After you connect, follow these steps:
Update the VPS
# apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
Note that if you get a window with “Postfix Configuration” then choose the first option “No configuration” with your arrow keys and press enter.
Install mysql and phpmyadmin
# apt-get install mysql-server phpmyadmin
- The first window will ask you to choose a password for your mysql administration “root” user, this is not the same as your SSH root user so please type in a unique password here. Repeat the password on next window.
- The second window will ask you to select your web server, use your arrow keys to go to apache2 and press your spacebar to select it, a star symbol will mark the selection. Hit enter to continue.
- Choose Yes on the next window and then enter your mysql root password and hit OK. Enter your password on the next 2 windows as well.
- The installation should be completed, you can now go to http://yourVPSip/phpmyadmin and login with the username root and the password you set in step 1
After you login to phpmyadmin for the first time it will give you a warning about the extension mcrypt not being installed. To fix this go back to SSH and run these commands:
# php5enmod mcrypt
# service apache2 restart