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Database driven web sites enable you to ensure that the information about the products or services you are offering on your web site is up to date without requiring manual daily updates.


If you have ever visited a web site and created a user ID and password, performed on-line banking, used a shopping cart for purchases, performed a search, typed an entry into a BLOG or WIKI, or uploaded a resume or pictures that could be subsequently retrieved by others, you have already used a database driven web site. The underlying technology that allows these functions to be performed is basically the same. These sites have been given different names reflecting what the visitor does once there. A site is called a BLOG if comments are typed in and saved enabling the entries to be viewed later by others. A site is referred to as a job search web site if the visitor can search for job opportunities and upload a resume that can be retrieved and viewed by potential employers.


Some web sites feature time-sensitive events or information. Such is the case with sites containing schedules of seminars. The owner of the site enters and saves the times, location, and prices of their seminars. The visitor can subsequently view the seminar information, sign up and oftentimes pay for the seminar through the web site.


Bottom line, all of these web sites are examples of database driven web sites.