Techie advice

MySQL. How do you setup a new database?

I know my host supports it, but that’s the limit of my knowledge. Rather than spend an evening aimlessly surfing I was kinda hoping someone out there would have some pointers/suggestions/offers of free help…

Answers in the usual place please.

[UPDATE: Found my hosts info on setting up PHP on MySQL, all is right with the world again. To those who have already commented, many thanks, I WILL be consulting you later on!]