Having issue with connecting DB cluster with phpmyadmin

I have installed phpmyadmin in my centos8 droplet, and created an db cluster with same private network, I could connect db cluster through centos8 droplet terminal, however, I couldn’t use phpmyadmin to connect the db cluster.

I am using a “Legacy – MySQL 5.x” user to connect, and I have the following in my

$i++; $cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘host’] = ‘’;

How make this work? What am I missing? Thanks


additional information: I’m getting “mysqli_real_connect(): (HY000/2002): Permission denied” error while connecting the db cluster using phpmyadmin

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Hi there,

In your PHPmyAdmin config, you need to also specify the database port as the Managed Databases run on a non-standard port.

Another thing that could be causing the problem is if you’ve installed PHPmyAdmin with apt install phpmyadmin, as this installs a very old version of PHPmyAdmin which is not compatible with the latest MySQL version.

Instead, you could install PHPmyAdmin manually and get the latest version:

Let me know how it goes. Regards, Bobby