PHP is necessary
For this guide, you will need to have PHP installed, if you don't install it, check this guide: PHP


Download phpMyAdmin last version and extract it to html folder in nginx. Rename it phpmyadmin and check in the below example if you have same file hierarchy. Full path: C:\Users\username\scoop\apps\nginx\current\html

 ┣ 📂conf
 ┣ 📂conf.original
 ┣ 📂contrib
 ┣ 📂docs
 ┣ 📂html
 ┃ ┣ 📂phpmyadmin
 ┃ ┃ ┣ 📂doc
 ┃ ┃ ┣ 📂...
 ┃ ┣ 📜50x.html
 ┃ ┣ 📜index.html
 ┃ ┗ 📜info.php
 ┣ 📂html.original
 ┣ 📂logs
 ┣ 📂logs.original
 ┣ 📂temp
 ┗ 📜nginx.exe

Configure nginx.conf

PHP Service
Here, I suppose you have installed php-nts with scoop and create php8.2 Service with NSSM.If you want to use another version of PHP, it's not a problem, just check port 9082 to change it if you use anoter.

You will need to add some infos to nginx.conf (you will find it where scoop install NGINX C:\Users\username\scoop\apps\nginx\current\conf\nginx.conf) for phpMyAdmin.

For default server (server_name localhost;) block

  • index.php to location / block
  • location ~ \.php$ block (see example for complete block)

NGINX configuration example

You have update nginx.conf, so you need to restart NGINX Service:

sudo nssm restart nginx

In any browser, at http://localhost/phpmyadmin, you have to see phpMyAdmin welcome page

Configure phpMyAdmin (optional)

cp C:/Users/$env:UserName/scoop/apps/nginx/current/html/phpmyadmin/ C:/Users/$env:UserName/scoop/apps/nginx/current/html/phpmyadmin/

In C:/Users/$env:UserName/scoop/apps/nginx/current/html/phpmyadmin

// blowfish_secret is just a token for phpMyAdmin
$cfg['blowfish_secret'] = 'xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx';

/* Authentication type */
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_type'] = 'cookie';
// Add this line to stay connected during one week
$cfg['LoginCookieValidity'] = 604800;

To generate blowfish_secret, you can use pwgen with WSL.

sudo apt install pwgen ; pwgen -s 32 1

If you update LoginCookieValidity, you need to update session.gc_maxlifetime in current php.ini

// line ~1400
session.gc_maxlifetime = 604800