Managing Your Database Using phpMyAdmin


phpMyAdmin is a useful tool, written in PHP, to manage the administration of MySQL via a web browser. It provides a graphic user interface for MySQL.

The most frequently used operations are supported by the user interface, though you still have the ability to directly execute any SQL statement.

phpMyAdmin can be accessed via your cPanel or Plesk control panel.


Log into cPanel and click the phpMyAdmin icon in the Databases section.


See the directions on how to access Webadmin. The Webadmin icon takes you to phpMyAdmin for MySQL databases.

Browsing Databases

To view the structure of your databases, simply click on the database name in the left column of the home page. Alternatively, you can click on the databases tab along the top of the screen.

Clicking on the name of the database shows the structure of the database. The structure shows individual table names which make up your database.

Once you have selected a database, you can browse it by clicking the 1st icon under action (beside the table name) while in the structure view.

The Browse view displays rows of data within the database.
Navigate through the rows of data by clicking the > or >> buttons; or choose a page number from the drop-down box.

Viewing MySQL Processes

You can view the current MySQL processes by selecting the Status tab while at the home page of phpMyAdmin.

To kill a process, click the kill link to the left of the process ID number.


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