IPADDRESS/phpmyadmin/ 404 error

  • Posted November 13, 2015
  • PHP

I’m using Putty for Windows with Ubuntu 14.04.3. I can’t access my IPaddress/phpmyadmin/ even though I already have it installed on my server and I’ve restarted apache2 as recommended in another post on here.


I ran into “403 Forbidden you don’t have permission” on my Fedora droplet. This is how I accessed mine. But if your getting 404 you might have another problem. This is what I did.

Ubuntu may have different file locations.

After I installed phpmyadmin, I had the file phpMyAdmin.conf installed in /etc/httpd/conf.d/

In the section <IfModule mod_authz_core.c> I added:

Require ip myipaddress

Add your public IP address from where you are connecting from and try that.

I don’t know how secure this is, so I delete this line before I log out when I’m done fiddling with my database.

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  • What does your Apache configuration look like for the virtual host that’s associated with the account you’re trying to access? (to keep things neat, please use PasteBin and submit the link in a follow-up post)

  • Have you verified that the paths & files are owned by the user associated with the account?

  • Have you checked for hidden files, such as .htaccess in your directories? One slight configuration error and .htaccess can wreak havoc!

  • Have you checked to make sure that the path you’re trying to access is part of the path actually configured and associated with your virtual host? It’s an easy mistake to make, trust me :-).