Database-driven Websites pull their content from a central information store, or database. The information stored in the database can be searched and instantly accessed and displayed to the customer, and can be easily changed or instantly updated by the Website administrator, via a password protected administration control panel.
A database-driven Website can do two things. One, it collects information that is entered into a Web page and stores it in a database. Two, it uses that information later when generating web pages. The best part is that all of these complexities are hidden behind elegant, attractive Web pages; and updates that previously required a Web programmer, can now be done by you, the administrator, with a couple of clicks and without any knowledge of HTML code.
Why a Database?
- Your data is stored in one place and easy to access
- Since your data is in one place you can easily build queries and reports
- You can easily maintain yourself (rather than paying a Web developer to keep it updated for you).