Mastering phpMyAdmin 2.11 for Effective MySQL Management

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  • Common reasons for installing PhpMyAdmin
  • Managing multiple servers on single copy of PhpMyAdmin
  • Securing your PhpMyAdmin installation
  • Upgrading your PhpMyAdmin installation
  • Managing databases, data table structures, and indexes to create efficient databases
  • Administering MySQL users and privileges
  • Getting server and database statistics
  • Generating better documentation of evolving table structures

Along the way you will build a more detailed understanding of SQL and how it works in MySQL.


PhpMyAdmin is a well known and popular open-source tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the Internet. Currently it can create and drop databases, create/drop/alter tables, delete/edit/add fields, execute any SQL statement, and manage keys on fields. While most MySQL developers use routine features of phpMyAdmin every day, few are aware of the power and potential of its advanced features. This book builds a solid understanding of the core capabilities of phpMyAdmin before walking you through every facet of this legendary tool.

MySQL is the most popular open-source database, used by millions of developers and supporting numerous large dynamic websites and applications. MySQL acquired this wide popularity by virtue of its open-source nature, performance, reliability, robustness, and support for various platforms. This popularity has also been helped by the existence of phpMyAdmin, the industry-standard administration tool that makes database management easy for both the experienced developer and the novice.

The powerful graphical interface that it provides to MySQL has made phpMyAdmin an indispensable tool for MySQL and web developers. Every phpMyAdmin user can benefit from unlocking the full potential of this powerful application. Whether you are an experienced developer, system administrator, web designer, or new to MySQL and phpMyAdmin, this book will show you how to increase your productivity and control when working with your databases.

  • Effectively administer your MySQL databases with phpMyAdmin.
  • Manage users and privileges with MySQL Server Administration tools.
  • Get to grips with the hidden features and capabilities of phpMyAdmin.
Page Count 340
Course Length 10 hours 12 minutes
ISBN 9781847194183
Date Of Publication 18 Mar 2008


Marc Delisle

Marc Delisle was awarded "MySQL Community Member of the year 2009" because of his involvement with phpMyAdmin. He started to contribute to the project in December 1998, when he made the multi-language version. He is still involved with phpMyAdmin as a developer and project administrator. Marc is a system administrator at Cegep de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada. He has been teaching networking, security, and web application development. In one of his classes, he was pleased to meet a phpMyAdmin user from Argentina. Marc lives in Sherbrooke with his wife and they enjoy spending time with their four children.