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How to rename database tables in phpMyAdmin

This article demonstrates how easy it is to rename mySQL tables in phpMyAdmin.

Begin by accessing phpMyAdmin via cPanel or Plesk.

  1. Click on the database you wish to work on (from list of databases on the phpMyAdmin home screen).
  2. Once inside of the database, select a table by clicking on it.
  3. Once inside the table, click on the Operations tab.
  4. Scroll down to Table options where there is the option to change the name of the table.
  5. Where it says Rename table to, enter the new name for the table.
  6. When you are ready to proceed, click on Go.

The table will be renamed to the new name.