>I am building a web site using mySQL on a Sun UltraSparc server
>managed by a commercial hosting provider. My question is:
> What is the best strategy (or what are my options) for managing
> this database from my (local) PC?
>I'm new to this, but I imagine my options might include:
>A) Do everything on the server. Build a secure management
> interface to allow us to perform management operations
> from a web browser.
>B) Arrange to export/import tables, download/upload to/from PC,
> manipulate data locally in, e.g., MicroSoft Access.
>C) Arrange for flexible remote access to the database on the
> server, e.g., by having MicroSoft Access talk to the remote
> database via ODBC. (I have no idea if this is possible.)
(C) is your best bet, but I'd advise against using Access - write code in
Visual Basic to manipulate the server. Most database operations in MySQL
can be done by throwing SQL at the server.