My web hosting plan does not include a database. Is there a way i can get around this? Like upload a .sql file or ms access db into my server and connect to it using php?

Hi,

starting from PHP 5.3, SQLite3 is enabled by default, this would allow you to create an sqlite file and connect to it:

In both cases it requires that on compilation the hosting didn't disabled the support. Looking at phpinfo() you should be able to find if is supported or not.

Before implementing SQLite read these pages carefully:

Otherwise, if allowed, use an external database service.

Thanks a lot. it worked like magic. its good cos I don't have to pay extra money for a database