Upgrade phpMyAdmin

Last updated: January 12, 2023
Audience: All UW

This page will show you how to back up any existing data, remove your old phpMyAdmin installation, and install the latest software in your UW Web space.

About the Current Version

Versions change often, usually due to security patches, and it is important to try and maintain a recent version of the application.

Currently supported releases of phpMyAdmin can be found here: phpMyAdmin downloads

See the phpMyAdmin news and the change log for complete change information.

How To Upgrade

Follow these instructions to upgrade the software in your account:

    1. Log into your web development server using a terminal emulator. If you’re not sure how to do this, click here for instructions.

  • Change into your public_html directory:

    cd public_html

  • Move your old phpMyAdmin installation to safe location:

    mv -v phpmyadmin ~/phpmyadmin-bak

  • Follow the phpmyadmin installation instructions to install the latest software.
  • If there are any files that you expressly made for your previous phpMyAdmin installation, you can now copy them to the new program directory.
  • Once you verified that your new install worked, you can go ahead and remove the backup files:

    cd ~
    rm -R phpmyadmin-bak