When I try to use phpMyAdmin I keep getting an error, “#2013 - Lost connection to MySQL server during query.” My site is still up and running with the MySQL which means the database is not down itself.
I got it to work for me. I tried it in a different browser and it worked normally.
+1 for the different browser solution. When I set up my db and user, I could not log into PMA with Firefox. I confirmed that the un and pw were correct by logging in via shell and connecting to MySQL from cli. Pulled up PMA in IE instead and logged in just fine.