About COG - phpMyAdmin

phpMyAdmin is a free software tool written in PHP, intended to handle the administration of MySQL, MariaDB, and AWS Aroura over the Web. phpMyAdmin supports a wide range of operations including:

  • Managing databases, tables, columns, relations, indexes, users, permissions, etc.
  • Running arbitrry SQL
  • Import/Export data

COG - phpMyAdmin includes:

  • phpMyAdmin
  • 64-bit Linux
  • PHP 7.3
  • NGINX/HTTP2 (with TLS)


For bug reports, feature requests, or general questions, send an e-mail to support@cloudopsgroup.com.


  1. Launch AMI from the Amazon Marketplace
  2. Open a Web browser and type the public DNS name provided by Amazon into the URL bar.
  3. COG - phpMyAdmin does not install a local database so you'll need to enter the Database server, username, and password for an existing MySQL, MariaDB, or Aroura RDS server. You can gather this information from the RDS console or from your Database Administrator.
  4. See: phpMyAdmin User Guide to get started using phpMyAdmin.

Enable SSL/HTTP2

The easiest way to enable SSL/TLS is to attach you instance to an AWS Application Load Balancer with an Amazon Certificate Manager certificate attached to that.

You can also create your own certificate via the free Let's Encrypt project (See: Using LetsEncrypt for free certs)

Configure local Email sending

COG images come with SSMTP (a send-only sendmail emulator) installed.

To configure SSMTP to send via Gmail, you will have to edit its configuration file and enter your account settings:

## /etc/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf

# The user that gets all the mails (UID < 1000, usually the admin)

# The mail server (where the mail is sent to), both port 465 or 587 should be acceptable
# See also http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=78799

# The address where the mail appears to come from for user authentication.

# The full hostname

# Use SSL/TLS before starting negotiation

# Username/Password

# Email 'From header's can override the default domain?