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If you have a large MySQL database you need to import, you cannot import it via PHPMyAdmin as there is a 2MB limit.

Upload your database file (WinSCP is a great program for transferring files to a Linux server, grab it at: http://winscp.net/eng/index.php)

Login to SSH (we recommend using Putty)

Find your uploaded database file and enter the following command (entering the correct database name and sql dump file name and location):

mysql -u root -p DATABASENAME < SQLDUMPFILE.sql

If you have uploaded a ZIP of your MySQL dump, you can unzip it first with the command:

unzip FILENAME.zip


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