Adminer – the leaner meaner Database Administration tool

By Subraya Mallya - January 2012 | Topics - Goodies

We all have used databases hosted by web hosts or cloud infrastructure like Amazon AWS. Be it as a datastore for a blog or a custom application that you have built and hosted. While tools for managing databases that are hosted near you have been excellent, the same could not be said of the web-based tools for managing databases hosted in not so open environments. PHPMyAdmin has been a widely used tool but those who used it will vouch for its limitations. But then again you cannot complain against something that is free.

Now to make life better, there is a new kid on the block. A leaner, friendlier improvement on PHPMyAdmin – Adminer. While there is something to be said about the naming skills of the creators, the tool definitely is a marked improvement on PHPMyAdmin. The tool has support for MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, MS-SQL and SQL*Lite. Besides that they also plugins for a host of content platforms like WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, TYPO3 etc.

Not impressed yet?

Here are some more things they do

They also support a myriad of languages starting with Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, Estonian, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Tamil, Turkish.

They are Apache 2.0 License so you can use it however you want.

Now go and get yourself a copy of Adminer.

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