You typically don't install MySQL on your hosts server - your host does that. Does your hosting package include MySQL?
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Depending on your hosting set-up, you're most likely on a Linux server or a Windows server... if it's a Linux server (I would imagine is most likely) and your hosting company is even remotely with the times, you probably have PHP installed on the server... MySQL is standard on some hosts, not so much on the others. I use the Wild West (GoDaddy) network for hosting and it's got all that stuff included.
Ultimately, if I read your post correctly, you'll need to import your MySQL local database onto your live server... most hosts offer browser access thru phpMyAdmin... search your host's help files for that.
Thanks. The host's website says they support PHPMyAdmin so I just sent them an email asking how I access it. I'm thinking that I will need to export my current database to a sql file and then import it. Does that sound right?