Adminer is so, so, so much better than phpMyAdmin!

If you’re using phpMyAdmin, I would highly recommend you consider an alternative ASAP:

Adminer - http://www.adminer.org/

Why? Let’s go through the laundry list of things that drive me nuts about phpMyAdmin:

  • On time-outs, after logging back in, it randomly gives you weird session errors and forces you to log in again.
  • It is *slllowww*. Anything over 200 tables seems unbearably slow even on the very latest of hardware.
  • Cluttered, overcomplicated UI.
  • Only supports MySQL.
  • Annoying modal pop-up windows telling you about successes/errors, that always get in the way of the AJAX table value editing.

What does Adminer have to offer?

  • An easy to use, clean UI that actually lets you get stuff done.
  • It is blazing fast compared to phpMyAdmin or any other db management tool I’ve used.
  • Drivers for MySQLPostgreSQLSQLiteMS SQLOracle, SimpleDB, Elasticsearch, and MongoDB.

I particularly like this theme from http://bueltge.de/ for it: