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    Fyi - inexpensive PHP / MySQL Hosts

    Over the weekend I set up an account at www.5dollarhost.com. For $5 a month (if you sign up for a year) and for a $29 set up, you get 10 megs of space along with a MySQL database and PHP support. If you're trying to learn PHP, this may be the way to go. They have a very useful control panel, which has phpMyAdmin set up!

    P.S. I don't work for the company...
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    I know this isn't the correct forum for this, but if people are looking to learn PHP and want a service capable of it then go for www.f2s.com which gives you everything as above (except it is 20mb), but it is free!
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    Free?

    Wow, thanks. Do they have phpMyAdmin installed?
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    f2s is very unreliable though. If you just want to experiment with PHP you can easily install it on your computer using a package such as PHPTriad for Windows from www.phpgeek.com

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    Yes they do have PhpMyAdmin.

    You might be limited to one database per account, but then you are not limited to the number of accounts you can have!
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    I have never had a problem with F2S before, except for using the mail() command to send emails from my site.

    See my post in this forum if you have any helpful suggestions!
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    Some people have a lot of problems with uptime, but lucky ones dont !

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    I think it is to do with what physical server they have put you on. If you signed up reasonably late then I think you got on port 3306 which is quite reliable, whereas earlier ones weren't.

    But i do know they have just added a load more servers. With any luck these will be more reliable!
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