Custom Website Programming & Database Design
Database design and web programming go hand in hand.
Uses for Custom Programming & Databases
There are a few different types of databases and many different programming languages. The most popular combination that database website designers will use today is the MySQL database with the PHP programming language. This combination has quickly become the internet favorite because of their power, flexibility and integration ability.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to custom programming and databases. To the right are just few examples of the most common types of programming, but dream big, we dare you, and let us know.
Ecommerce / Shopping Carts
Forums & User Groups
Blogs & News Listings
Content Management Systems
Website Login Pages
Don’t forget, our programming is done in-house, right here in Myrtle Beach, SC.
MySQL Database Design
As mentioned above, a database stores information. The database has to be designed and stored on the server. A good database designer will think ahead when laying out a database, making an outline and taking into consideration possible changes that might be needed in the future. Designing the database for future expansion is important. Most databases will have multiple tables that have to be linked to each other by some fields. An example of this would be a database with two tables; one table with employee information and a second table with company job positions. While each employee will only have one job position, there could be more than one employee in a particular job position. This has to be taken into consideration while laying out the database design.
The PHP programming language is also used to turn static websites into dynamic websites. While it can do this without the use of a database, it works exceptionally well with a MySQL database. PHP controls the connection between the database and the website pages. The PHP programming language, as well as other programming languages, allows the information from the database to be displayed on the website. It also allows for content management systems, which gives the user the ability to update their own websites without any HTML or programming knowledge.
Other great things PHP programming can be used for are custom programs such as Guest Books and Calculators. Of course, PHP programming can be used for eCommerce and shopping carts as well. It allows the ability for a website owner to update their product information and is used to display the products on the website.
A content management system (CMS) makes it easy for you to update your website without any web development knowledge. This is because a CMS site is pre-programmed for you, and all you have to do is insert the content! With just a few clicks you can update articles, upload photos, change the text on any page, add new products and more. Our customized panels give you an unlimited number of updates in real-time – all you need is a computer and internet connection.
Buyer beware! Choosing a DIY site for eCommerce development could wind up costing you big-time. After all, they own your site, so if you want to make changes, or take your site elsewhere, you will be at their mercy. Always read the fine print! Better yet, there is no fine print on our contracts. You own what you pay for. Plain and simple. Whether it’s a logo, website, or custom cart, it is yours.
We also offer PayPal and other merchant service integration to make your shopping cart life easier!