How To Stop Phpmyadmin

In this blog post, we will discuss how to stop the phpMyAdmin service, a popular web-based administration tool for managing MySQL databases. There could be various reasons why you might want to stop phpMyAdmin, such as performing maintenance tasks, troubleshooting, or simply to save resources on your server.

Stopping phpMyAdmin on a Linux-based System

phpMyAdmin is not a standalone service but is usually served by a web server like Apache or Nginx. To stop phpMyAdmin, you need to stop the web server it is running on. The process of stopping the web server may differ slightly depending on the server software and Linux distribution you are using. Below we have outlined the general steps for stopping the web server on a Linux-based system.

Step 1: Identify the Web Server Software

First, you need to know which web server software is running on your system. You can use the following command to list all the installed services on your system:

systemctl list-units --type=service

Look for services like apache2.service, httpd.service, or nginx.service in the list. This will help you identify the web server software that is installed on your system.

Step 2: Stop the Web Server Service

Once you have identified the web server software, you can stop the service using the ‘systemctl’ command. The command format is as follows:

sudo systemctl stop <service-name>

Replace ‘<service-name>’ with the service name you identified in Step 1. For example, if you are using Apache and the service name is ‘apache2.service’, the command would be:

sudo systemctl stop apache2.service

Alternatively, if you are using Nginx and the service name is ‘nginx.service’, the command would be:

sudo systemctl stop nginx.service

Stopping phpMyAdmin on a Windows-based System

On Windows-based systems, phpMyAdmin is usually served by a web server like Apache. Therefore, to stop phpMyAdmin, you need to stop the Apache service. Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Open the Services Management Console

Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box. Type services.msc and press Enter or click OK. This will open the Services Management Console.

Step 2: Stop the Apache Service

Find the Apache service in the list (usually named ‘Apache2.4’ or similar). Right-click on the service and select ‘Stop’. This will stop the Apache service and consequently stop phpMyAdmin as well.


In this guide, we have discussed how to stop phpMyAdmin by stopping the web server service it is running on. The process may vary slightly depending on your server software and operating system, but the steps outlined here should provide a general idea of how to accomplish this task.