Originally Posted by tangoforce
If you do want to install PHP and MySQL on their server there are many preconfigured packages available known as WAMP.
I use the UniformServer but many are fond of XAMPP. Both have Apache, MySQL and PHP preconfigured. You just copy the directory onto that machine, and run - either as seperate programs or as system services. No need for installation or manual configuration (which is a real pita I might add).
^This...I did this recently, which implies it can't be that hard, lol! Only issue I had was an ini+Ipv6 thing but a quick Google had me going in no time...