I am working with a client to update a current wordpress site. I do not have access to the actual Wordpress install because they are behind a VPN that I'm not able to get behind for various reasons. They have sent me a download of all the wordpress files on their server as well as a .sql file of their database and a .tar file with all of their media files.
I have only ever used a local environment to build a site and then move it to a live build, I have never had to import a live site into a local environment this way.
Can someone please help me understand what to do? Do I create a new WP install on my local host and then import somehow, or do I need to start with a fresh, empty server and move all of my files over manually?
Thanks in advance.