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Q. You don’t have permission to access /phpmyadmin/ on this server

Posted by hneelu on February 20, 2009

I have installed wamp on machine A. When I am on the local server that I installed it on I can access PHPMyAdmin from or http://localhost/phpmyadmin
But I want to be able to access it from my computer and when I type in IP address of the Server I can see the pages I have put in but when I type, PHPMyAdmin comes up saying
You don’t have permission to access /mysql/ on this server.

Go to C:\wamp\alias. Open the file phpmyadmin.conf and add

Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
Allow Override all
Order Deny,Allow
Deny from all
Allow from
Allow from MACHINE_IP


73 Responses to “Q. You don’t have permission to access /phpmyadmin/ on this server”

  1. Kate said

    I’ve been having this problem for hours! Unfortunately this, like the half dozen other fixes I’ve found online and on forums, does not solve the issue!

    When copy/pasting this particular code my localhost suddenly is unable to load and my WAMP icon is more than half-way yellow. :/

    “The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.

    The network link was interrupted while negotiating a connection. Please try again.”

    I don’t know if it’s better or worse that I’m getting a different error than 403

    • hneelu said

      Revert back the changes made.
      Now stop the wamp server, make the changes, and then start it again.

      Also check if the directory is correct. In the phpmyadmin.conf file check the directory path in line 1
      Alias /phpmyadmin "c:/wamp/apps/phpadmin3.1.1/"
      Directory "c:/wamp/apps/phpadmin3.1.1/"

  2. Travis said

    Check the alias file to ensure the phpmyadmin alias link is directed to the proper directory. It seems the latest version of WAMP has included phpmyadmin3.1.3 but still has the old alias to 3.1.1 listed.

    • Fred said

      Excellent! Helped me out, copied the fixes found on the net willy nilly without checking phpmyadmin.conf was pointing to the right directory.

      Saved my day!

  3. Mamba said

    Thank you for the tip.

    I’ve wasted several hours trying to figure that out WampServer2.0h, and without your tip probably several more.

    They’ve included phpMyAdmin, but in the


    it was:


  4. Pali Madra said

    The error in the phpmyadmin.conf has been fixed. But still I cannot access phpmyadmin ;-(

  5. Melangeaddict said

    My solution became rather apparent after reading about a hundred of these.

    I was trying to set up a phpmyadmin WAMP server for my work, and found that I could access all the information over the localhost address, but not when I put in the ip address. However, I finally found my solution was in the wamp/alias/phpmyadmin.conf file.

    Open the file with notepad or wordpad if it is unreadable in notepad, and follow the instructions. Make these changes in the text:

    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
    AllowOverride all
    Order Allow,Deny
    Allow from all
    Allow from

    and then the KEY TO IT ALL!!!!! IS TO RESTART WAMP!!! I had done this about 5 times but never restarted. I tried it again but restarted WAMP after saving the change, and everything worked. Good luck!!

  6. Sebastien said


    • Murthy said


      I am new to phpmyadmin… I want to access the phpmyadmin from some other client with server address. Please help me to solve my prob…

      tq in advance

  7. santanu said


  8. Ravi said

    It works fine ..
    I don’t know about the windows but in linux yes..
    1) vim /etc/httpd/conf.d/phpMyAdmin.conf
    Add /modify
    Alias /phpMyAdmin /usr/share/phpMyAdmin
    Alias /phpmyadmin /usr/share/phpMyAdmin

    order deny,allow
    deny from all
    allow from all
    allow from ::1

    3) restart the httpd service
    /etc/init.d/httpd restart

    Now it should be working fine


    • gruvii said

      Ravi you are correct i that you should add


      but everyone allowing allow from all is removing all the security so anyone from outside can potentially access the server. Now if you are behind a firewall of some sort you might still be ok, but I wouldn’t risk it. You can very quickly look at the apache access logs and see what you are accessing the server as ::1 and so you need to add that into the allow. Under certain circumstances you might also have to had the name of your computer as well.

    • jayanthan said

      thanks, work like charm…

    • bmithun said

      THaaaanks a lot man …u are absolutely right πŸ™‚ worked like a magic

  9. Craig said

    Ravi – what the hell is that?! You obviously know absolutely nothing about Apache.

  10. Joel said

    The problem is probably in apache, add this to httpd.conf and exit and restart. Check the directory for your situation.

    AllowOverride All
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all

    good luck

  11. Joel said

    AllowOverride All
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all

  12. Joel said

    AllowOverride All
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all

    remove the asterix..

  13. Joel said


    Directory “c:/wamp/apps/phpmyadmin3.1.3”>
    AllowOverride All
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all

    add to front and end..hope this will get through, as code works a bit strange here.

  14. Joel said

    Well I give up πŸ˜‰ add > and < to end and front, good luck

  15. Mikoko said

    This works as long as you restart WAMP for the changes to take effect.

  16. Dumi said

    when i logon to my project called “aaa” the wamp server says “You don’t have permission to access /aaa/< on this server" as a 403 forbidden error.

    and i have created the database too.

    Can anyone help me to solve this problem.
    any replies send to duminda.dkp@gmail.com

    Thanks & regards,

  17. sk wazid hussain said

    Hii.. nice … i have the same access problem and using this code i solve my problem. thanks….

  18. Imran said

    I had the same problem, what I did was I went to the WAMP tool icon, right clicked on it and clicked “Put Online” and that worked for me.

  19. Orangetree said

    This worked great for me!


  20. vijith said

    on the system tray icon
    we have to put the server online by pressing the “Put Online”.


    left click the wamp server icon and put online and the restart all services

  21. vijith said

    on the system tray icon
    we have to put the server online by pressing the “Put Online”.


    left click the wamp server icon and put online and then restart all services

  22. euna lessca said

    Thank you for this forum also to Melangeaddict! It works in my wamp! Thanks a lot!

  23. Murthy said


    How can i access any phpmyadmin from hosted server…what are needed changes i need to change in hosted server to other clients can able to connect to my phpmyadmin server.

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  29. nam said

    thanks everyone

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    AllowOverride All
    Order allow,deny
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    It works for me on Win Seven! Thanks a lot

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  33. moz said

    Won’t ‘allow from all’ mean anyone on the internet can access my phpmyadmin folder

    I see these things from my logs: – – [xx/Aug/2011:xx:xx:xx] “GET /phpMyAdmin/scripts/setup.php HTTP/1.1” 404 226 “-”
    I did not have phpmyadmin installed then, but doesnt that show hackers are automatically scanning for phpmyadmin installations that have ‘allow all’ ?

  34. vellerefondis said

    Melangeaddict I just want to say THANK YOU INDEED, i was wandering why i had this error for months, because when i first launched wamp it was working… Thank you again

  35. Serhiy said


  36. khmweb said

    I could correct the problem by setting

    cgi.force_redirect to 1 in the php.ini.

  37. notinportant said

    Thanks a lot for your help, It also worked here!

  38. mainota said

    Melangeaddict, thanx man you saved my day

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  48. Nick said

    I had the same problem showing this error:
    #1045 – Access denied for user ‘root’@’localhost’ (using password: NO)
    I believe my problem was coming from the fact that my mysql server was password protected.

    I found a documentation.html file in the phpMyadmin subdirectory in the wamp>apps directory.
    This file shows you a step by step of how to set this up but basically all I had to do is open the config.inc.php file int he phpmyadmin directory and there are lines that look like this:

    $cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘user’] = ‘root’;
    $cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘password’] = ‘ ‘; <—- ADD PASSWORD HERE!!!

    I just added my password and I was able to go to phpMyadmin after restarting.

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