Web Host phpMyAdmin Support

phpMyAdmin is a web interface to the popular database MySQL, and is written in PHP. phpMyAdmin comes installed with many web hosting accounts, but can be installed yourself if not.

phpMyAdmin allows you to login to an administration section and manage your databases, browse their data, run SQL commands, and backup the structure and data stored in your MySQL databases.

Because of its power (including the ability to drop SQL tables and delete databases), you need to ensure the password is set correctly. You might also want to protect the directory using htaccess files.

If your web host has not pre-installed phpMyAdmin it may be downloaded from the official phpMyAdmin website.

Alternatives to phpMyAdmin include MySQL Front, Webmin and SQLyog.