Here's the story: usually for backups and whatnot I use BlogZapper. But in this case the person dealing with this particular site (a new SEO client of mine now I might add!) forgot to renew the domain name. And because of that, I've got all the files plus the database. While I can upload the files, I'm not sure what to do with the database he sent me (never had to do this by hand) and of course that's the integral part. While the site is down, its costing the client money, so I could really use some help here.
I have worked with wordpress before (all I usually use) but since I keep track of things, I've never had to try and resurrect a site by hand using wp.