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Mastering phpMyAdmin 3.1 for Effective MySQL Management by Marc Delisle

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Chapter 1. Introduction and Installation

I wish you a warm welcome to this book! The goal of this first chapter is to:

  • Know the position of this software product in the Web spectrum
  • Be aware of all its features
  • Become proficient at installing and configuring it

Introducing phpMyAdmin

This section describes the place of phpMyAdmin in the context of PHP/MySQL web applications and summarizes its features.

Web applications

The Web has evolved! In the last few years, the Web has changed dramatically. In its infancy, the Web was a medium used mainly to convey static information ("Look, my homepage is on the Web!"). Now, large parts of the Web carry information that is dynamically generated by application programs, on which enterprises, and even individuals, ...

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