phpmyadmin error : Cannot connect: invalid settings. phpMyAdmin tried to connect to the MySQL server, and the server rejected the connection


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A few email enter my mailbox regard my last post about setting mysql root password in wampserver.

The exact message is :

Welcome to phpMyAdmin

Error

MySQL said: Documentation
Cannot connect: invalid settings.
phpMyAdmin tried to connect to the MySQL server, and the server rejected the connection. You should check the host, username and password in your configuration and make sure that they correspond to the information given by the administrator of the MySQL server.

phpmyadmin_config_file1

You already install Wampserver (any version) and I try to explain how to fix this problem.

By default wampserver will install in folder C and I’ll use that information as base of tutorial.

Open Configuration file of phpmyadmin

Go to folder :

C:\wamp\apps

you’ll see folder ‘phpmyadmin3.2.0.1‘ , value of 3.2.0.1 will be vary depend on your wampserver version.

double click that folder and find file with name “config.inc.php

phpmyadmin_config_file

Change the file

Double click ‘config.inc.php’.

Original content of the file is :

[sourcecode language=”php”]

/* Servers configuration */
$i = 0;

/* Server: localhost [1] */
$i++;
$cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘verbose’] = ‘localhost’;
$cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘host’] = ‘localhost’;
$cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘port’] = ”;
$cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘socket’] = ”;
$cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘connect_type’] = ‘tcp’;
$cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘extension’] = ‘mysqli’;
$cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘auth_type’] = ‘config’;
$cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘user’] = ‘root’;
$cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘password’] = ”;
$cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘AllowNoPassword’] = true;

/* End of servers configuration */

$cfg[‘DefaultLang’] = ‘en-utf-8’;
$cfg[‘ServerDefault’] = 1;
$cfg[‘UploadDir’] = ”;
$cfg[‘SaveDir’] = ”;

?>
[/sourcecode]

Change $cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘password’] = ”; to new value

$cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘password’] = ‘yourmysqlrootpassword’;

save the file and try access phpmyadmin.

phpmyadmin_config_file2

I hope it help 🙂

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