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Why is phpmyadmin localhost down at times? I can't access it. Is there any way to solve this problem? I've already put it to online mode, and started all the services, but still it doesn't work. I also tried restarting all the services. I even end the process of wampserver and started it again, but no luck.

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What error messages do you get? What do the logs say? What does running another PHP script do? –  Dennis Williamson Jan 31 '10 at 1:18
    
it said the page cannot be found –  user28233 Feb 17 '10 at 4:11

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Don't configure it for localhost. Use the IP address 127.0.0.1 instead. It's common to have problems resolving localhost on shared systems.

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Despite this question sounding like it belongs on serverfault, you should not be posting non-programming related questions here (read this OP's question which got a very important answer)..but anyway...Sounds like a security issue, are you sure you have this set up. I had to go through the security hoopla with xampp where after installing it, it checked to see if the security is set and prompts a password to be set prior to joining the 'realm' everytime I access my localhost website, ie. I have to authenticate to get access.

Hope this helps, Best regards, Tom.

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Well my answer would be simply to not use phpmyadmin. It only makes sense to use on remote systems where you or the admins dont want to allow remote db access. If youre working locally then use a GUI app (HeidiSql, Navicat, SequelPro, Mysql Workbench etc.).

Not really an answer i suppose just a reccomendation :-)

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I personally prefer phpMyAdmin to a desktop app. –  ceejayoz Jan 31 '10 at 21:24

This is interesting. Your PHP script works sometimes but not others. Have you noticed any pattern? Any specific time of day that it doesn't run?

When the PHPMyAdmin stops working, is your webserver still serving static HTML pages? Like Dennis, I'm also curious if any logs are generated from Apache or (this is a longshot) from the Windows logs, in case the PHP user isn't allowed to login during a specific time or something like that.

Please update with more information!

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there's no specific time that it cannot run, but mostly in the afternoon. (gmt taipei) it only works again when I reboot the whole system, and it really sucks –  user28233 Feb 17 '10 at 4:12

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