I'm assuming that you've installed it on windows?
if so you can start/stop the MySQL database service from the control pannel.
or from the command line using the net start /net stop command with the service name.
you can also use the tools that i said about before.
so far as managing the creation of tables, as I said before, if you want graphical tools then I'd suggest using the ones available fromt the MySQL site.
heres a link.