MySQL is one of the most widely used database systems for dynamic websites and content management systems. And phpMyAdmin is the most common method of administering a MySQL database, included in many CMSs as well as the XAMPP and MAMP testing environments. This introductory course will show designers and developers how to create a database, design tables, and insert, update, and delete data either on a local computer or a remote server. Plus, you'll learn how to use phpMyAdmin to export data to a text file that can be used as a backup or to transfer the data to another server. You'll also learn how to run database queries within its intuitive form-based interface, and monitor server performance.