How to Create and Clone a Repo in GitHub on Ubuntu 18.04

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GitHub is a free repository hosting service, used as version control for web developers to download and push their code from their servers to other users.  In our previous article on Installing Git on Ubunto 18.04, we’ve instructed on how to add Git to your Ubuntu VPS server. We’ll continue on and show you how to add and clone a repo from GitHub to your server.

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How to Perform a Reverse DNS Lookup

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The purpose of DNS is typically used to resolve a domain name to an IP address. This act is known as a forward resolution and is performed every time you visit a site on the internet. Reverse DNS (or rDNS), as its name implies, is a method of resolving an IP address back to a domain name.

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Deleting Fields from Database Tables with PhpMyAdmin

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The scope of information needed in a table can change overtime, and you may find you no longer need a whole column of data. Removing a column from a table can help get rid of unwanted content, like if a project or product is no longer needed, to help free up disk space on a server, to clean up any empty or unused columns, or even just remove data that may have been duplicated. Removing a column is quick and easy to do in PhpMyAdmin.

This guide assumes that you have already logged in to PhpMyAdmin. We will go over how to delete a column within a table.

Starting on the home page of PhpMyAdmin, using the navigation menu on the left, click on the database name that the table we want to modify.

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Inserting Fields into Database Tables with PhpMyAdmin

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When working on a database, we sometimes find that additional data should be added for each record, but will not fit into any of the existing fields or structures. Adding a new column into an existing database can help with this problem, and it is very easy to accomplish with PhpMyAdmin.

This guide assumes that you have already logged in to PhpMyAdmin as the root user. Next, we will go over how to copy a table, and then review a few of the options PhpMyAdmin provides.

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Deleting Tables from a Database with PhpMyAdmin

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Managing databases and tables from within PhpMyAdmin is usually very straightforward. This guide will demonstrate how to remove columns and tables from a database using PhpMyAdmin.

We must first state that the potential for unintentional data removal can be elevated when working with any database. Before proceeding, it is highly recommended taking a backup before manipulating any data. Also, prior to amending data, we should confirm is not being used in a live environment.

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Modifying Fields in Database Tables with PhpMyAdmin

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The structure of a field inside a database table can be easily modified! There are a number of reasons why a column would need to be altered. For example, if the existing values needed to be modified to updated data, if a restructuring of tables were needed, or even to help with optimization. PhpMyAdmin makes modifying fields in database tables very straightforward to accomplish.

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Renaming Database Tables with PhpMyAdmin

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Renaming a table within a database is a task that may need to be done occasionally. You might just need to rename it for clarification purposes, to archive old data, to make a copy when a restore is being done, or any number of other reasons. PhpMyAdmin helps you rename a database quickly with just a few clicks.

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Exporting Databases and Tables with PhpMyAdmin

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Using PhpMyAdmin to export a database or table is a great way to make a backup you can save locally, or it can help you with transferring that information to another server quickly. A few simple steps can be a powerful tool to help you and your business. We will go over exporting all databases at once, a single database, and exporting a single table. This guide assumes that you have already logged in to PhpMyAdmin.

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Importing Databases and Tables with PhpMyAdmin

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Using PhpMyAdmin to import databases can help us in a few different situations, like when moving a database from one server to another, updating a table that is being developed elsewhere, or even restoring content from a backup. PhpMyAdmin helps make all those processes easy to accomplish through our browser.

This guide assumes that you have already logged in to PhpMyAdmin. We will go over what happens if we try to import into an existing database, importing a single table, and also partially restoring from a full database backup.

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Creating Tables in a Database with phpMyAdmin

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Creating a table and remembering what all details need to go in it can be tricky if you are manually running commands to get it set up. PhpMyAdmin can help with setting up the structure for the tables and makes the whole process quick and easy. This guide assumes that you have already logged in to PhpMyAdmin. Now let’s explore how to run SQL queries on a database.

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