Find out what phpMyAdmin is, exactly what it’s useful for and the reasons why you will need it for your sites.
phpMyAdmin is a feature-rich tool developed in PHP, which shall provide you with total control of a MySQL database. You could do practically anything - create fields, rows and tables, remove them or alter their data, export or import a whole database or just a particular part of it, and execute MySQL commands. The tool is very important in case you want to switch hosting providers, as you can effortlessly generate a full backup of a database in different formats (SQL, CSV, XML). You shall end up with a single file containing the whole content of the database, so you may download it from the current provider, upload it to the hosting server of the new one and import it via the same tool on their end. Your site shall look exactly the same, because all script applications store their content within a database. With phpMyAdmin you can also conveniently search and replace content of your choice across the entire web site - a word, an expression or a link, for example.
phpMyAdmin in Shared Hosting
phpMyAdmin is available as part of our Linux shared hosting packages and you will be able to access it at any time through your Hepsia Control Panel. All databases that you set up in the account shall be listed in alphabetical order in the MySQL Databases section of the CP and all it shall take to access any of them will be to click on the small phpMyAdmin icon, which will be on the right side of each database. You'll not have to type in any information, as you'll be logged in automatically in a new Internet browser tab. If you prefer to sign in by hand instead of going through the CP, you'll be able to do that using our direct phpMyAdmin login page where you'll have to type in the database account information. This option is useful if you need to offer access to a certain database to some third party, such as a web designer.