If you prefer to interact with a database by using a graphical database client than with the command-line clients discussed in the previous section, you are in luck: A few options are available.
MySQL has an official graphical client called MySQLGUI. MySQLGUI is available in both source and binary formats from the MySQL website at www.mysql.com.
Postgresql has pgAdmin, which comes with the
postgres package on Ubuntu.
Web-based administration interfaces are also available for MySQL and PostgreSQL. phpMyAdmin and phpPgAdmin are two such products. Both of these products are based on the PHP-embedded scripting language and therefore require you to have PHP installed. Of course, you also need to have a web server installed.