Merlene Paynter Blacha wrote: > I'm trying to learn mysql for the first time and the book I'm using > "Build Your Own Database Driven Website Using PHP & MySQL" by > Sitepoint/Kevin Yank seems very straightforward. > > My web host has mysql with phpmyadmin but I'd like to learn mysql from > the basics, as suggested in the book. So what I'd like to know is if > anyone can recommend a remote client for mysql which will work on my > home system (WinXP). Uh, A) why not just install MySQL locally, and B) the mysql client *is* a remote client. However, using it as a remote client assumes that the remote server allows connections from other than 'localhost' -- which in the case of a Web hosting company probably isn't true :-) Installing on your own desktop is the best approach. -- Hassan Schroeder ----------------------------- hassan at webtuitive.com Webtuitive Design === (+1) 408-938-0567 === http://webtuitive.com dream. code.