Most people in the web development world are under the impression that phpMyAdmin is the only MySQLclient out there for websites. Going a step further, some users are aware of alternative however assume that phpMyAdmin is the best. Now, I agree that phpMyAdmin is one of the best out there and is is very user friendly. I myself also used phpMyAdmin much until recently… I got introduced to another program which within an hour became my favourite and also this led me to research others out there. Thus, this post!
10 great Alternatives to phpMyAdmin
Adminer (formerly phpMinAdmin) A full-featured MySQL management tool written in PHP. Does more or less everything phpMyAdmin however consist of a single file only that is ready to upload to your servers and connect to the DB. Navicat This, in my opinion, is the best MySQL client out there. It does everything you want from a very user friendly interface. However, it doesn’t come free. There is a small price tag to it but is well worth it! Sequel Pro One for the Mac users. SQLWave SQLyog BlueSQL Free web based DB management tool. SQL Buddy DBDesigner 4 SQLGate HeidiSQL
Navicat and Adminer are probably the only other MySQL Clients you need in addition to phpMyAdmin. The rest? I’ll leave them to you to discover which is best suited to you.