I have Wordpress website. I am importing large database into "Php my admin" but showing an error.

You probably tried to upload a file that is too large. Please refer to documentation for a workaround for this limit

Could you please tell me how to fix it? Thank You.

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If you've got SSH access, you can import it via WP-CLI:


wp db import file.sql

This can handle large imports fine.

Note: wp-cli must be installed on the server (check with wp --info) and target database must be empty (check with wp db check). You must manually upload the file.sql import file via sftp/plesk/cpanel first.

  • Could anyone tell me simple process because i have not deep knowledge but if someone guide me then it would be best. Thank You in advance.
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    Commented Dec 12, 2020 at 10:40

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