cpanel phpMyAdmin – Failed to initialize storage module: sqlite

Posted: March 21, 2014 in cPanel


When try to access phpMyAdmin from cPanel it is showing the following error.

Fatal error: session_start() [function.session-start]: Failed to initialize storage module: sqlite (path: /var/cpanel/userhomes/cpanelphpmyadmin/sessions/phpsess.sdb) in /usr/local/cpanel/base/3rdparty/phpMyAdmin/libraries/ on line 92


Login as root user via ssh,

open the file, /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/etc/phpmyadmin/php.ini in your favourate editor and search for the following entries in it.

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

Change the above two lines to as follows.

session.save_handler = files
session.save_path = /var/cpanel/userhomes/cpanelphpmyadmin/sessions

If the direcroty exists, remove all session files from there.

# rm -f /var/cpanel/userhomes/cpanelphpmyadmin/sessions/sess*

If the directory, /var/cpanel/userhomes/cpanelphpmyadmin/sessions does not exist, create it.

# mkdir -p /var/cpanel/userhomes/cpanelphpmyadmin/sessions

change the permission of /var/cpanel/userhomes/cpanelphpmyadmin/sessions as follows.

# chmod 1777 /var/cpanel/userhomes/cpanelphpmyadmin/sessions

Once you have done the above changes, restart apache.

# /etc/init.d/httpd restart

Try loading phpMyAdmin again…


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