PHP My Admin Issue

Posted on 2011-11-01
Last Modified: 2013-11-13
I'm using phpMyAdmin 3.3.9

I can not access the database via a browser URL....I know I need to edit something in the php.ini file but can't seem to pinpoint it. Does anyone know what I need to enable in the php.ini file to allow me to access the DB via a web browser?
Question by:wantabe2
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    You don't have to do anything in php.ini - you need to edit in the PHPMyAdmin installation directory, or use the startup "wizard" they provide.
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    From Documentation.txt to use the wizard:

          + Instead of manually editing, you can use the Setup
            Script. First you must manually create a folder config in the
            phpMyAdmin directory. This is a security measure. On a Linux/Unix
            system you can use the following commands:

            cd phpMyAdmin
            mkdir config                        # create directory for saving
            chmod o+rw config                   # give it world writable permissions

            And to edit an existing configuration, copy it over first:

            cp config/           # copy current configuration for editing
            chmod o+w config/     # give it world writable permissions

            On other platforms, simply create the folder and ensure that your web
            server has read and write access to it. FAQ 1.26 can help with this.

            Next, open setup/ in your browser. Note that changes are not saved to
            disk until explicitly choose Save from the Configuration area of the
            screen. Normally the script saves the new to the config/
            directory, but if the webserver does not have the proper permissions
            you may see the error "Cannot load or save configuration." Ensure that
            the config/ directory exists and has the proper permissions - or use
            the Download link to save the config file locally and upload (via FTP
            or some similar means) to the proper location.

            Once the file has been saved, it must be moved out of the config/
            directory and the permissions must be reset, again as a security

            mv config/ .         # move file to current directory
            chmod o-rw          # remove world read and write permissions
            rm -rf config                      # remove not needed directory

            Now the file is ready to be used. You can choose to review or edit the
            file with your favorite editor, if you prefer to set some advanced
            options which the setup script does not provide.

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