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If you prefer to use ASP, ASP.NET, Microsoft SQL Server or MySQL database then Windows hosting is for you. Windows Hosting is needed if you are implementing an Access database. Hosting Ireland offers Windows Hosting with MYSQL or MSSQL Databases.