Accessing a Database with phpMyAdmin

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Accessing a Database with phpMyAdmin

Last updated September 13th, 2010

phpMyAdmin is a free software tool intended to handle the administration of MySQL via a browser. phpMyAdmin supports a wide range of operations with MySQL. The most frequently used operations are supported by the user interface (managing databases, tables, fields, relations, indexes, users, permissions, etc), while users also have the ability to directly execute any SQL statement. phpMyAdmin also makes it easy to backup and restore databases.

Step by Step

SiteHost enables phpMyAdmin for the databases created using the Control Panel. Follow these steps to use phpMyAdmin with your database:

  1. Click "All MySQL servers".

  2. Click the server which has the database you want to access.

  3. A link to phpMyAdmin will appear in the list of databases in the right-hand column. See Figure 1.

  4. Click the link "phpMyAdmin" - a new browser window will open.

  5. You will be prompted for a username and password. Enter the username and password of a valid user that has been added to the database.

  6. Click "OK". phpMyAdmin will load. For instructions on how to use phpMyAdmin see the official documentation.

Figure 1

phpMyAdmin


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