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phpMyAdmin 4.1.0 Released: Installation and Upgrade

phpMyAdmin is an awesome web-based database management tool. Learning phpMyAdmin can come in very handy for bloggers and web-developers. This post introduces the recently released phpMyAdmin 4.1.0 update.

phpMyAdmin 4.1.0

What’s New in phpMyAdmin 4.1.0

phpMyAdmin 4.1.0 is an improvement and bugfix release. A few highlights include:

  • Allow specifying a port when connecting to the controlhost
  • User interface improvements to server privileges, view creation, the Operations tab, Relation View, and when creating new users
  • Added support for AES_ENCRYPT on BLOB columns
  • Added support for relations with ndbcluser
  • Added optional ReCAPTCHA support during login
  • Added support for fractional seconds in time, datetime, and timestamp columns
  • Added find and replace by column
  • Added the Error Reporting Component, an optional feature allowing users to report certain errors directly to the phpMyAdmin bug team
  • Added configurable menus (so an administrator can hide certain features)

The complete changelog for phpMyAdmin 4.1.0 can be found here.

Installation and Configuration Instructions

Ubuntu Installation
phpMyAdmin Tweaks

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Upgrade Instructions

If you followed our installation guide for Ubuntu, then you can upgrade to phpMyAdmin 4.1.0 using the following commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

That’s it. Enjoy administering your databases using phpMyAdmin’s web interface.

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