PhpMyAdmin :: SQLite failed to open/create session database

This is usually a bug in the PhpMyAdmin configuration, whenever you receive the following error when accessing PhpMyAdmin either from WHM or cPanel, follow the steps given below for a fix

Warning: session_write_close() [function.session-write-close]: open(/var/cpanel/userhomes/cpanelphpmyadmin/sessions/sess_uPSQAGVEZx2uuePd7SpsgTHJ6X7, O_RDWR) failed: No such file or directory (2) in /usr/local/cpanel/base/3rdparty/phpMyAdmin/navigation.php on line 85

Manually edit /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/etc/phpmyadmin/php.ini file as follow:

1)Login to shell of the server using root login details and open the file “/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/etc/phpmyadmin/php.ini” using vi or any other editor.

2) Search for the [Session] variable & underneath it, change the following

session.save_handler = sqlite
session.save_path =/var/cpanel/userhomes/cpanelphpmyadmin/sessions/phpsess.sdb
session.save_handler = files
session.save_path = /tmp

By default, PhpMyAdmin uses sqlite as as the file handler, but it needs to be changed to files & the location of the session files to be stored needs to be changed to /tmp which is the standard/default place to store temporary files

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