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Aug 14, 2006, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"So many open source projects depend on MySQL that it's almost impossible for administrators and other open source enthusiasts to avoid working with at least one MySQL database. MySQL's command line interface is easy enough to use, but if you don't feel like reaching for a five-pound MySQL reference book or Googling for proper SQL syntax, phpMyAdmin is a great alternative to learning MySQL commands by heart.

"You may have access only to phpMyAdmin if you're using a hosting provider that doesn't give you shell access to work with MySQL. Either way, phpMyAdmin can cut down on the amount of time it takes to administer MySQL databases or create new ones..."

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