how do I move phpmyadmin away from the root url?
for example instead of typing: mysite.com/phpmyadmin
i want it to be more secure by making it a few directories down ?
or is there another way of hiding phpmyadmin?
I'd highly recommend you lock PHPMyAdmin down to one IP address, while blocking everything else. This way, you -do not- need to worry about security. If your computer gets hacked, they might have access, so I'd recommend still having a good secure password to login. :)
If you want the perfect security system of all, don't use PHPMyAdmin and use MySQL through an app like Sequel Pro (on the Mac) and go through a SSH tunnel with a certificate. That would be very hard to get through... and personally, this is what I do. :)