Access or MySQL

Hi guys,

I’m creating a website soon with flash with a CMS.

My client is used to using ms access, and sometimes she’d like to have direct access to the database to view data and make reports etc.

So should I stick with access? How do you view, create reports etc with MySQL?

I’ve heard access is pretty poor and MySQL is a lot more robust, especially for a website database.

And is there anywhere where I can find about about the costs involved against running the two?

Cheers guys…