WordPress phpMyAdmin is an open source, user-friendly interface for managing the MySQL database that stores your WordPress site’s content. It’s named for PHP, the scripting language WordPress uses to query this database.

You can use phpMyAdmin to optimize your database, maintain tables, and create backups. Most WordPress hosting companies provide access to phpMyAdmin from the Databases area of cPanel.


WordPress phpMyAdmin

The phpMyAdmin interface. Source: fsse8info.