How to Increase the Timeout in PHPMyAdmin

If you have VPS and happen to be running phpMyAdmin then you may have ran into the following:

No activity within 1440 seconds; please log in again

This can be a bit frustrating if you happen to be working on something at the time. The following guide will walk your through the steps of increasing your session timeout from within phpMyAdmin.


Extending Session Timeout


You can increase the session timeout in phpMyAdmin simply by following these steps:

  1. Login to phpMyAdmin
  2. Select “Settings” from the top navigation bar
  3. Click “Features”
  4. Locate the “Login cookie validity” field
  5. Change the value for this field to something greater than 1440



  • 0 Users Found This Useful
Was this answer helpful?

Related Articles

Adding a MySQL user to a database

How do I Add a User to a MySQL Database? You can easily add a user to specific MySQL...

Application Cannot Connect to Database

What causes an application cannot connect to database error? There are several things that...

Creating a MySQL Database

How do I Setup a MySQL Database in cPanel? Setting up a database for your website can be done...

Creating a MySQL User

How Do I Create A MySQL User In cPanel? To create a MySQL user follow the guide below.  This...

Definition of Databases Icons

The Database section in cPanel allows you to administer every aspect of your MySQL database....