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phpPgAdmin is a web-based tool to help manage PostgreSQL databases using an PHP frontend.


PhpPgAdmin requires a web server with PHP, such as Apache. To set it up, see Apache HTTP Server and Apache HTTP Server#PHP.

Install the phppgadmin package.



You need to enable the pgsql extension in PHP by editing /etc/php/php.ini and uncommenting the following line:


You need to make sure that PHP can access /etc/webapps. Add it to open_basedir in /etc/php/php.ini if necessary:

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

Web server


Create the Apache configuration file:

Alias /phppgadmin "/usr/share/webapps/phppgadmin"
<Directory "/usr/share/webapps/phppgadmin">
    DirectoryIndex index.php
    AllowOverride All
    Options FollowSymlinks
    Require all granted

    # phppgadmin raises deprecated warnings that lead
    # to parsing errors in JS
    php_flag display_startup_errors off
    php_flag display_errors off
    php_flag html_errors off

And include it in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf:

# phpPgAdmin configuration
Include conf/extra/phppgadmin.conf

By default, everyone can see the phpPgAdmin page, to change this, edit /etc/httpd/conf/extra/phppgadmin.conf to your liking. For example, if you only want to be able to access it from the same machine, replace Require all granted by Require local.


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 )

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

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


Make sure to set up nginx#FastCGI with separate configuration file for PHP as shown in nginx#nginx configuration.

Using this method, you will access PhpPgAdmin as phppgadmin.<domain>.

You can setup a sub domain (or domain) with a server block such as:

server {
    server_name     phppgadmin.<domain.tld>;
    root    /usr/share/webapps/phppgadmin;
    index   index.php;
    include php.conf;

phpPgAdmin configuration

phpPgAdmin's configuration file is located at /etc/webapps/phppgadmin/

If your PostgreSQL server is on the localhost, you may need to edit the following line:

$conf['servers'][0]['host'] = ;


$conf['servers'][0]['host'] = 'localhost';

Accessing your phpPgAdmin installation

Your phpPgAdmin installation is now 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 by going to http://localhost/phppgadmin/


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 to false once you have read the FAQ and understand how to change PostgreSQL's pg_hba.conf to enable passworded local connections.

Edit /etc/webapps/phppgadmin/ and change the following line:

$conf['extra_login_security'] = true;


$conf['extra_login_security'] = false;

Then restart postgresql.service.