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How to Repair, Create Database Table using phpMyAdmin & Check version of MySQL?

You might have interacted with the PhpMyAdmin to manage the database tables, repair the database table, and for many small tasks. Before that, we will learn more about how to check the MySQL version and how to repair and create a table using PhpMyAdmin?


Check MySQL Version

MySQL is the most popular Relational Database Management System in use today, and is going to be used in some form on any Linux-based webserver. Knowing which version you are currently using is important, as some important features and configurations change based on the MySQL server version.

Please note that the instructions provided in this short document work for both MySQL and MariaDB. The relevant differences will be explained later on.

via SSH Shell

Once you have logged in to the server via SSH type the command: mysql -V. Here are the command and its results:

mysql v command line

via MySQL Shell

You could also check the MySQL version from the MySQL shell. You can enter the MySQL shell by typing mysql at the command prompt. Once you are in the mysql shell you can execute the following command:

show variables  like '%version%';
login to mysql run the command mysql v check copy

via phpMyAdmin

Once you log in to phpMyAdmin → on the Home interface, you can see the Database Server information, mentioned with the database version and other details.

how to check database version using phpmyadmin

Repair Database Table Using phpMyAdmin

You can access PhpMyAdmin using two methods through cPanel as well as using Web Host Manager.

Access phpMyAdmin Using cPanel Interface

Login to cPanel → Navigate to Databases → phpMyAdmin.

navigate to phpmyadmin cpanel

Access phpMyAdmin Using WHM Interface

Login to cPanel → Navigate to SQL Services → phpMyAdmin.

navigate to phpmyadmin whm

You can follow, How to access phpMyAdmin in the DirectAdmin? if you’re dealing with DirectAdmin control panel.

This method works only when the damaged table is using the MyISAM engine. If the InnoDB table is corrupted, then more advanced techniques should be used.

Repair Multiple Tables

Log in to phpMyAdminClick on DatabaseSelect the required tables that need to be repaired → Click on With Selected.

Note: For confirmation, we have highlighted the type of database engine. in blue outline, which is MyISAM. Hence, it is fully compatible to repair tables using this method.

select database - tables to repair using phpmyadmin

From the drop-down select Repair table.

select repair table from the list tables

After selecting the Repair Table option, the system will instantly execute the query to repair the selected tables. Post execution of query you could see confirmation that selected database tables have been repaired,

Repair Multiple Tables using phpmyadmin

Repair Single Table

Log in to phpMyAdminClick on DatabaseSelect the individual table that needs to be repaired.

Next, navigate to Operations.

Scroll down and navigate to Table maintenance section → Click on Repair table.

navigate to table maintenance repair table

After selecting the Repair Table option, the system will instantly execute the query to repair the selected table. Post execution of query you could see confirmation that selected database table has been repaired,

how to repair selected table using phpmyadmin

Create a MySQL Database Table in PhpMyAdmin

Most applications need databases to properly work, and although for the most part we do not need to modify these databases, we do need to create, delete, backup and restore databases from time to time.

Once we have logged into phpMyAdmin, we are going to see existing databases on the left top side of the screen. First, click on the desired database.

navigate to phpmyadmin select db

Once you click on the desired database, the “Create Table” form will be under the list of tables. Before the table is created, we will need to,

  • Type in the name of the table.
  • Type in the “Number of columns/fields” the table is going to contain.
  • Click Go.
enter the table name and click on ok

Once we have clicked on “Go” we will see a screen asking for several fields. For the simplest tables, we can focus on the first three fields:

  • Name of the column.
  • Type of characterset, for example, INT for integers or VARCHAR for regular text.
  • The maximum length these fields can store in characters.
enter required details create table using phpmyadmin

Once the above is done, we can click save and that is it, you have a new table.

Create a MySQL Table in PhpMyAdmin

Conclusion

Now that we’ve gone over how to Repair, Create Database Table using phpMyAdmin & Check version of MySQL. This tutorial is not specific to any control panel, you can use this article to perform mentioned methods on any server which has phpMyAdmin installed on it.

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