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Plesk Onyx - Create and import a MySQL Database

Difficulty: Beginner


  • Hosting Control Panel or Plesk access details.


This support article describes how to create a new MySQL database in Plesk and then import a MySQL backup into the newly created database. This is typically done when migrating a website or when moving from a local development environment to a live server.


  1. Log into your Plesk server or Conetix Control Panel.
  2. Next click on the Databases tab:
  3. Next, select Add Database:
  4. Enter the relevant details, Database Name , Related Site , Database User and Password and click Ok to create a new database.
  5. Now that you have created your MySQL database, you can click on Import Dump to restore a MySQL backup:
  6. Select your MySQL backup file either by browsing your local computer or under your hosting folder (if you have already transferred it via FTP):

    MySQL will then import the database and display the progress.

    Import completed.
  7. You have now successfully created and imported a MySQL database.
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