How to Import a Database in phpMyAdmin

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This article explains how to import a MySql dump file into a new database. This article assumes that you already have carried out the database export to create the dump file

Importing the Dump File

If you have a MySQL Dump that you would like to import into a database, firstly create a database on your account. Then, follow the steps below:

  1. From the cPanel home page find the Databases section
  2. Select PHPMyAdmin
  3. In the new window that opens, click import from the top menu
  4. Click the Choose File button and find the dump file on your PC
  5. Leave all the options as they are
  6. Click Go at the bottom of the page

This will import the file and create the database from the file. It can take some time depending on the size of the database files.

Upload Issues

If you do have any issues with importing then just raise a ticket and we’ll help out with this. There are upload size limits in place. If your database file is bigger that the allowed upload size, please submit a ticket so we can help you with this

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