phpMyAdmin is web based client for MySql database. It provides a nice and clean interface and is very intuitive and easy to use. That’s why this is one of the preferred client for MySql.
As the name says it’s a php based application and will need php engine to process the files.
Please refer to my earlier posts to install apache2 web server on windows box and enable that to access php content.
Installing apache2 web server on windows machine
Installing php on windows machine
Once apache2 web server and php has been installed. Please perform the following steps.
- Download the phpMyAdmin zip file.
- Unzip it under the apache 2 web server’s document root.
- Access it from http://localhost/phpMyadmin/index.php
One will have to uncomment the following two extenstions in php.ini file. This file is found under the directory where php has been installed.