Import SQL Files into MySQL Databases Using phpMyAdmin

We’ll assume that you’ve already exported your database, and it is either a .sql, zip, or tar.gz file. You should have already created the new database that you’re importing into as well.

  1. Log into cPanel
  2. Open phpMyAdmin by clicking the phpMyAdminicondatabases_phpmyadmin
  3. Select the database in the left menu that you will be working with
  4. Click Import in the top menu
  5. Under File to Import, click Browse and select the backup file you previously created (it will be either a .sql .zip or .tar.gz file).
  6. Click Go at the bottom righthow-to-use-phpmyadmin-to-import-a-database
  7. When the database has been imported successfully, you should see a message at the top of the page similar to: Import has been successfully finished, ## queries executed.Congratulations, you have just imported a database!

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