Cannot get phpmyadmin to work

Posted October 10, 2018 3.6k views

I am trying to set up a web server. Everything works fine except for the mysql/phpmyadmin, i cannot sign in and i just get “ #1045 - Access denied for user ‘root’@'localhost’ (using password: YES)”

Please help me as i have been trying to figure this out for a couple of hours now,

i have also tried making new droplets and setting up phmyadmin on them and they wont work eithher

what am i doing wrong??

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What password are you using at the login prompt of phpmyadmin? It needs to be MySQL’s root password. Which if it’s the default one, it’s blank. Make sure you change it to a strong password.

by Mark Drake
phpMyAdmin is an application that allows users to interact with MySQL databases through a web interface. This tutorial covers the process of installing and securing phpMyAdmin on an Ubuntu 18.04 server.
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