Interfaces for MySQL

Two interfaces are provided for accessing your MySQL database, command line and web based.

Command line

To connect from the command, login to your web hosting account via SSH then run:


If the .my.cnf file is in place the authentication details will be read from this file and you will not be prompted to enter them.

If you have multiple databases configured for your account, you will need to specify the username and database name as follows:


then, when prompted enter your password.

Web based interface

A web browser based graphical interface called PhpMyAdmin is available via the web hosting control panel

If you're a customer with a dedicated server, we can install phpMyAdmin for you.