phpMyAdmin Privileges tab missing


from Dreamhost, I’m trying to use phpMyAdmin to set User privileges, but the tab is missing!?
I’ve already adjusted the ‘allowable host’ to “%” for my user, but can’t find or use ‘root’ which may be why?

(The whole reason I’m trying is I need to access my mySQL database, hosted on DreamHost, from multiple computers, but when I try anything but on the one where I created it I get an error:
"The database connection was not found, contact the system administrator. Connection: conn_mysql"
I was pointed to this article for fixing the issue, but can’t follow if missing the privileges tab! )