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GeekSpeek.org: HOWTO: Installing phpMyAdmin on Linux

Feb 05, 2004, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Nicholas)

[ Thanks to Rick Nicholas for this link. ]

"phpMyAdmin is a utility written in PHP which is intended to aid in the administration of a MySQL server, either locally, or over the WWW. It is maintained through the hard work and dedication of the folks at The phpMyAdmin project, and is currently available in 47 different languages.

"Some of its current capabilities include the ability to create and drop databases, create , drop, and alter tables, execute SQL statements, delete, edit, and add fields, manage keys on fields, and manage privileges. In addition, it has the ability to export your data in a number of different formats. phpMyAdmin is an excellent tool and will make the life of any MySQL database administrator much more enjoyable.

"This short tutorial assumes you already have Apache, MySQL, and PHP installed correctly and functioning, and will not cover those installations. Also, the machine being used for this example is running Fedora Core 1, so your mileage may vary depending on your Linux distro of choice and how the above mentioned packages were installed, however, unless you did something strange, you should find most installs similar. Lastly, it assumes you can use a text editor for basic editing tasks..."

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