This note covers the necessary steps to get started, including the installation of MariaDB via the App Center, enabling MySQL, and setting up default username and password. Whether you’re planning to administer your databases through phpMyAdmin or Workbench, this guide will provide you with a step-by-step instructions.

Install MariaDB via App Center


Enabling MySQL


QNAP Default Username/Password for MySQL

The default username for MySQL on your QNAP is “root” and the default password is “admin“.In case you changed the password of root and forgot what it was; In the “Applications” → “SQL Server” page a “Reset root password” will allow you to reset it to it’s defaults.


Also, you need to install phpMyAdmin in order to administer your databases with a web browser.

My helpful screenshot

Access: http://<ip of your Qnap>/phpMyAdmin


Another option would be Workbench. MySQL Workbench provides data modeling, SQL development, and comprehensive administration tools for server configuration, user administration, backup, and much more.

Note! By default, MariaBD only allows connections from localhost. In order to allow connections from remote hosts, you have to add a user that is allowed to connect from something other than ‘localhost’.


GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON . TO ‘root’@’192.168.100.%’ IDENTIFIED BY ‘my-new-password’ WITH GRANT OPTION;

This commant grants user ‘root’ permissions to connect from anywhere on the LAN.


Bear in mind that only the user admin is allowed to connect via ssh to your Qnap device - if ssh is enabled.