part of your website you may to wish to store, receive and deliver data
for the users. This could include recording their contact details, receiving
completed forms from them. You may also want to have some sort of interactive
utility that produces results for the user based on inputs, and data
you have stored: this could include taking reservations, producing estimates
for work, timetables for specific activities or listings of useful information.
Larger websites with regular information updates use databases to allow
whole pages to be generated dynamically, and to simplify the update
Simple databases can be developed
using Microsoft Access (part of MS
Office XP) . But you will need to ensure the web host can run this
on the web server. This is relatively simple to use, but is limited
in scope, and is not suitable for large scale websites or highly complex
databases. Should be fine for recording customer contact details, for
a small business website.
For larger applications the
cost rises considerably and you will require professional expertise
to specify and deliver what you want. The two main choices are from
Oracle or MS
SQL Server. The cost can be reduced if you can share use of an application
licence, check with your webhost.
We can integrate
database systems with your website, if you require further information,
we would be pleased to discuss your requirements, large or small. Please
contact us .