phpMyAdmin showing a 500 error after a WHM/cPanel upgrade

I did an upgrade to WHM/cPanel server today. Moved it to the latest cPanel software and did an easyApache upgrade to the latest php 5.3.

All worked smoothly until I launch phpMyAdmin. No worky, dang.

This one had me puzzle for a while. The crazy part is that I couldn’t find an error in the log.

Turns out.. that when the upgrade happened, because it’s now php 5.3, the phpMyAdmin config file doesn’t set a time zone.

The trick is to locate the php.ini used by the cPanel phpMyAdmin version.

It’s in /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/etc/phpmyadmin/

Look for date.timezone and set it to a valid timezone.

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