May 2024 only! Join our Discord free of charge.

Lightning-fast WordPress on Nginx

Adminer Bundled For Easy MySQL Management

The very lightweight Adminer script is now included by default in all SlickStack installations, hosted as a single adminer.php file under the /var/www/meta/ directory.

This “hidden file” approach means a cleaner public web root, and less room for attacks and exploits. It uses the Nginx alias feature to point requests to to the /var/www/meta/adminer.php file without frontend users even realizing it.

We have been testing this feature for the past several weeks with great success, and it is not also linked in the SlickStack drop-down menu in WP Admin Dashboard.

The benefit of Adminer vs. phpMyAdmin are numerous but the main reason we chose it is because it is so lightweight — merely a single PHP file. Unlike phpmyadmin it does not require any Ubuntu packages to be installed, nor any configuration either. It simply works out-of-the-box as a PHP file accessed from the server frontend, without any security drawbacks too.

SlickStack hopes to eventually become a sponsor of the Adminer project if possible, as we have relied on it and recommended it for many years!

About the Author

Jesse Nickles

Jesse is the lead developer for the SlickStack project and also for HoverCraft, the accompanying free WordPress theme. He has been customizing WordPress for both personal websites and SEO clients for over 15+ years, with a focus on simplicity and longevity.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Thanks to our generous sponsors for their support!