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How to Import MySQL Database in phpMyAdmin

Introducing the process of importing MySQL database in phpMyAdmin, this guide will walk you through the steps required to successfully import a database.


For this tutorial, you need:

  • A running instance of phpMyAdmin
  • The MySQL database file to be imported (.sql or .zip format)

Step-by-Step Tutorial: How to Import MySQL Database in phpMyAdmin

  1. Launch the phpMyAdmin web interface by accessing it through your preferred web browser.
  2. Log into phpMyAdmin with your MySQL username and password.
  3. Select the database where you want to import your MySQL database.
  4. Click on the “Import” tab in the navigation menu.
  5. Choose the file to be imported by either browsing your local file system or specifying a URL.
  6. Specify the import options such as character set, format, etc. (if required) and click “Go” to start the import process.
  7. Wait for the import to complete, and you will see a success message once it is done.

Wrapping Up

I hope this short article has provided you with a helpful guide on how to import a MySQL database in phpMyAdmin. For more insightful tips and articles, feel free to explore my website.

Rizwan Aritonang

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