Synology already supports phpMyAdmin having made it downloadable via Package Center. In today’s article I want to teach you how to install the Docker version of phpMyAdmin which will help you connect to the Docker version of the MariaDB database. phpMyAdmin is a free and open source administration tool for MySQL and MariaDB. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install phpMyAdmin on your Synology NAS using Docker.
Install Container Manager via Synology “Package Center”. If you run an older DSM version (under 7.2), search for Docker instead of Container Manager.
Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Once you click on User-defined script, a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:
- General: In the Task field type in Install phpMyAdmin. Uncheck the “Enabled” option. Select root User.
- Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
- Task Settings: Check “Send run details by email“, add your email then copy paste the code below in the Run command area. After that, click OK.
docker run -d --name=phpmyadmin \
-p 2500:80 \
-e PMA_HOST=YOURNASLOCALIP \
-e PMA_PORT=3306 \
--restart always \
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value of PMA_HOST and add your own LOCAL NAS IP.
After you click OK on STEP 4 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.
After you click OK, type in your DSM Password then click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.
After you click Submit on STEP 5, select your “Install phpMyAdmin” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install phpMyAdmin – click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂
The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:2500 Connect to your MariaDB using root as Username and add the Password you have chosen at STEP 5 in the MariaDB article. Click Log in. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: If you don’t want to use MariaDB as a database, you can go for MySQL and use root as Username and the Password you have chosen at STEP 5 in the MySQL article. Click Go. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: If you want to run the phpMyAdmin container over HTTPS, check my guide on How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update the phpMyAdmin container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
Note: How to Schedule Start & Stop For Docker Containers.
Note: How to Activate Email Notifications.
Note: How to Add Access Control Profile on Your NAS.
Note: How to Change Docker Containers Restart Policy.
Note: How to Use Docker Containers With VPN.
Note: Convert Docker Run Into Docker Compose.
Note: How to Clean Docker.
Note: How to Clean Docker Automatically.
Note: Best Practices When Using Docker and DDNS.
Note: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.
Note: Find out the Best NAS Models For Docker.
Note: Activate Gmail SMTP For Docker Containers.
This post was updated on Tuesday / December 5th, 2023 at 10:30 PM