phpMyAdmin is a free software tool written in PHP that is intended to handle the administration of a MySQL or MariaDB database server. You can use phpMyAdmin to perform most administration tasks, including creating a database, running queries, and adding user accounts.
Currently phpMyAdmin can:
create, browse, edit, and drop databases, tables, views, columns, and indexes
display multiple results sets through stored procedures or queries
create, copy, drop, rename and alter databases, tables, columns and indexes
maintenance server, databases and tables, with proposals on server configuration
execute, edit and bookmark any SQL-statement, even batch-queries
load text files into tables
create 1 and read dumps of tables
administer multiple servers
add, edit, and remove MySQL user accounts and privileges
check referential integrity in MyISAM tables
using Query-by-example (QBE), create complex queries automatically connecting required tables
create PDF graphics of your database layout
search globally in a database or a subset of it
transform stored data into any format using a set of predefined functions, like displaying BLOB-data as image or download-link
track changes on databases, tables and views
support InnoDB tables and foreign keys
support mysqli, the improved MySQL extension see 1.17 Which Database versions does phpMyAdmin support?
create, edit, call, export and drop stored procedures and functions
create, edit, export and drop events and triggers
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Currently phpMyAdmin supports following shortcuts:
k - Toggle console
h - Go to home page
s - Open settings
d + s - Go to database structure (Provided you are in database related page)
d + f - Search database (Provided you are in database related page)
t + s - Go to table structure (Provided you are in table related page)
t + f - Search table (Provided you are in table related page)
backspace - Takes you to older page.
A word about users¶
Many people have difficulty understanding the concept of user management with regards to phpMyAdmin. When a user logs in to phpMyAdmin, that username and password are passed directly to MySQL. phpMyAdmin does no account management on its own (other than allowing one to manipulate the MySQL user account information); all users must be valid MySQL users.