DOMAIN ADMIN TOOLS
All the tools you need to manage, maintain, monitor, scan and secure your domains and websites, all in one place. DNS & network tools, database management tools, file management, website performance testing, website security,
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DNS & Network Tools
whatsmydns.net lets you instantly perform a DNS lookup to check a domain names current IP address and DNS record information against multiple name servers located in different parts of the world.
This allows you to check the current state of DNS propagation after having made changes to your domain’s records.
Working out subnets and CIDR is not something most of us can do in our heads.
The IP Subnet Mask Calculator makes this much easier and enables subnet network calculations using network class, IP address, subnet mask, subnet bits, mask bits, the maximum required IP subnets and maximum required hosts per subnet.
Website Testing & Monitoring Tools
GTmetrix gives you insight on how well your site loads and provides actionable recommendations on how to optimize it.
- Get a summary of key performance indicators
- Track performance with monitoring, graphs and alerts
- Test your page from multiple regions
- Analyze your page on an actual Android device
DNS & Network Tools
Instant access to all real mobile and desktop browsers. Say goodbye to your lab of devices and virtual machines.
Test on a range of physical Android and iOS mobile devices and tablets for the most accurate results.
Measuring performance shouldn’t be hard: you should be able to have full control of your metrics, own your own data and you should be able to do it without paying top dollars.
File Management & Editing
This free HTML WYSIWYG editor program allows you edit your source code online without downloading any application. Guaranteed the best visual webpage builder software you can find out there!
Cometdocs aims to provide a complete online solution for all your document management needs. Everything is web-based and completely secure. Privacy is guaranteed. Your personal data, including files, emails and everything else is never shared with anyone. And best of all for users, Cometdocs is available free of charge.
Users of the latter have in contrast been spoilt with Microsoft’s SQL Management Studio, which is a slick and well-written tool and all most devs need. There are however some alternatives for MSSQL which have some greater features and functionality.
License: GNU GPL 2.0
Supported platforms: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or newer
Sequel Pro is an application used to manage MySQL databases (locally or over the Internet). It lets you add and remove databases and tables, change fields and indexes, view and filter table content, add, edit and remove rows, perform custom queries, and dump tables or entire databases.
It is compatible with MySQL 3.x, 4 or 5 and now comes in 5 additional languages, including Russian, German, Swedish, French and Japanese.
Supported platforms: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 10
There have been many complaints that MySQL Workbench hangs or fails to respond when put under a heavy load. SQLyog is a more robust product with many additional tools. It’s available in three major versions: Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate. The main difference between the three versions is the number of included features. These include data migration, profiling, visual designers, analysis, batch scripting, backup scheduler, user manager, and database copy tools.
At this time, SQLyog is only available for the Windows platform, but, some of the community uses it on MacOS, Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and Mageia using WINE.
A single user license costs $99 for the Professional Ed, $199 for the Enterprise Ed, and $299 for the Ultimate Ed. Multi-user packages are also available. A 14-day trial version of SQLyog is available for download from the Webyog’s website.
License: Commercial and non-commercial licenses available. Subscriptions are also offered as an efficient and quickest way to deliver product upgrades and technical support.
Supported platforms: Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10
dbForge Studio for MySQL offers visual MySQL development and administration.
There are three editions: Express, Standard, and Professional
License: GNU General Public License
Supported platforms: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 (can be run on any Linux with Wine)
HeidiSQL, previously known as MySQL-Front, is a FREE and open source client developed by German programmer Ansgar Becker and a few other contributors in Delphi. To manage databases with HeidiSQL, users must login to a local or remote MySQL server with acceptable credentials, creating a session. Within this session users may manage MySQL Databases within the connected MySQL server, disconnecting from the server when done. Its feature set is sufficient for most common and advanced database, table and data record operations but remains in active development to move towards the full functionality expected in a MySQL Frontend.
License: GNU General Public License, version 2
Supported platforms: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, PHP 4 – 5 and MySQL 3 – 5
phpMyAdmin is a FREE browser based tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the Internet. phpMyAdmin supports a wide range of operations with MySQL, the most frequently used being the managing of databases, tables, fields, relations, indexes, users, permissions. You still have the ability to execute SQL statements directly as well.
Most hosts provide this tool as standard, but if you have your own server, you can install this on your own website.
Supported platforms: Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
Another studio containing a complete collection of tools for MySQL Server administration. Developers will appreciate its ability to create/edit/drop database objects, DB synchronization, and data export/import. DBAs can also use MyDB Studio to perform database migration, as well as backups and restores. It supports SSH tunneling to secure your connections, which allows you to connect even if your host doesn’t allow you remote access connection, user and privilege management, and PHP script creation.
EMS SQL manager
Microsoft SQL Server
SSMS is an integrated environment for managing any SQL infrastructure, from SQL Server to SQL Database. SSMS provides tools to configure, monitor, and administer instances of SQL. Use SSMS to deploy, monitor, and upgrade the data-tier components used by your applications, as well as build queries and scripts.
Use SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) to query, design, and manage your databases and data warehouses, wherever they are – on your local computer, or in the cloud.
SSMS is free!
SQL Server Data Tools is a modern development tool that you can download for free to build SQL Server relational databases, Azure SQL databases, Integration Services packages, Analysis Services data models, and Reporting Services reports. With SSDT, you can design and deploy any SQL Server content type with the same ease as you would develop an application in Visual Studio.
SSDT 15.5.2 is a standalone web installation experience for SQL Server Database, Analysis Services, Reporting Services, and Integration Services projects in Visual Studio 2017 15.5 or later.
EMS SQL manager
- Auto complete statements
- Improve productivity with snippets
- Keep track of all your tabs
- Format SQL
- Formatting profiles
- Obfuscate SQL
- Search SQL objects
- Edit extended properties
- Rename SQL objects safely
- Qualify objects & expand wildcards
- Encapsulate SQL into procedures
- Add surrogate keys
- Replace one-to-many relationships
- Change procedure parameters
- Locate & highlight unused variables
- SQL Server object compare
- SQL script compare
- Object decryption
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