I found this:
And it leads to this:1.16 I cannot upload big dump files (memory, HTTP or timeout problems).
Starting with version 2.7.0, the import engine has been re–written and these problems should not occur. If possible, upgrade your phpMyAdmin to the latest version to take advantage of the new import features.
The first things to check (or ask your host provider to check) are the values of upload_max_filesize, memory_limit and post_max_size in the php.ini configuration file. All of these three settings limit the maximum size of data that can be submitted and handled by PHP. One user also said that post_max_size and memory_limit need to be larger than upload_max_filesize.
There exist several workarounds if your upload is too big or your hosting provider is unwilling to change the settings:
* Look at the $cfg['UploadDir'] feature. This allows one to upload a file to the server via scp, ftp, or your favorite file transfer method. PhpMyAdmin is then able to import the files from the temporary directory. More information is available in the Configuration section of this document.
* Using a utility (such as BigDump) to split the files before uploading. We cannot support this or any third party applications, but are aware of users having success with it.
* If you have shell (command line) access, use MySQL to import the files directly. You can do this by issuing the "source" command from within MySQL: source filename.sql.
This is a bit over my head (like a lot of things here ). So help is very much appreciated. I'm trying to get this done tonight. I assume it's telling me to upload the file via FTP, but then what? And where do I upload it to on my host? This stuff is highly confusing. This is the last step I need done. SO CLOSE!!!$cfg['UploadDir'] string
The name of the directory where SQL files have been uploaded by other means than phpMyAdmin (for example, ftp). Those files are available under a drop-down box when you click the database or table name, then the Import tab.
If you want different directory for each user, %u will be replaced with username.
Please note that the file names must have the suffix ".sql" (or ".sql.bz2" or ".sql.gz" if support for compressed formats is enabled).
This feature is useful when your file is too big to be uploaded via HTTP, or when file uploads are disabled in PHP.
Please note that if PHP is running in safe mode, this directory must be owned by the same user as the owner of the phpMyAdmin scripts.
See also FAQ 1.16 for alternatives.