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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 1.9. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: MySQL Admin.

phpMyAdmin is a useful MySQL database administration tool (if you are using MySQL as the database for your Moodle). When installed as part of Moodle, it becomes part of the Moodle interface. It can be found in the site administration block>Server>database link.

This is a powerful program that should be used with care and be available only to trusted administrators.

Install phpMyAdmin in Moodle 1.9.x or earlier

To install phpMyAdmin so it is directly available via Moodle, unzip the archive from Modules and plugins database inside the moodle/admin/ folder. You should end up with a folder there called 'mysql' which contains all the necessary files. Now go to your site admin block and you will see a new link: Server > Database. Use this link to initially install and/or open phpMyAdmin.

For those that need phpMyAdmin to perform a Moodle install, unpack it in the documents directory (the same directory as your moodle folder, sometimes found in the folder htdocs) of your web server. Note: many web hosting sites have phpMyAdmin already available via their control panel, you can use that to assist with the Moodle install.

For more advanced users: To obtain the most recent version from CVS, go to the moodle/admin/ folder and run

cvs -z3 -d:ext:myusername@cvs.moodle.org:/cvsroot/moodle co mysql

Install phpMyAdmin in Moodle 2.0 or later

To install phpMyAdmin so it is directly available via Moodle, unzip the archive from Modules and plugins database inside the moodle/local/ folder. You should end up with a folder there called 'phpmyadmin' which contains all the necessary files. Now go to your site admin block and you will see a new link: Server > Database. Use this link to initially install and/or open phpMyAdmin.

For those that need phpMyAdmin to perform a Moodle install, unpack it in the documents directory (the same directory as your moodle folder, sometimes found in the folder htdocs) of your web server. Note: many web hosting sites have phpMyAdmin already available via their control panel, you can use that to assist with the Moodle install.

For more advanced users: To obtain the most recent version from git, go to the moodle/local/ folder and run

git clone git://github.com/moodlehq/moodle-local_phpmyadmin.git phpmyadmin

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