Database Management Tools

Database management tools provide a web interface for the administration of databases. The tools also allow running SQL queries from this user interface.

Plesk is shipped with the following database management tools:

  • phpMyAdmin is used for MySQL databases.
  • phpPgAdmin is used for PostgreSQL databases.
  • ASP.NET Enterprise Manager and myLittleAdmin are used for Microsoft SQL Server - you can choose between them in Tools & Settings > Server Components > Microsoft SQL Webadmin.

Note that you need to install these tools first in Tools & Settings > Updates and Upgrades > Add/Remove Components.

To enable direct access to phpMyAdmin:

  1. Open the /usr/local/psa/admin/conf/panel.ini (on Linux) or the C:\Program Files (x86)\Parallels\Plesk\admin\conf\panel.ini (on Windows) file for editing (create the file if necessary).
  2. Add the following lines to it:
features.phpMyAdmin.loginForm.enabled = on

This makes it possible to access phpMyAdmin by browsing the following URL:


To open a database management tool for the selected database server:

  1. Go to Tools & Settings > Database Servers.
  2. Click the manage_db_icon icon corresponding to the database server you need to manage. One of the supported database management tools (depending on the database engine) will open in a separate browser window.