phpmyadmin getting HTTP 500 error

Posted November 20, 2020 5.6k views
PHPUbuntu 18.04

Hi! Yesterday PHPMyAdmin was working fine on my server, but today it’s getting a 500 error.

Using Apache2 and Ubuntu 18.04

Any help is appreciated! Thank you!


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Can anyone tell why is this so that the phpMyAdmin server working perfectly fine yesterday suddenly misses a semicolon in the code? Would be great to know the reason.

please change the PHP versions and recheck!

Make sure that phymyadmin is properly installed, and you should also check whether Apache severing is serving phpmyadmin.

Try these commands:

sudo ln -s /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf /etc/apache2/conf-available/phpmyadmin.conf

sudo a2enconf phpmyadmin.conf 

sudo service apache2 reload
  • I executed all commands but did not get success.

    Everything is running fine except PHPMyAdmin.

    I download the latest dump of MySQL from the command line.

    Yesterday it was working fine. I have two droplets on digitalocean. it was working well till yesterday but today both displaying the same error HTTP Error 500" when I trying to access PHPMyAdmin.

Hi there @sharmanavdeep,

The error is reporting that the login.php file is not present at the /usr/share/phpmyadmin/ folder. You can check if this is indeed the case by running the following command:

  • ls -lah /usr/share/phpmyadmin/

What I usually recommend is to install PHPmyAdmin manually rather than via apt as that way you will have full control on where and how it is installed, you would also get the latest version.

You can follow the steps on how to do that here: