MySQL is a free and open-source relational database management system (RDBMS) that uses Structured Query Language (SQL) to manage data. MySQL is widely used in web application development, and it is a key component of the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python) stack. MySQL is developed, distributed, and supported by Oracle Corporation.
There are many front-end management systems for MySQL that you can use, some of the most popular ones are:
- Adminer: This is a single-file PHP application that is used to manage MySQL databases. It is a lightweight alternative to PHPMyAdmin.
- DBeaver: This is a free and open-source universal database tool that is used to manage MySQL and other database systems. It is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems.
- DB-Views: This is a web-based database management tool that supports MySQL, as well as many other databases. It includes data visualization including combined views of related data fields from different databases and different servers. It supports in-place data editing and multi-step data entry forms.
- HeidiSQL: This is a free and open-source tool that is used to manage MySQL databases. It is available for Windows and Linux operating systems.
- MySQL Workbench: This is a cross-platform graphical tool that is used to design and manage MySQL databases. It is available in both community and enterprise editions.
PHPMyAdmin: This is a free and open-source tool that is written in PHP and is used to manage MySQL databases through a web interface. It is one of the most widely used MySQL management tools.