When using trying to use phpMyAdmin in cPanel with MariaDB, you receive the following errors which prevent you from using phpMyAdmin:
"The MySQL server is currently offline"
Error encountered while fetching data: The MariaDB server is running with the --skip-grant-tables option so it cannot execute this statement
This issue is caused by MariaDB being unable to run a statement when the
skip-grant-tables option is enabled in
[21:43:34 root ~]cPs# egrep skip /etc/my.cnf
my.cnf should allow MariaDB to execute the statement stated in the error message and allow access to phpMyAdmin.