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Alternatives to phpMyAdmin

Navicat, MySQL WorkBench, MySQL, HeidiSQL, and Webmin are the most popular alternatives and competitors to phpMyAdmin.
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What is phpMyAdmin and what are its top alternatives?

As a portable web application written primarily in PHP, it has become one of the most popular MySQL administration tools, especially for web hosting services.
phpMyAdmin is a tool in the Performance Monitoring category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to phpMyAdmin

  • Navicat
    Navicat

    Powerful database management & design tool for Win, Mac & Linux. With intuitive GUI, user manages MySQL, MariaDB, SQL Server, SQLite, Oracle & PostgreSQL DB easily. ...

  • MySQL WorkBench
    MySQL WorkBench

    It enables a DBA, developer, or data architect to visually design, model, generate, and manage databases. It includes everything a data modeler needs for creating complex ER models, forward and reverse engineering, and also delivers key features for performing difficult change management and documentation tasks that normally require much time and effort. ...

  • MySQL
    MySQL

    The MySQL software delivers a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL Server is intended for mission-critical, heavy-load production systems as well as for embedding into mass-deployed software. ...

  • HeidiSQL
    HeidiSQL

    HeidiSQL is a useful and reliable tool designed for web developers using the popular MariaDB or MySQL server, Microsoft SQL databases or PostgreSQL. It enables you to browse and edit data, create and edit tables, views, procedures, triggers and scheduled events. Also, you can export structure and data, either to SQL file, clipboard or to other servers. Read about features or see some screenshots. ...

  • Webmin
    Webmin

    It is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Using any modern web browser, you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and much more. It removes the need to manually edit Unix configuration files. ...

  • cPanel
    cPanel

    It is an industry leading hosting platform with world-class support. It is globally empowering hosting providers through fully-automated point-and-click hosting platform by hosting-centric professionals ...

  • Firebase
    Firebase

    Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Simply add the Firebase library to your application to gain access to a shared data structure; any changes you make to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds. ...

  • XAMPP
    XAMPP

    It consists mainly of the Apache HTTP Server, MariaDB database, and interpreters for scripts written in the PHP and Perl programming languages. ...

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Navicat

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A comprehensive DB tool for MySQL, MariaDB, SQL Server, SQLite, Oracle and PostgreSQL development and management.
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    MySQL WorkBench

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    PROS OF MYSQL WORKBENCH
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      I'm learning SQL thru UDEMY and I'm trying to DL My SQL onto my machine, but when I get to the terminal, that's where I encounter my issues- nothing can be found. If I use SQLPro Studio for the course, is it better? I ask because MySQL WorkBench integrates with SQLPro Studio. I just want to get certified and start working again.

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      Kelsey Doolittle

      We have a 138 row, 1700 column database likely to grow at least a row and a column every week. We are mostly concerned with how user-friendly the graphical management tools are. I understand MySQL has MySQL WorkBench, and Microsoft SQL Server has Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio. We have about 6 months to migrate our Excel database to one of these DBMS, and continue (hopefully manually) importing excel files from then on. Any tips appreciated!

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      MySQL

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        High availability
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        Cross-platform support
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        Great community
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        Reliable
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      Nick Rockwell
      SVP, Engineering at Fastly | 46 upvotes 路 3.4M views

      When I joined NYT there was already broad dissatisfaction with the LAMP (Linux Apache HTTP Server MySQL PHP) Stack and the front end framework, in particular. So, I wasn't passing judgment on it. I mean, LAMP's fine, you can do good work in LAMP. It's a little dated at this point, but it's not ... I didn't want to rip it out for its own sake, but everyone else was like, "We don't like this, it's really inflexible." And I remember from being outside the company when that was called MIT FIVE when it had launched. And been observing it from the outside, and I was like, you guys took so long to do that and you did it so carefully, and yet you're not happy with your decisions. Why is that? That was more the impetus. If we're going to do this again, how are we going to do it in a way that we're gonna get a better result?

      So we're moving quickly away from LAMP, I would say. So, right now, the new front end is React based and using Apollo. And we've been in a long, protracted, gradual rollout of the core experiences.

      React is now talking to GraphQL as a primary API. There's a Node.js back end, to the front end, which is mainly for server-side rendering, as well.

      Behind there, the main repository for the GraphQL server is a big table repository, that we call Bodega because it's a convenience store. And that reads off of a Kafka pipeline.

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      Tim Abbott

      We've been using PostgreSQL since the very early days of Zulip, but we actually didn't use it from the beginning. Zulip started out as a MySQL project back in 2012, because we'd heard it was a good choice for a startup with a wide community. However, we found that even though we were using the Django ORM for most of our database access, we spent a lot of time fighting with MySQL. Issues ranged from bad collation defaults, to bad query plans which required a lot of manual query tweaks.

      We ended up getting so frustrated that we tried out PostgresQL, and the results were fantastic. We didn't have to do any real customization (just some tuning settings for how big a server we had), and all of our most important queries were faster out of the box. As a result, we were able to delete a bunch of custom queries escaping the ORM that we'd written to make the MySQL query planner happy (because postgres just did the right thing automatically).

      And then after that, we've just gotten a ton of value out of postgres. We use its excellent built-in full-text search, which has helped us avoid needing to bring in a tool like Elasticsearch, and we've really enjoyed features like its partial indexes, which saved us a lot of work adding unnecessary extra tables to get good performance for things like our "unread messages" and "starred messages" indexes.

      I can't recommend it highly enough.

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      HeidiSQL logo

      HeidiSQL

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      GUI client for MariaDB, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server and PostgreSQL
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      PROS OF HEIDISQL
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        Client application which is lightweight
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        Easy configuration
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        Keep queries after execution
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        Connect to multiple servers on same client
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        Run multiple queries simultaneously
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        Multiple query tabulations
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      Muhammad Waleed
      Community and Content Operations at StackShare | 3 upvotes 路 488.3K views
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      HeidiSQLHeidiSQLMySQLMySQL

      There is no comparison between MySQL and HeidiSQL as MySQL is a database server and HeidiSQL is the client to communicate with the databases. Following are some links to help you understand 馃槉:

      Databases: https://stackshare.io/mysql and https://stackshare.io/postgresql

      Database Clients: https://stackshare.io/heidisql and https://stackshare.io/mysql-workbench

      Happy coding

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      Webmin

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        The thing is, that I don't know if I will need Server Side Rendering for this, I couldn't find a lot of information but from what I know, the web app doesn't need SSR to be PWA. I am not sure how this would work with JavaScript browser games made with frameworks like Phaser or melon.js. Also, I host my website on GoDaddy and I've heard that it's quite hard to set up SSR with cPanel.

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        But is there any way I can use MongoDB on cPanel or direct admin except using MongoDB Atlas which costs a lot of money?

        Because I have a setup using React, Node, Express, and MySQL and it works kind of well when working in the direct admin panel. But I just wanna make sure I make the right decision now when I start building an e-commerce website both to be cost effective and also not have to learn too many things.

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        Now as this was a project I was just working on in my free time for fun I didn't really want to pay for hosting. I did some research and I found Netlify. I had actually seen them at #ReactRally the year before and deployed a Gatsby site to Netlify already.

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        Collins Ogbuzuru
        Front-end dev at Evolve credit | 16 upvotes 路 11.6K views

        Your tech stack is solid for building a real-time messaging project.

        React and React Native are excellent choices for the frontend, especially if you want to have both web and mobile versions of your application share code.

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          Helfried Plenk
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