Forbidden :you Don’t Have Permission To Access /phpmyadmin On This Server

The error message "Forbidden: You don’t have permission to access /phpmyadmin on this server" usually occurs when the server restricts access to the specified directory or file. To resolve this issue, you can try the following steps:

  1. Double-check the URL: Ensure that you are using the correct URL to access phpMyAdmin. It should be something like http://localhost/phpmyadmin or

  2. Check file/folder permissions: Make sure the permissions for the phpMyAdmin directory and its files are set correctly. You can set the directory permissions to 755 and files to 644 using the following command:

chmod -R 755 /path/to/phpmyadmin
chmod 644 /path/to/phpmyadmin/*.php

Replace /path/to/phpmyadmin with the actual path to your phpMyAdmin installation.

  1. Verify Apache configuration: Ensure that the Apache configuration file (usually located at /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf or /etc/apache2/apache2.conf) allows access to the directory. Look for the <Directory> directive related to phpMyAdmin and make sure it allows access. For example:
    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride All
    Require all granted
  1. Restart Apache: After making any changes to the Apache configuration file, restart the Apache server for the changes to take effect. Use the following command:
sudo service apache2 restart
  1. Check for other access restrictions: If you are using a hosting provider, they may have additional security measures in place that are blocking access to phpMyAdmin. In such cases, you may need to contact your hosting provider for assistance.

If none of the above steps resolve the issue, it’s possible that there is a more specific configuration or permission issue on your server. In that case, you may need to consult with a system administrator or technical support for further assistance.

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