phpMyAdmin - A web solution for accessing a MySQL database

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1) Unzip the distribution (be sure to unzip the subdirectories) in your webserver's document root. If you don't have direct access to your document root, put the files in a directory on your local machine, and, after step 3, transfer the directory on your web server using, for example, ftp.

2) Open the file in your favorite editor and change the values for host, user, password and authentication mode to fit your environment. Here, "host" means the MySQL server. Also insert the correct value for $cfg['PmaAbsoluteUri']. Have a look at Configuration section for an explanation of all values.

3) It is recommended that you protect the directory in which you installed phpMyAdmin. This can be done using the file permissions admin inside the control center.

4) Open the file in your browser. phpMyAdmin should now display a welcome screen and your databases, or a login dialog if using HTTP mode.

5) You can already use your phpMyAdmin to create the tables for you. Please be aware that you may have to have special (administrator) privileges to create the database and tables. After having imported the create_tables.sql file, you should specify the table names in your file. The directives used for that can be found in the Configuration section.

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