MySQL Access

Does the customer have admin access to MySQL databases? The reason I ask is because I do not care for Miva e-commerce software and I was wondering if I could install something myself, i.e. PHPshop, or something similar. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

you have access to Mysql, by creating databases, accessing the database through http, phpmyadmin, and or Telnet / SSh. You don’t have access to the actual files persay - as in if you want to do a databse backup you have to do that thorugh a dump, but you can do everything else.