What is a database driven web
Database driven web site is one that uses database for collecting and
storing information. What information it can be? Various. Email addresses,
contact info, clients list, products list, listings of real estate property,
trade offers, images, and links, etc.
How does it work?
For example, you have a static HTML web site for your business with posted
information about the company, products or services, clients, and there is
contact form. If you have strong HTML skills you update your site without
problems each time you need it. Otherwise you hire a webmaster or use
maintenance services of a web design company. You write info in text
document, send it to your webmaster, he manually inserts it to the site. You
store your products, clients, and contacts info in Word or Excel files.
Probably you store emails that you receive from contact form in Word or
Is it handful and easy? Is there an alternative?
In the database driven web site all information is stored in table format of
databases on the server, script generates pages that are showed on the site
as usual HTML ones. Usually database driven web sites have admin panel with
user-friendly interface where you can manage the site content, i.e. add,
edit, or delete info by yourself, create new pages or delete old ones. You
can update your site easily each time you need it.
Requests sent form contact form can be saved in database for further use,
you can edit them, group, and sort.
You can create pictures gallery on your site and update it easily.
You can have news box at your site and update it easily each time you need
Is it expensive?
No, if you order the site from a web design/development company that has
good experience in database driven web sites design that means elaborated
and tested development process, time and cost saving methods which give
high-quality work within short timeline and at affordable price.