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Most Popular MySQL Database Management Tools

As the most popular database system MySQL established itself as a go to solution for many online publishers, small companies and people that need an easy and cheap, free solution for their database system needs.

We will take a look at a few of management tools that will make your life easier when working with MySQL.


Well known tool for every cPanel user. It is written in PHP and became kind of a standard for administration of MySQL over the web. Its user interface is somehow rudimentary but it gets the job done quickly. You can add, edit, delete database, manipulate tables and fields. Pretty much everything you need from simple database management tool. It is free and open source.

MySQL Workbench

MySQL Workbench is in the house solution for database design and modelling, server management and configuration and SQL development. Database migration is one of the new “selling” points. This means that migration from let’s say Microsoft SQL Server is quick and effortless. It is free and open source just like PhpMyAdmin but requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile and Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86).


This is Windows only application that is lightweight and easy to use. You can edit, browse and pretty much do any manipulation of the database that you desire. You can connect to multiple MySQL servers from one window and export database information either to server or sql file. It is free and open source.

EMS SQL Manager for MySQL

Commercial solution for MySQL database management with full support. Its features include rapid database management, inbuilt bespoke navigation and simple management of all MySQL objects, modern security management and many others. There are many buy options and the prices range from $95 to $245.