Information contained in a database can be the basis of a powerful
web application delivered to your customers from your website. Web applications can
be created to view and manipulate the database information from the users browser.
Applications such as e-commerce rely on information contained in some form of database to
be extracted and displayed as requested by the user.
Web based business solutions that access a database of
information generally require two components:
- Your website hosting service must support a data access
- Your web pages must contain script that accesses the
Three common web application scripting languages are:
- Active Server Pages
Each environment has its own avantages and disadvantages,
but each can accomplish similar tasks of accessing data and creating dynamic web pages
based on the data being extracted. The business objective of the website will
ultimately determine which scripting language makes the most sense to use.