

#deny from all

Otherwise you'll get an error similar to "Error 403 - Access forbidden!" when you attempt to access your phppgadmin installation.

Your /etc/httpd/conf/extra/httpd-phppgadmin.conf should have the following information:

Alias /phppgadmin "/usr/share/webapps/phppgadmin"
        <Directory "/usr/share/webapps/phppgadmin">
                AllowOverride All
                Options FollowSymlinks
                Order allow,deny
                Allow from all

Open your /etc/php/php.ini and go to the line containing open_basedir and add the path(s) to your phppgAdmin installation so it has the following:


For example, mine contains the following:

open_basedir = /srv/http/:/home/:/tmp/:/usr/share/pear/:/usr/share/webapps/phppgadmin:/etc/webapps

You need the pgsql module, so uncomment in /etc/php/php.ini:


Accessing your phpPgAdmin installation

Finally your phppgadmin installation is complete. Before start using it you need to restart your apache server by following command:

# systemctl restart httpd.service

You can access your phppgadmin installation using the following url:




Note: 'localhost' is your hostname.

If you want to access it using:


in '/etc/httpd/conf/extra/httpd-phppgadmin.conf' change:

Alias /phppgadmin/ "/usr/share/webapps/phppgadmin/"


Alias /phppgadmin "/usr/share/webapps/phppgadmin"

Lighttpd Configuration

The php setup for lighttpd is exactly the same as for apache. Make an alias for phppgadmin in your lighttpd config.

 alias.url = ( "/phppgadmin" => "/usr/share/webapps/phppgadmin/")

Then enable mod_alias, mod_fastcgi and mod_cgi in your config ( server.modules section )

Update open_basedir in /etc/php/php.ini and add "/usr/share/webapps/".

 open_basedir = /srv/http/:/home/:/tmp/:/usr/share/pear/:/usr/share/webapps/

Make sure lighttpd is setup to serve php files, Lighttpd#FastCGI

Restart lighttpd and browse to http://localhost/phppgadmin/index.php

NGINX Configuration

Also similar to apache configuration (and Lighttpd, for that matter).

Create a symbolic link to the /usr/share/webapps/phppgadmin directory from whichever directory your vhost is serving files from, e.g. /srv/http/<domain>/public_html/

 sudo ln -s /usr/share/webapps/phppgadmin /srv/http/<domain>/public_html/phppgadmin

You can also setup a sub domain with a server block like so (if using php-fpm):

 server {
         server_name     phppgadmin.<domain.tld>;
         access_log      /srv/http/<domain>/logs/phppgadmin.access.log;
         error_log       /srv/http/<domain.tld>/logs/phppgadmin.error.log;
         location / {
                 root    /srv/http/<domain.tld>/public_html/phppgadmin;
                 index   index.html index.htm index.php;
         location ~ \.php$ {
                 root            /srv/http/<domain.tld>/public_html/phppgadmin;
                 fastcgi_pass    unix:/var/run/php-fpm/php-fpm.sock;
                 fastcgi_index   index.php;
                 fastcgi_param   SCRIPT_FILENAME  /srv/http/<domain.tld>/public_html/phppgadmin/$fastcgi_script_name;
                 include         fastcgi_params;

Troubleshooting Login disallowed for security reasons

If extra login security is true, then logins via phpPgAdmin with no password or certain usernames (pgsql, postgres, root, administrator) will be denied. Only set this false once you have read the FAQ and understand how to change PostgreSQL's pg_hba.conf to enable passworded local connections.

 # nano /usr/share/webapps/phppgadmin/conf/

change the following line

 $conf['extra_login_security'] = true;


 $conf['extra_login_security'] = false;

Troubleshooting Access Denied (403)

You will need to edit the .htaccess file located at



  Allow from <ip>

where <ip> is your current ip (or use if you are on the same box) and then

# systemctl restart httpd

in order to access phppgadmin.