Configuring phpmyadmin with nginx

Install the php dependencies

apt-get install phpmyadmin php5-fpm

Modify /etc/nginx/sites-available/default and add the following at the end of the server section

location ^~ /phpmyadmin {
    alias /usr/share/phpmyadmin/;
    index index.php index.html index.htm;

    location ~ \.php$ {
        fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+\.php)(/.+)$;
        fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php5-fpm.sock;
        fastcgi_index index.php;
        include fastcgi_params;

To restrict access to a certain IP, add the following just below the index line that you have just added…

deny all;

enable mcrypt extension

php5enmod mcrypt

restart nginx & php5

service restart nginx
service restart php5-fpm