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.
  • myLittleAdmin is used for Microsoft SQL Server.

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

Enabling direct access to phpMyAdmin

You can enable direct access to phpMyAdmin and make it accessible by browsing the following URL:


To do so, add the following lines to the panel.ini file:

features.phpMyAdmin.loginForm.enabled = on

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.

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