enter image description hereIn Ubuntu 16.10 freshly installed LAMP server and installed PHPMYADMIN when i open localhost/phpmyadmin I'm getting HTTP 500 error PHP version 5.6 MySQL Version 14.14 Dist rib 5.7.16 Apache 2 version 2.4.18 and i have tried almost all the solutions that i got online none worked

Even if I install all of the other packages except this one and try to install phpmyadmin, it returns a 500 server error.

Thank you

  • Apart from phpmyadmin can you serve other pages from /var/www/html? – George Udosen Dec 2 '16 at 5:59

Let's try installing PhpMyAdmin dependencies. I presume you're using PHP 7.

sudo apt-get install php-mbstring php7.0-mbstring php-gettext

then restart Apache

sudo apache2 restart

  • did that, its still the same – BlackBerry Nov 12 '16 at 16:04
  • Im using both php7 and php5.6 – BlackBerry Nov 12 '16 at 16:06

You should check your /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf.


php_admin_value open_basedir /usr/share/phpmyadmin/:/etc/phpmyadmin/:/var/lib/phpmyadmin/:/usr/share/php/php-php-gettext/:/usr/share/javascript/:/usr/share/php/tcpdf/:/usr/share/doc/phpmyadmin/:/usr/share/php/phpseclib/ in apache.conf.

Now change the /usr/share/php/php-php-gettext/ to /usr/share/php/php-gettext/

  • phpmyadmin works fine with php7 but magento doesnt so when i change it php5.6 its still the same – BlackBerry Dec 2 '16 at 17:25
  • Go to /var/log/apache2/error.log . What are the errors you are getting? – rajthakur Dec 3 '16 at 5:23

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