How incorporating a database can
enable you to edit and update your
website whenever you want
Traditional web pages are simply a collection of images and text files containing styling information and HTML. This can make maintaining and updating the information quite time-consuming.
However, incorporating a database into your website can not only make this easier, but with a dynamic database driven website you need only design and maintain a handful of pages to deliver thousands of pages of dynamic content. It can also make the content highly searchable, more interactive and far more accessible to your end users.
If your site is likely to have frequently changing content (products, prices, news, articles, links etc), a database can help you manage these yourself quickly and more effectively. Typical examples are:
- e-commerce websites with a range of products
- content management with regular updates, categorisation etc
- forums and discussion groups
- subscription services, newsletters etc
One thing to note – you will need someone with a reasonable level of programming and database knowledge to implement this. Plus, your hosting plan may need upgrading to handle the technical requirements. But the benefits of having a database driven website are many, giving you far greater flexibility and accessibility to your content as your future needs change and develop. It also provides a richer, more interactive user experience whilst, at the same time, reducing the usual support and maintenance costs associated with static websites.
Why not talk to us about whether a database driven website would be best suited to your needs? Call us on 01242 224360 or email us by clicking here.