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What is an online database?

MySQL - web database

Online Databases

The definition of an online database is a database that is on a network (like the Internet) compared to a local database that is accessed locally on a single computer.  Databases on the Internet are built to communicate with website code. Database driven websites are coded “talk” to the database to display data in a useful and readable format.

Web Based Database Solutions

Getting started building a database driven website is not difficult. Most web hosting plans include free online mysql databases accessible through your hosting control panel. MySQL is the most common database used when building a data driven website, so it’s probably the best place to start.  If your web hosting uses cPanel, you are working with LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) and have MySQL databases already available to you.

When I say building an online database website is not difficult, I am not suggesting that if you have little/no experience in the field of web development and or web database design creation that it won’t be a challenge. Of course it will!  Let an experienced web database developer like me design and build a database driven website for you.

Examples of  Online Database Driven Websites

Examples of Database Driven Websites

  • Online store websites and shopping carts
  • Content management tool websites (CMS)
  • Multi-language websites
  • Classified ad websites
  • Real estate property listing websites
  • Search engine websites

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