GUI Tools for managing MySQL databases server

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Q. I am new to both Linux and MySQL database server. Can you provide any name og GUI tools for managing MySQL databases server remotely as well as locally?


A. MySQL has various GUI tools for managing MySQL databases server remotely as well as locally. However not all software are free. Here are two best free tools:

  1. MySQL Administrator – It is a powerful visual administration console that enables you to easily administer your MySQL environment and gain significantly better visibility into how your databases are operating. MySQL Administrator now integrates database management and maintenance into a single, seamless environment, with a clear and intuitive graphical user interface. Works with Windows XP, Mac OS X and Linux oses. You can download this tool here.
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  2. phpMyAdmin – a Very popular and runs over Web. phpMyAdmin is a tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the Web. Currently it can create and drop databases, create/drop/alter tables, delete/edit/add fields, execute any SQL statement, manage keys on fields, manage privileges,export data into various formats. You can download this tool here


Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin, DevOps engineer, and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin, Linux/Unix and open source topics via RSS/XML feed or weekly email newsletter.

1 comment

  1. On KDE enviroment you have Knoda that maybe can connect to remote servers, but I’m not shure. Surely is easier than Mysql Administrator

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