GeekSpeek.org: HOWTO: Installing phpMyAdmin on Linux

[ Thanks to Rick
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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