I’ve just started using MySql on my Eastern Cape website and I’m so stoked with it. Just as quick as SQL Server (and up to 6 times faster than MS-Access), extremely scalable and it is free. Contrary to popular belief it also works really well with .NET. There are a couple of free admin tools out there, but sofar I’ve found Navicat (about £60) to be the business. With Stored Procedures being part of version 5, I wonder if I’ll ever go back to SQL Server.