How do I access the database using phpMyAdmin?

PhpMyAdmin is an open source tool where you can administrate your MySQL database(s). It is pre-installed with your webhosting subscription. In phpMyAdmin you can, import, export, optimize or drop tables.

If your website is using a database, the database is where all the data of your site is stored. For example, WordPress stores all your posts, comments and articles in a database.

Step 1 - Log in
Step 2 - Select database
Step 3 - Administrate
Note: Be very careful when you work in phpMyAdmin, it is not possible to undo changes. We recommend to create a backup, before you make any changes.

Step 1 - Log in

Log on your Control Panel via and click PHP & MySQL.

PHP and MySQL in the Control Panel

Step 2 - Select database

Under PhpMyAdmin in the top right, click Select database and choose the database you want to access.

Select your new database

Step 3 - Administrate

A new window opens showing your database in phpMyAdmin. Check out the guides below to read about the various actions you can perform.

View your database in phpMyADMIN

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How do I make a backup of my database?
How do I import a database to phpMyAdmin?
How do I optimize a database in phpMyAdmin?