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What’s phpMyAdmin?

phpMyAdmin is a free software tool written in PHP and HTML, intended to handle the administration of MySQL (and MariaDB) via a local website specifically made for that purpose, phpMyAdmin allows database administrators to do most of the common operations on MySQL and also MariaDB.

What can I do with phpMyAdmin?

Frequently used operations when managing databases, like dealing with tables, columns, relations, indexes, users, permissions, etc, can be performed via the friendly GUI (Graphical User Interface) provided by phpMyAdmin, while you still have the ability to directly execute any SQL statement on the CLI (Command Line Interface).

Let’s start using phpMyAdmin

The logical requirement is to have both PHP and also MySQL (or MariaDB) already installed on your system, otherwise it make no sense to install phpMyAdmin.