Advantages of Using PHPMYADMIN vs mySQL Console
The advantages of using phpMyAdmin is that it has a user interface and you can run queries within the SQL. Another advantage is that you can paste queries into the SQL to test data output; fom a simple 'Select * FROM tablename' to more advanced relational queries using various tables. The copying and pasting of queries is not available with the mySQL console. If you make a typo with the mySQL console, you must start again.