phpMyAdmin is a free software tool written in PHP, intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the Web.

You can easily add it to your Lando app by adding an entry to the services top-level config in your Landofile.

Supported versions

Patch versions

This service does not support patch versions but if you really need something like that you could consider using either a custom compose service or a service overrides.


Here are the configuration options, set to the default values, for this service. If you are unsure about where this goes or what this means we highly recommend scanning the services documentation to get a good handle on how the magicks work.

Also note that the below options are in addition to the build steps and overrides that are available to every service.

    type: phpmyadmin:4.7
    hosts: []
      config: SEE BELOW
      environment: SEE BELOW

Connecting to database services

You will need to list the database services you want to be able to access via phpmyadmin. Note that the services in this list should be other MySQLy services in your application. They can be discovered by running lando info.

Note that PhpMyAdmin is designed specifically for MySql and MariaDB type databases

You will likely be sad if you try to use a non-MySQL-ish database.

Here is an example of a Landofile's services config that connects to two mysql database backends called mysql57 and mysql8.

    type: phpmyadmin
      - mysql57
      - mysql8
    type: mysql:5.7
    type: mysql:8

Using custom phpmyadmin config file

You can override the default phpmyadmin config by setting a custom phpMyAdmin config file as below.

A hypothetical project

|-- config
|-- .lando.yml

Landofile's phpmyadmin config

    type: phpmyadmin
      config: config/


There are also serveral various envvars exposed by the underlying image we use that you can set to further customize how your PhpMyAdmin works. These are not officially supported so we highly recommend you do not alter them unless you know what you are doing. Even then YMMV.

That said, you will need to use a service override to take advantage of them like so:

  type: phpmyadmin
    - database
      PMA_ARBITRARY: when set to 1 connection to the arbitrary server will be allowed
      PMA_HOST: define address/host name of the MySQL server
      PMA_VERBOSE: define verbose name of the MySQL server
      PMA_PORT: define port of the MySQL server
      PMA_HOSTS: define comma separated list of address/host names of the MySQL servers
      PMA_VERBOSES: define comma separated list of verbose names of the MySQL servers
      PMA_USER: define username to use for config authentication method
      PMA_PASSWORD: define password to use for config authentication method
      PMA_ABSOLUTE_URI: define user-facing URI

Getting information

You can get connection and credential information about your phpmyadmin instance by running lando info. It may also be worth checking out our accessing services externally guide.


If you are interested in a working example of this service that we test on every Lando build then check out

Additional Reading

Guides and Tutorials

Advanced Usage

Known Issues


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