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How to export Database of WordPress Website in phpMyAdmin ?

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phpMyAdmin is the main source of interaction with the database of the website, who uses MySQL and MariaDB for the database of its website. This tool is written in the PHP programming language for web hosting and related services. This GUI tool manages a lot of data-related operations such as creation, modification, deletion of data, and change of structure of tables which are in the Databases. It can manage multiple databases at a time.  phpMyAdmin is the most trusted and user-friendly database manager and is mostly used for web-based applications or programs.

phpMyAdmin provides functionality such as taking the backup of the data of the website in CSV, SQL, and Excel format. Many times we want to edit our WordPress website and migrate it from one hosting to another hosting. And the easiest way to migrate and back up your WordPress website data is to export the database in phpMyAdmin to CSV, SQL, and Excel format. If you are using the MySQL database then the phpMyAdmin makes the process of exporting the data from your database easier and hassle-free. 

In this article, we will see how we can export the database in phpMyAdmin with simple steps.

Exporting the Database in phpMyAdmin to Local Storage: For exporting the database using the phpMyAdmin tool follow the steps given below.

Step 1: First Login to your hosting provider and then go to the phpMyAdmin section in your hosting panel.


Step 2: After clicking on the “phpMyAdmin” section, the phpMyAdmin window will appear on your screen like this:


It will show all the databases of your website.

Step 3: Now, choose the database of your website and click on the database and then click on the “Export” button link to export the data.


Step 4: After clicking on the “Export” button, it will show you the two options first one is the “Quick” option and the second one is the “Custom” option. If you are a beginner choose the “Quick” option.


Step 5: Now, choose the desired format in which you want to export your website data using the phpMyAdmin panel tool. Here for the demo purpose, we will choose the SQL format to export the database to our local storage. You can choose another format as per your requirement.


Step 6: After choosing the format finally click on the “Export” button to export your database to your local storage.


Step 7: Choose the location in your local storage and then click on the “Save” button finally your website database is get securely downloaded to your desired storage.


In this way, we can export the Database in phpMyAdmin and take the backup of our WordPress website or another website that uses the MySQL database.

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Last Updated : 16 Nov, 2022
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