How to Import Database in Mysql Hostinger

Are you looking to import a database into your MySQL database on Hostinger? This process can seem daunting at first, especially if you’re not familiar with database management. However, with the right guidance, importing a database can be a straightforward task. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to successfully import a database in MySQL on Hostinger.

### Step 1: Accessing phpMyAdmin
The first step is to access phpMyAdmin, a web-based application used for managing MySQL databases. To do this, log in to your Hostinger account and navigate to the ‘Databases’ section. Here, you’ll find an option to access phpMyAdmin. Click on it to open the phpMyAdmin interface in a new tab.

### Step 2: Creating a New Database
Before importing your database, you need to create a new database where your data will be imported. In phpMyAdmin, click on the ‘Databases’ tab and enter a name for your new database. Once you’ve named your database, click on the ‘Create’ button to finalize the creation process.

### Step 3: Importing the Database
With your new database created, it’s time to import your database file. In phpMyAdmin, select the database you just created from the left-hand side menu. Next, click on the ‘Import’ tab from the top menu.

### Step 4: Uploading the Database File
In the ‘Import’ tab, you’ll find an option to choose a file from your computer. Click on the ‘Choose File’ button and select the database file you want to import. Ensure that your file is in SQL format for successful import.

### Step 5: Configuring Import Settings
Before proceeding with the import, you can configure some settings to ensure a smooth process. Make sure the ‘Character set of the file’ matches the encoding of your database file. You can leave the other settings as default unless you have specific requirements.

### Step 6: Initiating the Import
Once you’ve selected your database file and configured the settings, click on the ‘Go’ button to initiate the import process. Depending on the size of your database file, the import may take some time to complete. You’ll see a notification once the import is successful.

### Step 7: Verifying the Import
To verify that your database has been successfully imported, you can browse the tables in your database from the left-hand side menu in phpMy

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