You shouldn't need to install MySQL to use MS Access. Seems like they are
giving you excuses to avoid any extra work on their part. I would suggest
you switch web-hosting companies if they are behaving this way. is one that supports PHP and Access.

PS: I am not affiliated to hostpro in any way accept as a satisfied

Regards, John

"Djgray" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
> I apologize if this is a redundant post. I did do a search and could not
> find the answer.
> I'm swimming in ignorance as I build a website for a friend. The hosting
> service says they support MS Access and PHP. However, they are telling me
> that in order for PHP to get to that database, I would also need MySQL,
> which they do not have and have no plans to install.
> Is this accrate?
> Can PHP not get to the Access database directly?

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