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Top 8 MySQL Management Tools

A large percentage of small to medium sized websites depend on Mysql server to support their db infrastructure. Working with it is as easy is saying it and for some reason there are numerous web and non-web administration software written specifically to manage a Mysql server and sites running on it. This article lists quite a few of them which you may find useful.

  1. NG-Admindesigned for the content management of MySQL databases. It allows the user to browse, add, edit, and delete data. It is somewhat similar to phpMyAdmin, but specializes in editing the content of Web sites, not the database structures. Its features are very easy to use and highly tunable.
  2. PHP Mini SQL Admina light, standalone script for accessing MySQL databases. It is intended for Web developers.
  3. FlashMyAdmin – Flash-based MySQL administration project. It features multiple database management, import/export (SQL, XML, CSV), internationalization, and help. It also allows video, audio, images, and movieclip files to be shown directly within the interface.
  4. phpMyAdmin a tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the Web. It can create, rename, and drop databases, create/drop/alter tables, delete/edit/add fields, execute any SQL statement, manage keys on fields, create dumps of tables and databases, export/import CSV data and administrate one single database and multiple MySQL servers.
  5. jspMyAdmin – a clone of the very popular phpMyAdmin, but written in JSP. It provides MySQL database administration over the Web.
  6. RUIDB – a simple tool for working with MySQL using a Web browser. It was made to enable users with little knowledge of MySQL to add/edit/delete/view table rows. It is also a nice tool for admins or Web site authors.
  7. KooDB – a MySQL database administration frontend that features an intuitive interface. It aims to give substantial control over MySQL without adding all the complicated options of phpMyAdmin.
  8. MySQL Administrator – a powerful visual administration console for MySQL, which allows the user to easily administer their MySQL environment, and gain better visibility of how their databases are operating. It is available with native GUI interfaces for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

There are others but who cares once you get used to administration via command line, nothing comes even close to beating it.

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