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PhpMyAdmin is a program written mainly in PHP (also with CSS and JavaScript) for the management of website databases. phpMyAdmin is an open-source tool with a web-based interface that can be accessed via any web browser. It is created especially for the administration of MySQL databases and can be used on any operating system. Another great advantage of the phpMyAdmin is that it is available in multiple languages (currently translated in 68 languages). phpMyAdmin was initially released in 1998 and since then it has become one of the most widely used applications for the management of MySQL databases.


PhpMyAdmin Features

Using the graphic interface of PHPMyAdmin you can easily make, delete or edit databases and manage all their elements: tables with their rows and columns, indexes, fields, statements, and queries. You can control users’ permissions and administer several servers simultaneously. PhpMyAdmin will help you to easily synchronize databases and search through them, import text files and monitor changes in your databases. You can execute complex quires and SQL statements, create and edit functions, events, and triggers. With phpMyAdmin, you can back up your databases and export data into different formats including CSV (comma-separated values), SQL, XML, PDF, OpenDocument Text and Spreadsheet, Word, Excel, LATEX, etc. PhpMyAmin supports foreign keys, MySQL and InnoDB.

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