I have Windows Server 2012 R2 and IIS 8 as a Web Server and Operating System. I installed PHP 7 and it works great I could view the index.php file when created. I also installed MySQL Community Server on the system and that also works. Although when I installed phpMyAdmin to manage the MySQL database I get a 500 Internal Server Error. I configured the config.inc.php.ini file with the proper IP address for the host and enable some basic required settings but I don't know why I get a 500 Internal Server Error when I try to open the Web Site for phpMyAdmin and the error is not specific. Is there some type of why to trouble shoot this by viewing more specific details regarding the issue like enable a error log or something that could be useful to see what the issue is.
Or does anyone else know some other setting configurations that need to be set to properly view the phpMyAdmin web site to manage the MySQL database. Is it missing settings that are specific to the database and that's why it can not access the database and I get a 500 Internal Server Error.
How do I know what ip address to use for the MySQL Community Server I use the CLI for MySQL and the status command to view the settings for the MySQL database. it looks like root@localhost is what I see in the status info as the user. So could this be the issue the wrong IP address configured as the host for phpMyAdmin in the config.inc.php.ini file. Could a wrong ip address cause a 500 internal server error?