What is a database?
A database is an organized collection of information.
Some daily examples of how a database works are:
- An airline reservation system
- A filing cabinet with lots of files
- File storage in your computer hard drive
A database system may be as complicated as vehicle licensing
center tracking system used to manage new vehicles registrations
and updates every minute, or it can be as simple as a
collection of electronic business cards on your personal
Primary uses of database
Web databases allow clients or users to search and retrieve
information on your website. An e-commerce or member-based
website requires a database to serve as its backend. Data
is stored and retrieved from a database. Depending on
what the purpose of the website, a database can provide
many functionalities and automation of most tasks in a
- Members based websites
- Storage and updating of product information
- Search and retrieval of data
- Easy update of product information/database
- Create complex functionalities in a website
- Facilitate online ordering and shopping carts
If your business or website requires any of the
functions mentioned above, you need a database for your
website. When in doubt, contact
us to find out more on how a database can help you,
or if you actually need a database for your web site.
Having a web database automates processes and makes day-to-day
transactions a breeze.
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