How can a database
be useful on your website? Maybe
you have a price list you would like
to publish, or a list of items up
for sale along with their product
number. Maybe your website is for
a club or organization in which a
list of members would be helpful.
In all these situations, a database
could be beneficial.
Creating a database allows you to
organize all sorts of information
for your website viewers. By searching
your database, if it is a thorough
one, your online customer can “browse”
your online store to find specific
items. The database requires a script
to make this interactive search possible.
The searches performed on your database
are called queries. Queries and searches
on your website are created with
the use of scripts.
If you are a programmer, chances
are that you will know which scripts
need to be created to put together
a searchable database. If you are
like most people and use a website
builder, your site building program
likely includes the options of database
search or query . Luckily for beginners,
many website building programs include
the use of scripts to obtain the same
results as though they had been custom
made for your project!
Some of today’s popular databases
are of MySQL, PostgreSQL and also
those of Microsoft’s SQL server.
Don’t worry. If it all sounds
foreign to you, remember that most
website builder programs already
have database search scripts written