In order to do some of our tutorials (or program with PHP and MySQL in general) you need to be able to run PHP and MySQL. Although most free hosts do not have PHP and MySQL support there are some that do
, and there are also many low cost
hosting options available. If you already have hosting and are unsure if you have PHP and MySQL support you should contact your host directly.
If you are shopping for hosting be sure that they support PHP and that your package includes at least one MySQL database.
Another option is to install PHP and MySQL directly onto your Windows computer. If you are a Mac user you already have the capability and just need to activate PHP and MySQL.