Web Database Solutions
If you've ever visited a website and wondered "How
are they doing that?" the answer is probably "With a
database." Probably the best example of a database
driven website is eBay. All the information about
buyers, sellers, items, what's been bought and sold...
All of that is stored in a huge collection of database
tables. Using a combination of server and database
code (called SQL statements), all that seemingly
disparate information can be tied together and presented
in a manner that makes sense... And makes eBay a lot of
Databases live "under the covers" of websites. You
can't just go to a website and hope to just surf into
its database. As a result, the average person
doesn't really think of how powerful this tool can be.
But today, after all the initial hype and hoopla about
the web has settled down, the use of web database
technology is the one thing that can make your website
genuinely useful to you and your customers. Even
more remarkable is how affordable this technology has
become for the average business or individual. In
the Internet boom days of the late 1990's, hosting and
database solutions could easily cost a company hundreds,
and sometimes thousands, of dollars per month.
Companies like Oracle made astronomical sums of money,
and companies were all to happy to pay them.
Today, hosting plans with database connectivity can be
had for less than $40 PER YEAR! The math on this
is easy... That breaks down to about 11 cents per day.
Small companies can now have the same tools that big
companies once spent millions on!
So you may be asking yourself "Um, okay, but what do I
need with a database hooked to my website?" Well
if your company has sales inventory, this can be tracked
in real-time by customers, resellers, sales people, or
anyone you choose. All they need is an Internet
connection! Or, if you offer services, you can
manage scheduling, support, or progress reports, all
on-line in real time with the click of a button.
Frequently this functionality can be interfaced with
your existing software systems.
Go ahead... Let your mind run wild! If you can't
come up with any good ideas, then you're not thinking
hard enough! Dream it up and WebZealot can figure
out a way to make it happen, at a price you'll be happy