SitePoint PHP Blog: 3 Lightweight Alternatives to phpMyAdmin
Note: This article was originally published at PHPDeveloper on 27 October 2010.
For much of the time, developers just want to check some data, alter a few records, or back up the database. The phpMyAdmin and MonoQL zipped distributions range from 2MB to 7MB, and they're overkill for most day-to-day administration. You're using a sledgehammer to crack a peanut. Here are three lightweight MySQL administration alternatives you should consider. They're all PHP-based, open source, and great for quick database tasks.
The three that made their short list are: