Are you sure that they offer MySQL on their NT accounts? Most NT host don't. Most offer SQL Server which is a totally different product. SQL Server is designed to integrate with NT and IIS so its a natural product to offer. Also most hosts charge a nominal extra fee for SQL access. Also the functionality of SQL Server includes a lot more than mySQL including Stored Procedures and Triggers which allows you to move most of your code into the database for faster execution and scalability. MySQL has this functionality scheduled to be added "some time".