Why is phpMyAdmin getting "Error in processing request Error code: 500 Error text: Internal Server Error"

I am running a CentOS 7 server with Nginx. phpMyAdmin is installed and working except some of the browser UI features are not working.

When I attempt to use the Search tab I get “Error in processing request Error code: 500 Error text: Internal Server Error”. I am able to run a query from the SQL tab.

I also get this error when clicking the Export tab.

I have read numerous online posts and everything appears to be setup correctly.

I am hoping someone can assit me in finding a resolution.

All help is appreciated.

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February 8, 2023

Hello @tonyrhoades

You can start by checking the Nginx error log file as 500 internal server error will usually indicate issue with the web-server in this case Nginx

We also have an article for installing phpMyAdmin on CentOS 7 which you can check here


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February 4, 2023

Hey @tonyrhoades,

I’ll recommend you to check the PhpMyAdmin error logs, they should be somewhere in the /var/log folder. Check the logs for specific errors and we can take it from there.

Additionally, check Nginx’s error log as well, you might find something useful there.

Once you have the error from the logs, you can post it here so that we can further assist you in the matter.

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