First I think you trying for the wrong package. You would want a linux hosting package. PHP & MySQL are both required for wordpress which are all standard on a Linux hosting plan.
If your just learning you can hunt down a .01 coupon for hostgator and pay one cent for your first month and like 9.95 every month after that. Or you can find a cheaper one on hostgator.
Also if your not planing full blown website you could ask a member for a space on there server if you dont require much I am sure someone can spare some room for a month or so and maybe work out a monthly fee with them.