First post as a new account holder.
Could someone comment on the security issues around phpmyadmin, pls. I have used it with other hosts, as it is an intuitive way for me to manage databases, not realising that there is a security issue. How concerned should I be? Has dh been hacked via phpmyadmin before?
I have downloaded Putty and connected via the shell, but this is not intuitive for me. Is it possible to do EVERYTHING you can do with phpmyadmin, using Putty? Just seems like another hill to climb for me.
Is there a recommended intuitive/GUI client-side db admin application which takes advantage of Putty/shell's inherent security but offers something like the phpmyadmin GUI?
Just another observation as a dh n00b: things seem quite slow to update/propagate. eg, it took >18 hours for a database setup on a dh subdomain(no redirecting of existing domains). Leaves the user wondering whether the transaction failed. With my other host, db setup is instantaneous.
However, there are potential benefits to dh, and a pretty active forum, so I'm persevering.