Web Database

Glossary of Web Design Terms

What is a web database? Why would I need a web database on my web site?

Web Database

A web database is a database that is used to store content used on a web site. A web database can also be used to store meta information about particular web pages or information used to generate or calculate the content displayed on particular web pages.

Why Does This Matter to Me?

With a dynamic web site, a database is often a necessary part of the back end, the parts of the web site not readily visible to the web site users (or sometimes even the web site owner).

A web database allows you to store data for similar items, such as products, to help insure consistent presentation to web users, and to facilitate your ability to add and remove content quickly and easily.

Web databases store information like property listings in a real estate web site, product information and customer history in an on-line shopping web site, pictures and categories in an image gallery, or other information.

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The MisCon web site is intended to inform science fiction, fantasy, and horror fans of the theme, focus, and schedule for the next upcoming MisCon. Attracting fans from the wide open spaces of Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming is not an easy task, and having an accurate, up-to-date, and engaging site is imperative to attracting new attendees to Missoula every Memorial Day weekend.