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Wamp (Cannot Access Phpmyadmin)


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I've installed WAMP so that I can test my PHP code, as the Killersites tutorials instructed. It seems to work well since I can pop open a browser, point it to localhost, and I see the results of my processed PHP code.

However, I'd also like to create a database... so, when I go to do that by clicking the WAMP icon (in the quicklaunch area) then click phpMyAdmin, it gives me this error message:


This error (HTTP 403 Forbidden) means that Internet Explorer was able to connect to the website, but it does not have permission to view the webpage.


What am I missing?

I uninstalled the 64-bit version I first had and installed the 32-bit version with the same result. (I'm running Windows Vista 64-bit, so that's why I began with WAMP 64-bit).


Thank you

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I've reserched the problem and found my solution. Something tells me that A LOT of newbies at web development are going to run into this problem.


The solution:


Left-click the Wamp icon ->

Click Apache -> Alias Directories -> http://localhost/phpmyadmin/ -> Edit alias ->


You should now be in the phpmyadmin configuration.


Change this line near the bottom:


Allow from


to this:


Allow from ::1



I was golden at this point. Hooray!

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