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Import SQL files into a MySQL database

If you backed up (or exported) a database as an SQL file, you can import it into one of your hosting account's MySQL databases through phpMyAdmin.

Note: If your database is overly large or has many tables, you’ll need to import it through SSH.
  1. Sign in to phpMyAdmin.
  2. In phpMyAdmin, on the left menu, select the name of the database you want to use.
    select database to import
    Note: If you see only information_schema, you should create a database in your Linux or Windows hosting account.
  3. On the top menu, select Import.
    import tab in phpMyAdmin
  4. Select Choose file.
  5. Find and select the file you want to import and then select Open.
  6. At the bottom of the page, select Go.

It might take several minutes for the import to complete and update the database as specified in your SQL file.

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