I'm very new to this, so I'm still quite confused at the entire process.. bear with me and let me know if you need more information in order to help me out.

I chose the 1&1 beginner MS hosting and signed up for Wordpress. I understand I need to have a MySQL database on the 1&1 control panel in order to place all the WordPress info.

I just found out that the MS hosting package on 1&1 doesn't offer the MySQL Admin, but the Linux version does??

Can someone tell me if there is another way? I chose the microsoft version because I know nothing about Linux and would like to eventually create my own apps using Microsoft VB.net (down the road of course)

Many thanks.