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Mastering phpMyAdmin 3.1 for Effective MySQL Management by Marc Delisle

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Configuring phpMyAdmin

Here, we learn how to prepare and use the configuration file containing the parameters to connect to MySQL, and which can be customized as per our requirements.

Note

Before configuring, we can rename the directory phpMyAdmin-3.1.1-all-languages to something like phpMyAdmin, phpmyadmin, admin, or something easier to remember. This way, we and our users can visit an easily remembered URL to start phpMyAdmin. We can also use a symbolic link if our server supports this feature.

The config.inc.php file

This file contains valid PHP code, defining the majority of the parameters (expressed by PHP variables) that we can change to tune phpMyAdmin to our own needs. There are also normal PHP comments in it, and we can comment our changes. ...

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