Managing Your Database Using phpMyAdmin
Working with databases can be a complex and confusing process. Fortunately, phpMyAdmin provides an easy-to-use and easy-to-understand interface to administer your database(s). phpMyAdmin is available through your Bluehost cPanel under the databases section.
phpMyAdmin is a software tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL via a web browser. phpMyAdmin supports a wide range of operations with MySQL.
phpMyAdmin can be accessed via your cPanel and is integrated with your Bluehost hosting account.
- Creating a database & database user
- Viewing the home screen
- Selecting the Database
- Browse the Database
- View MySQL Processes
Before you can get started using phpMyAdmin, you must create your database from within the Bluehost cPanel. Please see How to Create and Delete MySQL Databases and Users for specific instructions on creating databases and database users.
These steps explain how to access phpMyAdmin.
- Click the Advanced tab from the side navigation menu to the left. Then, click cPanel.
- Scroll down and locate the Databases section, and click phpMyAdmin.
- Log in to your Bluehost control panel.
- Click the Advanced tab from the side navigation menu to the left.
- Under the Database section, select phpMyAdmin.
- From the list of databases, select the database for your WordPress site.
On the phpMyAdmin home page, you will see options such as Collation, Language, and Font size. There are also links to Documentation, wiki, and the official homepage for phpMyAdmin.
To view the structure of your databases, simply click on the database name in the left column of the home page. Alternatively, you may click on the Databases tab at the top of the screen. Clicking on the name of the database shows the structure of the database. The structure shows individual table names that make up your database.
Once you have selected the database, click the 1st icon (browse) under the action beside the table name while in the structure view. The Browse view displays rows of data in the database (if applicable). There is also a link to 'Create PHP Code' based on the current view. To navigate through the rows of data, you may need to click the > or >> buttons or choose a page number from the drop-down box.
You may view the current MySQL processes running by selecting the Processes tab while on the home page of phpMyAdmin. To kill a process, simply click the 'kill' link to the left of the process id number.
Performing Common Functions in phpMyAdmin
Searches & SQL Queries
- Import and Export a MySQL Database using SSH
- Import and Export a MySQL Database using PHP MyAdmin
- Rename a MySQL Database
- Copy a MySQL Database