The longer you wait to update, the harder it will be. Changes might be made to templates and how data is stored in the database that are more easily managed in increments.
Also, more importantly, updates can be critical for security.
Extract and place php My Admin into localhost's Document Root folder.
Then rename the folder "php My Admin-4.x.x-language" as "phpmyadmin".
Most WAMPs will have already taken care of this for you.
I have done a fresh installation of Fedora 14 and installed the php My Admin module.
For example for a username/password file you would create a file called: at the beginning.
Because of this, you can actually save time by creating either a username/password file or a connection file.phpmyadmin downloads come in two flavors: "-english" that has one language pack, and "-all-languages" which can switch the user-interface between multiple languages.Also you should probably get the zipped version, as on Windows it's easier to work with ZIP files.However, when viewing the table data in php My Admin, I just see garbage text. The character encoding on the HTML page is set to UTF-8.Edit: I have tried an export of my database and opened up the file in geany.Also, if you ever change this information, for example if you move to another web host, there is only one file to change.You can use the same principal to connect to the database, by putting the connection code in the file, but you must always be sure to close the connection in each file or you may have problems with your My SQL server.I have my database properly set to UTF-8 and am dealing with a database containing Japanese characters. from the mysql command line, I properly see the Japanese characters.When pulling data out of the database and displaying it on a webpage, I see it properly. How can I get php My Admin to display the characters in Japanese?I am going to open a bounty for this question as I really want to figure this out.Unfortunately, php My Admin is one of the first php application that talk to My SQL about charset correctly.To explain furhter, LIKE tells the database to perform its 'searching' feature.Download the latest version of php My Admin 4 from the php My Admin Downloads page.Standard localhost Document Root paths: php My Admin 4.1, and newer, requires PHP 5.3 and My SQL 5.5 .