Manage MySQL databases through Virtualmin working fine, but with phpmyadmin databases are not showing


I have a problem with phpmyadmin. When users (or root) makes a database through Virtualmin (on Centos 6.3) they can manage these databases.

But when they login trough phpmyadmin the cannot see those databases. I tried to uninstall this script and install it again, but with no results.

Is this a common problem with the combination of virtualmin / centos 6.3 / phpmyadmin?

I have same problem, please le me know if u find an fix. Thx

http://yourdomain.tld/phpmyadmin/Documentation.html#linked-tables is where you can read more about making the changes permanently.I think this has to do with the new version of the phpmyadmin script and not with virtualmin/webmin

Here is a temp fix, once you reboot, the changes go back to not showing databases.

  • type a list of all your databases on a notepad (text editor or your choice)
  • select/copy all databases names from the notepad
  • go to http://your.doamin.tld/phpmyadmin
  • click on Settings -> Features
  • find “Show only listed databases” and paste your db names on there
  • click save

Your preferences will be saved for current session only. Storing them permanently requires phpMyAdmin configuration storage. (http://yourdomain.tld/phpmyadmin/Documentation.html#linked-tables)

I have not done the permanent fix yet, I just discovered this by mistake. Good luck! Let us know if you do, thx

Can anyone post instruction on how to permeant show all databases please? Thx


Just go to your phpmyadmin folder and edit the file “”

Search for the line :

$cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘only_db’] = Array(‘NAMEOFYOURDB’);

and change it to :

$cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘only_db’] = Array(’%’);

Log out then log in to phpmyadmin, you should now see all DBs of your domain user.

Enjoy :slight_smile:

@ librasoft Thanks a bunch, that did it, I really appreciated and it could not be simpler than that lol