phpMyAdmin is an extremely popular, free and open source tool intended to easily handle the administration of MySQL with the use of a web browser. It can perform a variety of tasks in order to efficiently manage web databases. With this helpful step-by-step guide, we will build a solid understanding of the core capabilities of phpMyAdmin.
If you are new to phpMyAdmin this is the perfect companion for getting you off to a flying start. No previous experience with phpMyAdmin is required as you will be guided through downloading and installing it on your system. After installation we will explore the use of top features and the vibrant online community surrounding phpMyAdmin.
The amount of things that you can do with phpMyAdmin is overwhelming, so the quick start guide will show you how to create your very first tables. The list of resources will help you to become familiar with the phpMyAdmin community, which is a valuable part of any Open Source project. Finally, you will see how to use five key features of phpMyAdmin - including browsing, searching, and changing data, exporting to Excel, and creating relations between tables - that will allow you to perform simple tasks to learn the basics and set off on your own.
Get to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks. This starter will develop the reader's knowledge of phpMyAdmin through a series of easy to follow, logically structured chapters covering a series of core tasks.
Who this book is for
If you are new to MySQL or wish to simplify managing your databases, this will provide you with an excellent path into a potentially tricky subject.