I'm trying to help a friend set up a free calendar app on their php account that's hosted with crystaltech.com. It looks like php is running on a windows server. The control panel allows creation of a database and the ability to specify users for that db.
The calendar app uses a sql file to create and populate the tables. I asked the host about phpmyadmin or anything else that would let me run this file. They told me I would need to install a standalone version of phpmyadmin on my local computer. This seems really absurd to me. I don't understand why good db interaction tools are not provided by default. It also looks like I would have to have a local linux box setup in order to do this (which i don't). So my questions are:
1. Is there a true standalone phpmyadmin option available that will run on windows (without having to install php and mysql)?
2. Should my friend just switch hosts?
3. Is there a different solution to this problem I don't know about?