Managing Your Database with phpMyAdmin

To manage your database from the MODX Cloud dashboard, including being able to create, edit and export records, you can install phpMyAdmin from the MODX Cloud Dashboard for any Instance.

Customers who were migrated to the the new paas3.tx (Texas 3) platform (on September 9, 2021) will find that it is not currently possible to use the install/uninstall of phpMyAdmin from the MODX Cloud dashboard at this time. See this article for more info

Please Note: If you do not use phpMyAdmin regularly, we recommend removing it once you are done as hackers often target it for compromise. While it's name is obfuscated, it doesn't mean it can't be compromised.

Install phpMyAdmin

  1. From the Clouds page of the MODX Cloud Dashboard, locate the Cloud you'd like to download the backup for, and click on its name from the list to manage it.

  2. On the Cloud Edit Page, locate the Add Ons Tab and click on it. Cloud__MODX_Cloud_2018-03-02_11-46-05_1_.png

  3. From the Add Ons page, scroll down to the Software section to find the phpMyAdmin toggle and Click the toggle.Cloud__MODX_Cloud_2018-03-02_11-47-07_1_.png

  4. A pop-up will appear and display an automatically generated folder into which phpMyAdmin will be installed. You may customize the name of the folder into which phpMyAdmin will be installed. For security reasons, we disallow the use of common names for the phpMyAdmin Directory. Whether you use the generated location or a custom name, this directory will be relative to the site root. Eg.



  5. Click the button Install phpMyAdmin and the process will begin. After a few moments, a notification will arrive via email and in the Dashboard's Notifications area, which will contain credentials for logging into phpMyAdmin.

  6. To access phpMyAdmin, you can click the Open phpMyAdmin button at the top right of the MySQL section of the Cloud Edit page or copy and bookmark the URL in your web browser.


  7. You'll use your credentials found under the Show Details link in the MySQL section to login to phpMyAdmin.
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