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Accessing phpMyAdmin on Your Shared Hosting Account

phpMyAdmin lets you view and modify a database. You can change database values, run queries, and create, view and modify your database structure.

NOTE: Programs like WordPress® and Joomla® provide their own Web interface for modifying most aspects of a database. If you are using one of these programs, you probably don't need to use phpMyAdmin to manage the database unless specifically instructed to.

You should always make a backup of your database before using phpMyAdmin to make changes. For more information about backing up your database, see Backing up and Restoring MySQL or MSSQL Databases.

To Manage Your Databases Using phpMyAdmin

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. Click Web Hosting.

Click one of the following, based on the type of hosting you have. You can tell this by the second word in your hosting's description beneath your hosting account's domain name, e.g. Deluxe Web correlates to Web/Classic (Hosting Control Panel).

Web/Classic (Hosting Control Panel)

  1. Next to the hosting account you want to use, click Launch.
  2. From the Databases menu, select MySQL.
  3. Next to the database you want to use, from the Actions menu, select Details.
  4. Note your database username and, if you don't know your database password, reset it.
  5. Next to the same database, click phpMyAdmin.
  6. Log in to phpMyAdmin using your database username and password.
  7. Click Go.

Linux (cPanel)

  1. Next to the hosting account you want to use, click Launch.
  2. In the Databases section, click phpMyAdmin.
  3. Click the database you want to use on the left.

Windows (Plesk)

  1. Next to the hosting account you want to use, click Launch.
  2. Click Databases.
  3. Click the database you want to use.
  4. In the Tools section, click Webadmin.

For more information about working with phpMyAdmin once you're logged in, visit phpmyadmin.net.

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