I spent valuable minutes on trying to access PhpMyAdmin and all I kept getting was error messages: Invalid settings, Connection for controluser as defined in your configuration failed, etc. Of course I didn’t feel good cause the last time I got error messages like this, I ended up Uninstalling and Re-installing Xampp before I was able to access PhpMyAdmin.
I tried couple of solutions that I ran into on Stackoverflow and none worked for me. Without knowing the problem was: I didn’t even Start the MySQL Module!
“Lol” right? I saw that coming -_- . A simple but day saving solution it was to head straight to Xampp control panel, and turn on the MySQL module. After turning on the module, you’d be able to access PhpMyAdmin. But if after turning on your MySQL Module and yet you’re not able to access PhpMyAdmin, go to