I just installed postgresql, php5 and in particular PhpPgAdmin using Ubuntu's synaptic app. The PHP is running fine, the http server (lighttpd) is working fine, and I can do pg a the command line. The only thing that remains a mystery is PhpPgAdmin - just how does one fire it up to use it? I am clueless about the proper means of starting PhpPgAdmin; it isn't explained anywhere on the site for it. I tried typing phppgadmin at a bash command prompt, and entering "http://phppgsdmin/" and "http://localhost/phppgadmin" as wild guesses in the address bar in a browser - nothing happens. What is the secret?

BTW, i'm only serving http on localhost, doing purely private web development.

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Have you set up phppgadmin in the lighty config?

alias.url = ("/pgadmin" => "/usr/share/phpPgAdmin")

You also have to enable mod_alias in Lighty (and restart it) and then "http://localhost/pgadmin" should work ...


Did you make Apache aware of PhpPgAdmin? You need to include the following line in /etc/apache2/apache2.conf:

Include /etc/phppgadmin/apache.conf

You may also need to restart Apache for it to spring up:

sudo service apache2 reload

You should then be able to access PhpPgAdmin from the following address:


  • I'm not using apache. Does it have to run even if i'm already using lightppd? – DarenW Apr 17 '11 at 2:35
  • Sorry, my bad, I missed you weren't using Apache. I'll post another answer if I figure it out for lighttpd. – Gaff Apr 17 '11 at 3:08
  • If there's a way to run two http servers at the same time, maybe that'll be easiest just to get the darn thing up for use. – DarenW Apr 17 '11 at 3:59
  • Of course there is, you can install Apache listening on another port. – zaub3r3r Jun 15 '12 at 19:56

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