Website Database System

Website Databases make it easy for normal human beings to update a website.

Website Databasing

To put it in as plain English as possible: A database is a collection of information that is organized in such a way that programs can access the information and understand what each piece of data is. (Another way to picture it is as a spreadsheet of information.) On the internet, databases are what Content Management Systems use to allow users to easily edit their website content. As website developers, Websites in a Flash programs the website to automatically integrade the updated information into the Custom Website Design.

We do provide a much deeper look into what a website database is if you are interested in learning more about it.

Here is a short list of websites we have had the honor to develop databases for:

Website Services

Websites with Databases by Websites in a Flash

What is a Database?

Let's say that you own an E-commerce Store, and you had three products: "Popa Teddy Bear," "Momma Teddy Bear" and "Geo the Stick Figure." You're selling "Popa Teddy Bear" for $8, "Geo the Stick Figure" for $6.30 and "Momma Teddy Bear" for $7. Here is what this information could look like if you put it into a database:

 
Product Name
Price
Category
1
Popa Teddy Bear 8.00 Bear
2
Momma Teddy Bear 7.00 Bear
3
Geo the Stick Figure 6.30 Figurine

Now that is nice and organized, but it is also very plain. You can see that at the top of each column (vertical row or list) is the "Colum Name," and each row (horizontal list) is the details of that product. Because it is organized, another program can access this database and process the information.

Let's say your E-commerce website has its inventory split up into different categories, and each category has it's own page. Now each category page doesn't actually have any products on it, but instead, there is a program that collects the products from the database. Let me explain. If someone went to the "Bear" page, this is what would happen:

  1. The page would tell the database: "Find all products that are in the Bear Category, and give me their information."
  2. The database would return this information:

     
    Product Name
    Price
    Category
    1
    Popa Teddy Bear 8.00 Bear
    2
    Momma Teddy Bear 7.00 Bear

  3. The page would then take that information and put it into the page. Now that page has the information about all of the Teddy Bears!

Success! Now we have information on the page. Now you might ask, "What was the point of all that extra work?" If you do, read this next section. It will answer your question.

Why use a Database?

Now that is a good question. If you read the information above, you will see that databases take a lot of extra work to set up, but they are well worth the time and money.

Taking the previous example of an E-commerce website that has three products, what would happen if this company got a new product?

Normally, any company on the internet would have to call up their webmaster and pay him hourly to get this new product added. If this company wanted to add 50 products, the webmaster would have a lot more work to get it all installed into the website. This would take a lot of time and money.

On the other hand, if the company had a database installed in their site, they would go to the (password-protected) administration section of their website and fill in the information for the new items. It is very easy to add items to a database. Here is an example of what it would take to add a product to a database:

Product Name Price Category

Of course a normal E-commerce website would have many more entries including: "Picture," "Description," "Original Price," etc.

With the use of a database, it becomes extremely simple to update, add, or delete products, and databases aren't limited to E-commerce sites. Actually, databases aren't limited to anything. You can use a database for cars, houses, menu items, computer parts, blog posts, etc., etc. The list goes on and on.

Here at Websites in a Flash, we have a special deal on website databases. We have created a database program, and we call it "Database in a Flash!" We have spent many days programming, testing, and fixing this database program, to make it extremely easy for anyone to understand and use.

We will soon have a working example of "Database in a Flash" up on our website for you to use. This will help you to get a complete understanding of how easy this program is to understand.

If you would like to see websites that use Database in a Flash to keep their site updated, check out the websites below. These website owners have full control of their website through the use of their personalized "Database in a Flash." For example, if you look at Las Vegas Classic Cars, You will see many different cars at different places throughout the website. The owner of this website can change which cars show up where, add cars, remove cars, upload pictures of cars, and more!