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Joomla! 1.5 Cookbook by Tom Canavan

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Working with your database using phpMyAdmin

This recipe will show you some basic commands and operations you may need from time to time.

Tip

I strongly suggest you setup a test Joomla! site and test database to learn these commands. That way if you break something, you won't damage your production site.

In this section we'll look at a few basic commands and scripts you may need from time to time.

Getting ready

You will need the passwords for:

  • FTP
  • cPanel
  • Possibly your database (this can be obtained from configuration.php)

Depending on your hosting you may need your username and password for the database. Some hosts require it once you get into their control panel system and others do not. GoDaddy.com®, for instance, requires you to enter a username and ...

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