Importing Databases Using PHPMyAdmin

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Although importing databases is usually best done through a command line interface such as WP-CLI, databases can also be imported using PHPMyAdmin if you need to.

In this article, we'll show you how to import a SQL file into a database by using PHPMyAdmin.

  1. Begin by logging into PHPMyAdmin.
  2. Next, use the left side menu to select the database that you want to import your SQL file into.
  3. Once your database is selected, click on the Import tab at the top of the page.
  4. From within the Import tab, locate the File To Import header and click the Browse button to browse your computer and select the SQL file that you want to import.

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  5. Finally, click the Go button to begin the import.

Depending on the size of your database, it might take a bit of time to import all of the data. Once complete, you should see the data from your SQL file appear within your database.

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