phpMyAdmin - apache configuration issue

Brandon Tomlinson brandon.tomlinson at RACKSPACE.COM
Mon Jan 25 15:05:39 UTC 2016

Howdy folks!

Additionally, phpmyadmin usually tosses the original file in /etc/phpmyadmin as well

$ apt-file list phpmyadmin | grep "/etc/"
phpmyadmin: /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf <—— thats the ticket
phpmyadmin: /etc/phpmyadmin/
phpmyadmin: /etc/phpmyadmin/
phpmyadmin: /etc/phpmyadmin/
phpmyadmin: /etc/phpmyadmin/lighttpd.conf
phpmyadmin: /etc/phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin.desktop
phpmyadmin: /etc/phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin.service

Copy or link that into your conf-available then a2enmod it.

-Brandon, out!
(blame typos on autocorrect)

On 1/25/16, 7:49 AM, "ubuntu-users-bounces at on behalf of Karl Auer" <ubuntu-users-bounces at on behalf of kauer at> wrote:

>On Mon, 2016-01-25 at 07:38 -0500, william drescher wrote:
>> /etc/apache2/conf-available does not have phpmyadmin.conf but 
>> there is a phpmyadmin.conf in /etc/dbconfig-common
>That file has nothing to do with the web server; it is just the
>phpmyadmin setup.
>You has to be a configuration stanza for phpmyadmin in the Apache
>configuration. If there isn't one, Apache is "disconnected" from
>phpmyadmin; there is no way for Apache to know about phpmyadmin, and you
>will get exactly the symptoms you have described.
>One way forward (short of purging and reinstalling Apache too) would be
>to copy the phpmyadmin.conf file out of /etc/apache2/conf-available on
>the production server and stick it in /etc/apache2/conf-available on the
>misbehaving server. Edit it if necessary, but it will probably be fine
>as is, it's quite generic. Then make a link to it
>in /etc/apache2/conf-enabled and restart Apache.
>Regards, K.
>Karl Auer (kauer at
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