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PhpMyAdmin returning 404, Ubuntu 18.04 LEMP Stack

I have a droplet serving five websites using Nginx reverse proxy. Everything is working fine, however after installing PhpMyAdmin I’m getting a 404 Not Found error. (http://mysite.com/phpmyadmin)

My nginx error log looks like this:

root@lamp-tor1-01:/usr/share# tail -f /var/log/nginx/error.log

2020/05/09 14:20:33 [error] 32547#32547: *57 directory index of “/var/www/” is forbidden, client: 198.84.238.174, server: 165.227.46.52, request: “GET / HTTP/1.1”, host: “165.227.46.52” 165.227.46.52, request: “GET /phpmyadmin HTTP/1.1”, host: “165.227.46.52” 2020/05/09 14:44:34 [error] 32547#32547: *124 open() “/usr/share/phpMyAdmin” failed (2: No such file or directory), client: 198.84.238.174, server: 165.227.46.52, request: “GET /phpmyadmin HTTP/1.1”, host: “165.227.46.52” 2020/05/09 14:46:37 [error] 32547#32547: *129 open() “/usr/share/phpMyAdmin”

My /etc/nginx/sites-available/default Server Block is as follows:

server {
        listen 80 default_server;
        listen [::]:80 default_server;

        root /var/www;

        index index.php index.html index.htm index.nginx-debian.html;

        server_name 165.227.46.52;

        location / {
                try_files $uri $uri/ =404;
        }

        location ~ \.php$ {
                include snippets/fastcgi-php.conf;
                fastcgi_pass unix:/run/php/php7.0-fpm.sock;
        }

        location ~ /\.ht {
                deny all;
        }
}

My symbolic link looks like this:

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 21 May 9 15:01 phpmyadmin -> /usr/share/phpmyadmin

All of my sites are working fine with their domains, however if I try and access my ip i get a 403 forbidden error. Maybe this is related, I don’t know.

I know that this is not a new topic, but I have gone through all examples on this message board, and I’m unable to fix it. I have reset my symbolic link, and I have tried a few different configurations of my default server block. I also contacted customer support, but they are responding every 4 days now, and they just give me a link to a tutorial on how to install PhpMyAdmin, which I’ve obviously tried a few times. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!


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Just to help anyone else stuck on this. I had the wrong version of fastcgi_pass unix:/run/php/php7.0-fpm.sock; because I copied the exact same file from the tutorial. Mine was php7.4 not 7.0, changed in the server block and phpmyadmin loaded no problems

Hi @xar86413,

Looking at the log, it seems like the following path or symlink can’t be found “/usr/share/phpMyAdmin” :

2020/05/09 14:44:34 [error] 32547#32547: *124 open() “/usr/share/phpMyAdmin” failed (2: No such file or directory), client: 198.84.238.174, server: 165.227.46.52, request: “GET /phpmyadmin HTTP/1.1”, host: “165.227.46.52”

This is either a permissions issue or the folder is indeed not there. Please do check it out with the following command

/usr/share/phpmyadmin

If it isn’t, I’ll recommend reinstalling the service following this tutorial step by step exactly how it’s written as it seems something was missed during the configuration:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-secure-phpmyadmin-with-nginx-on-an-ubuntu-18-04-server#step-2-—-changing-phpmyadmin’s-default-location

Regards, KDSys