What's phpMyAdmin? What is its function? Why will your websites need it?
phpMyAdmin is a feature-rich tool written in PHP, which will offer you total control over a MySQL database. You may do literally anything - create fields, rows and tables, delete them or change their data, export or import an entire database or just a certain part of it, and execute MySQL commands. The tool is necessary when you need to switch web hosting companies, due to the fact that you can conveniently generate a full backup of a database in several formats (SQL, CSV, XML). You will end up with a single file which contains the entire content of the database, so you can easily download it from the present provider, upload it to the web server of the new one and import it through the same tool on their end. Your website will look exactly the same, simply because all script applications store their content inside a database. With phpMyAdmin you may also easily search and replace content of your preference across the whole website - a word, an expression or a link, for example.
phpMyAdmin in Hosting
You will be able to use phpMyAdmin to access any database you create in a hosting
account acquired from our company as we provide the tool by default with all of our packages. Once you sign in to your Hepsia web hosting CP and create a new database in the MySQL Databases section, a little phpMyAdmin icon shall appear on its right-hand side. All it takes to log in immediately is to click on that icon and the tool shall open in a new web browser tab, so that you can manage the database content. This is also the way to import a database if you are moving your site from another host company to our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. The other way to log in to a database is if you use our direct phpMyAdmin login URL, but you have to know the DB username and password. This option will permit you to provide access to any database to other individuals, without granting them access to the entire Internet hosting account.
phpMyAdmin in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server
package from our company, you'll be able to access phpMyAdmin to control any MySQL database you create inside your account from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. A new tab will open in your Internet browser as soon as you click on the phpMyAdmin icon for a specific database and you'll be logged into the sophisticated tool automatically, so you will not have to type the database username or password. If you want to provide access to another person such as a web designer, for instance, you could give them the database login information and they'll be able to log in from a direct link to phpMyAdmin, so they shall never need access to your whole hosting account. This option will allow you to keep your files and emails safe at all times.