Apache & phpMyAdmin installation in Mint 17

Open terminal and run

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install apache2 php5 libapache2-mod-auth-mysql php5-mysql mysql-server
sudo apt-get install php5-gd phpmyadmin php5-curl
sudo reboot

For symbolic links, you need to edit /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf file adding the next lines after DocumentRoot /var/www/html

Options FollowSymLinks Indexes
AllowOverride None

PS. Quotes does not show so look the picture!
symbolic-links