Websites are generally made up of two main components: files and databases.
Files uploaded to the host server include page layouts, stylesheets, theme files, and images uploaded to the media library.
The database is where the site's content and settings are stored. Think pages, blog posts, and dashboard settings.
phpMyAdmin gives you efficient and easy to use tools to manage your site's database. Commonly used operations (managing databases, tables, columns, relations, indexes, users, permissions, etc) can be performed from the user interface, while you still have the ability to manually edit any database value or directly execute any SQL statement.
One of the most common manual tasks in phpMyAdmin is making database backups before making updates to the website. This task takes some technical knowledge in phpMyAdmin, so Marketing360 Hosting has easy to use database backups built-in to the Backups page! Click here to read more about creating and managing your website backups.
Overall, phpMyAdmin is a very powerful tool. Making changes here can have very drastic and immediate effects on your website, so if you're not already familiar with this tool, read the full phpMyAdmin documentation here.