Joomla Content management system (CMS) was forked from Mambo in 2005 and has grown into one of the most popular and powerful platforms. It boasts over 63 million downloads and ranks second as the most used CMS after WordPress. This is the perfect CMS if you are building a business focused website and it also allows for easy social network sharing. With over 7,000 plug-ins and 1,000 themes, it is easy to build a unique website that resonates with your brand. It is also easy to install and doesn’t require a lot of skills to customize.
One of the key features that makes Joomla so popular is of course extensibility. As your business grows so will your site’s database. Joomla is easily scalable but for you to do this you might require some technical skills. Luckily, there are many database management tools in the market to improve performance of your website by optimizing the database.
Whether you have programming skills or not, it is imperative to have an idea your database manager will deploy. Here are some:
This is considered one of the fastest Joomla database management tools available. It is easy-to- use and a lightweight Joomla component with only 60KB file. It’s more convenient because you don’t have to access phpMyAdmin as it operates executing SQL queries. MijoSQL is compatible with all Joomla updates and is ideal for creating, displaying, editing and deleting information on your database. It can execute any SQL query, save queries and even execute later, execute multiple queries at the same time, replace table prefix and much more. It also features multi-language interface in case you have staff from different continents.
Formerly called JoomlaPack, Akeeba is without doubt one of the most reviewed Joomla components. It is a backup extension and its distinctive feature is the ability to backup your site and allow restoration on any Joomla capable server. It gets better; Akeeba is an open-source Joomla tool creating full backup in a single archive. Your archive will contain a restoration script, database snapshot and all files. With Akeeba, users are assured of server timeouts as it is powered AJAX powered. This award winning backup for Joomla is a must-have to avoid costly server timeouts.
3. DB Tweaks
Created by J-Plant, DB Tweaks is perfect if you need to load large data from your MySQL database. As your Joomla website grows, you will have to consider the impact this will have on performance. DB tweaks is easy to use and can help you get rid of errors such as 1104 on your MySQL database.
If you are looking for comprehensive database tool for your Joomla site, VJ is the right solution. This is an all-in- one database management solution, which rates highly on every platform you visit. It offers multiple database support including MySQL, Oracle, and MS SQL among others. The multi-lingual interface is ideal especially for database managers working remotely. VJ Database Tool allows you to manage databases, fields and tables all on one administration panel. You can easily connect to the database server remotely using a password and user name. This easy-to- use tool allows you to change name and comment of a table, engine collation and auto increment. You can also list data in tables, sort and so much more.
5. DB Replacer
This is one of the most popular Joomla tools with remote DBA experts. This is because it makes it easy to search and replace data on a table and you can even search with case sensitivity. With DB replacer, you need seconds to replace an item on all your articles as opposed to the conventional method of sorting. You will also get a preview on what is going to be replaced to avoid breaking your site. It is easy to configure and use and it is one of the most powerful Joomla database tools available. The technical support is quick and efficient and you will not have any issues with documentation. In short, you simply search and replace just as the name implies.
This is quickly added to the admin section and log-in is easy using Joomla configuration. It is compatible with Joomla 3.0 and comes with excellent support. Adminer is easy to configure and use while documentation presents no challenges. With just a click, you can effectively edit your database which is what every database administrator wants.
This is a popular Joomla 2.5 and 3.0 plug-in. It automatically changes your database’s collation and character set. Whether you want to change these to UTF8mb4 or another collation, Collation and Engine – Changer will get this done efficiently. With upgrades in Joomla for instance 3.5, there is need to change the collation of your database to enjoy more features including emojis and traditional Chinese glyphic. It is a highly functional plug-in and the strong support makes it perfect to avoid server downtime.
8. Art Adminer
Art Adminer is another comprehensive Joomla database tool, which is lightweight, fast and smart. It is a perfect alternative to phpMyAdmin and all controls can be done from the administrator’s panel. Better still, you can connect to your database’s server using a password and user name. There are myriad styles to choose from and it works perfectly with databases, tables and records. Whether you want to create a new database or select the older one for editing, it is all possible with Art Admnier. You can list fields, foreign keys, indexes, add and drop columns and tables, manage events and so much more. It is easy to use and you will get excellent support.
This is a Joomla database tool that allows you to manage and export files. Developed by Luis Orozco, phpMyJoomla is a free download making it easier for database managers to carry out their tasks. It is compatible with Joomla 3.0 and features a multilingual interface.
Jim Pening is a Miami-based digital writer, DBA consultant, mentor and family man. He boasts over 19 years working with other remote DBA experts in the industry. Jim also comments on trending topics in IT and online marketing.