Although to use MySQL it is essential to learn these main commands and how they work, once you have learned them, it can be much quicker and simpler to use a program such as phpMyAdmin to manage your databases and tables.
The following explanation assumes you have worked through the previous examples in this chapter and have created the tables classics and customers in the database publications. Please choose the section relevant to your operating system.
Ensure that you have EasyPHP up and running so that the MySQL database is ready, then type the following into the address bar of your browser:
Ensure that MAMP is running and that the Apache and MySQL servers are started, then type the following into your browser:
Ensure that you have installed XAMPP, then type the following into your browser:
Figure 8-18. The Windows phpMyAdmin main screen
Figure 8-19. The Mac OS X phpMyAdmin main screen
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