How to Use phpMyAdmin to Develop A Website

Even without any prior MySQL experience, a web developer who is not proficient in creating websites from scratch can nonetheless create a website using phpMyAdmin.

IT professionals with a basic understanding of Apache, PHP, and MySQL are the target audience for this article.


A free, open-source database client called phpMyAdmin (PMA) can be used to communicate with MySQL databases rapidly. Because it is graphical and written in PHP, you can perform commands through your browser without logging in to the server. If you have no prior SQL experience, you may still simply construct and manage a website.

To show how to use phpMyAdmin, a database called TestWebhosting with a single table named Employees will be created and utilized in this post.


Installing PHPMyAdmin on a server is a simple process. You must have MySQL and PHP open for it to function. Complete guidelines are available on their official website.

Use this URL to access phpMyAdmin: http://localhost/phpmyadmin. Use the root access to log in. Make more users and give them access only when necessary.


For the majority of operations, including creating, viewing, and modifying tables, PhpMyAdmin offers visual interfaces. Let’s review the features that phpMyAdmin offers.

You can view all of the information about your MySQL server in the database server section on the right side of the screen.

In the other two sections on the lower right side, you can also see the version of phpmyadmin you are currently running as well as the MySQL client you have.

After that, the list of databases to which the current user has access appears on the upper left side of the page.

The list of all the databases that are accessible and manageable is located under the databases tab. To control a database, click on it.

Create a Database

Type the database name; TestWebHosting, Click on Create.

The database is created.

Create a Table

Type the Table name: Employee and Click Go.

To add values in the table, Type the names of the employees and Click Go.

SQL query

At the top the next tab is SQL. You can run MySQL queries from here.


In the export tab, you use it to export your table. Select the export method, and the Format then click Go.


The import tab is used to import files into your database are saved locally.


You can create new accounts, edit permissions from the privileges tab as desired.


The Operations tab is used to configure phpMyAdmin the way you would like to use it.


From the  Search button, generate a search query for the chosen table.


By clicking the Structure button, a new page will open that shows the database table’s structure. Choose the operation you would like to execute.


In the Insert tab, you can add more rows and columns to the tables in MySQL server and click Go.


To delete a table, use the Drop button, it deletes the whole table and all the records stored in it.


By using the  Empty button, all data contained in a table is removed without deleting the table.


Besides being more interactive with its visual interface, phpMyAdmin has some nice extras, such as importing and exporting Excel and XML files, and a tool that generates a PDF image of your database schema.

Unlike many standalone MySQL admin tools, phpMyAdmin does not autocomplete code. So unless you are already an expert developer who relies on writing complex SQL queries, phpMyAdmin is an ideal tool.

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