Litespeed (OLS) phpmyadmin access - Error 404 after installing SSL..?

Aaargh! Just lost an entire post during login - please fix your sessions, DO!</rant>

I have an Ubuntu 18.04, Wordpress, MySQL, Litespeed OLS installation and had access to my phpmyadmin via the IP address. I installed the SSL and got that setup and running and now I can’t figure out how to configure OLS to access my phpmyadmin.

I’ve tried putting a static context on the OLS VH to redirect */phpmyadmin/ to the phpmyadmin directory on the server, but I just get the Wordpress 404 error.

Obviously I’m missing something, but I don’t know what.

Any ideas? I’m new to Litespeed server (pls note: NOT using Apache or Nginx, and articles describing how to configure them haven’t been helpful).

Thanks in advance for your help with this!

Regards, Justin


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Have you tried using a subdomain like

OK, Eric helped me with the solution - many thanks for your time and attention, Eric!

We’re in Litespeed Server Admin: Virtual Host > Context > Static

It seems that the URI and the Location don’t quite work the way the tooltips imply - which is that <Location> is appended to the <URI>.

In fact, the Location (which is the directory you’re mapping to) needs to include the directory name itself (not just the path to the directory it’s in).

Example: URI: /phpmyadmin/
–> this is what’s appended to your VH domain, i.e. what the user accesses:

Location /var/www/phpmyadmin/ –> NOT /var/www/

(These are default locations for the DO image I downloaded, YMMV).

Summary: tooltips need updating, plus a How-to maybe?! Thanks!


Do you mean issue now is visiting phpmyadmin and return a 404 page?

It maybe faster to help you with the issue on LiteSpeed Community on Slack

You can direct message me @eric, or just post your question in random channel.

Best, Eric

Hi @digitalocean1918664677468e,

LiteSpeed does provide an wordpress+openlitespeed+MariaDB+CertBot+phpmyadmin solution image on Marketplace.

So you can just launch and play with it in few minutes.

If you want to manually setup a phpmyadmin context, please see example settings below:

  • URl: /phpmyadmin/
  • Accessible: Yes
  • Index Files: index.php
  • Access Allowed: *
  • Enable Rewrite: No
  • Rewrite Inherit: No

Best, Eric

Hey Justin,

I understand your frustration but (I may be wrong) whoever signs a SSL cert signs it for the requested domain… not the IP address. Please try it with the domain for the droplet.

I hope this helps, Bud Manz