Dreamhost Tutorial – How to Login to Your phpMyAdmin Account

by Elaine on July 19, 2013

Sometimes you need to access your database directly and to do that, you need to use phpMyAdmin.  The phpMyAdmin handles the administration of your MySQL Databases.  You can have multiple databases for one domain name, so phpMyadmin stores all these databases that are linked to a domain.  Access to your phpMyAdmin is extremely dangerous.  You must know what you are doing when you enter in to the phpMyAdmin.  Any wrong change in your database can cause extreme effects on your website, it might even bring it down.  So be careful whenever you access and make changes your database.

Overview of Steps to Login to your phpMyAdmin Account

  1.  Go to your MySQL Databases in Dreamhost
  2. Click on phpMyAdmin under Web Administration in Dreamhost
  3. Login to Your phpMyAdmin Account in Dreamhost

Steps:

 1.  Go to your MySQL Databases in Dreamhost

Login to your Dreamhost account and along the left navigation, under Toolbar, you will see a link for MySQL Databases.

Dreamhost tutorial - Click on MySQL Databases
Dreamhost tutorial – Click on MySQL Databases
  • Login to your Dreamhost account
  • Look on the left navigation
  • Click on ‘MySQL Databases

2.  Click on phpMyAdmin under Web Administration in Dreamhost

You will see a list of databases you created for your domain.  If you have more than one domain, you will see many databases listed here.   You can also create many databases under one domain, so you will see all the databases listed here as well.  Each database name is unique.

Dreamhost tutorial - Click on phpMyAdmin to login to your account
Dreamhost tutorial – Click on phpMyAdmin to login to your account
  • Under ‘Hostnames for this MySQL server:”
  • Find your hostname
  • Under ‘Web Administration’ Column
  • Click on ‘phpMyAdmin

3. Login to Your phpMyAdmin Account in Dreamhost

Another small window will popup to allow you to enter your phpMyAdmin username and password.  If your forgot your phpMyAdmin password, you can find my tutorial here to help you change it.

Dreamhost Tutorial - phpMyAdmin login
Dreamhost Tutorial – phpMyAdmin login
  • Enter your phpMyAdmin Username and Password

Hope that helps,

Elaine

Elaine

Elaine is the founder of CmsMind, an online blog providing Joomla and Wordpress tips. Elaine has been blogging and publishing content for 2 years but has over 10 years experience in creating websites with Joomla and Wordpress. When she is not online, she is either Marathon and Ironman training or travelling and racing somewhere in the world. Find her also at: CmsMind, Premium Themes and Templates, and at Webhosting Tips.

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