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Restore Database Using PHPMyAdmin

This article is about restoring your databases from a backup. This guide is intended for clients who wish to restore their database using PHPMyAdmin.

If you want to do this, you’ll need to have access to cPanel such as with Hostwinds Shared Hosting and Business Hosting, Cloud, VPS or a Dedicated Server and be using cPanel. Having a good backup to restore from is crucial in case it is ever needed. 


How To Do Restore a Database Using PHPMyAdmin


  1. Login into your cPanel account 
  2. Navigate to the Databases section and click on PHPMyAdmin

    cPanel PHPMyAdmin

  3. Click on the plus sign next to the database name 

    phpmyadmin plus sign 

  4. Click on the import tab in the top row 

    import database from .sql file 

  5. Click on the Choose File button to locate the backup file from your computer 

    choose .sql file from your computer 

  6. Click on the Go button 

    phpmyadmin go button 

  7. Confirm that this was successful by reviewing the success message 

    import database success 


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