Database Websites | Online Catalogues | CRM | CMS
Content Management Systems are usually associated with databases that form the back bone of various types of websites
- Online Catalogues
- E-commerce websites (Online Shops)
- Social Websites (Facebook etc)
- File sharing sites (You Tube)
- Classified Ad sites
But that is only scratching the suface as databases are a fantastic way to store most types of relational data and they can be relevant to more website projects than you might think.
Why use a database in my website?
Keep it fresh, relevant, interesting and easy to maintain
Traditional web pages are nothing more than a collection of images and text files containing styling information and html. This can make maintaining and updating regularly changing content a chore. By incorporating a database into your website you can not only reduce the hassle and complexity of maintaining and updating your website but also realise some of the real power behind the web that comes with dynamic database driven websites.
One of the distinct advantages of a database driven website is the power it gives you when designing and redesigning your pages or even customising the experience for individual users and content types. With a database powering your website you need only design and maintain a handful of pages to deliver thousands of pages of dynamic content.
Another distinct advantage of a database driven website is that it can be made to be highly searchable and organised making your content far more accessible to the end user. By having static pages you immediately restrict the way in which the user can interact with the content.