sorry about that, I thought for sure there was a write up on using Phpmyadmin in the K-base. Oh well.
Log into PHP My Admin via your mysql host name that you created. Something like mysql.domain.com. Use the user name and password you created for the database.
On the Left hand side, you'll see a coloum with some little icons along the top. Click the one that says SQL on it. That should pop up a new window. Click 'Import Files". Browse to find the file you want to import on your comptuer. Then click "go"
With luck that will work, and you'll get a happy response. If you get errors post here, and hopefully someone will be able to help you.
Of course there's a more geeky way to do this, and that process is outlined in the K-base. Here
You'll need to log into dreamhost via Telnet or SSH. Windows has a telnet program allready installed that will work Start> Programs > Accessories >Communication > Hyper Terminal.
To log in there, you'll need to know the machine you're hosted on here at dreamhost. You should have such information in your welcome E-mail I believe. For me it's Galage.dreamhost.com Then you log in with the user name / pass that is excuting CGI for your Domain. (the user you selected when you set up the domain, or the default user created with the account setup)
You'll also have to had up-loaded the sql file with an FTP program. If this is confusing, or too much work - then you should be able to just stick with phpmyadmin. If you want to be able to brag to your buddies that you dilled in the tables and data for your datbase via a command line console, then try out this method.
does that help clear things up?