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Mastering phpMyAdmin 3.4 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.

Before configuring, we can rename the directory phpMyAdmin-3.4.5-all-languages to something like phpMyAdmin or something easier to remember. This way, we and our users can visit an easily remembered URL to start phpMyAdmin. On most servers, the directory part of URLs is case-sensitive so we should communicate the exact URL to our users. We can also use a symbolic link if our server supports this feature.

In the following examples, we will assume that the directory has been renamed to phpMyAdmin.

The config.inc.php file

This file contains valid PHP code, defining the ...

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