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By: Jennifer Devitt on September 24th, 2013

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What a Database Can Provide for Your Website

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Having a database is a vital part of having dynamic website content, specifically if your site's content changes frequently. All of your website's information is stored in a database and can be accessed at any time, meaning that instead of typing out an update each time something changes, you can just manipulate the content within the database using a Content Management System.

Product information, member logins, order history... all of this and more is contained within your site's database. Website maintenance becomes easy with this centralized container of all site information.

The database powers your website and automatically makes any changes on the website itself when you change the information or page layout within the database. Because of this, you don't have to make page-specific changes in technical, coded language or need a developer to make the changes. This saves you time and eliminates the need for a website maintenance employee, which saves you money on your payroll.

For this reason, many website owners prefer having a database. We recommend them for all website development projects because of the ease and comprehensive collector of information they provide. Regardless of size, why wouldn't you make your website more effective, more dynamic, and easier to maintain?

Databases aren't just for commercial sites with huge amounts of product listings, or sites with frequently changing information like an airline site; databases comply with any public website. A company can also have an intranet with a database backend to store things such as human resource information, department specific information, or workflow data.

There are third-party databases available for your website, or a development company can program one specifically for your needs and show you how to utilize it to its full capability. These are usually streamlined and more effective because they contain only the functionality and storage abilities that you need; you won't have to worry about learning how to use confusing third-party software on your own.

Does your company utilize a database?  How are you storing your product information or items for your website? Would having an easy-to-use website driven by a database assist you with managing your products and website? The possibilities are endless; feel free to contact us to discuss how a database can enhance your website.