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Harness The Power Of Database: 20 Benefits (Part 1)

I have met a lot of clients here at DC Web Makers Company who have asked me, "What is the database, and do I need it?" The answer to this fu...

I have met a lot of clients here at DC Web Makers Company who have asked me, "What is the database, and do I need it?" The answer to this fundamental question will give business owners a new perspective regarding what is possible in the website and mobile App programming areas. Due to a lack of enough awareness and my progressive experiences as an IT consultant and an advance database developer, here I concisely introduce the database and twenty benefits that you can get from it.

A database is a place to save information, like the customer's first names or passwords for the future uses. If your website has a login form, you are probably using a database. For example, when a user logins to your website, your system will process whether the database saved username and password are the same as the one supplied by the user to give the user a green light. The most common database program used for websites and mobile applications is MySQL. You can save all kind of informations, like pictures, videos, PDF files, or any website form data, like a site contact form data in your database. A database holds your information in different tables (for instance, one table for customer info, another for product info, etc) and each table has columns and rows, like what you see in a Microsoft Excel sheet. You may read other online materials for its detail structure. Because of a high flexibility of a database, the sky is your limit as to what you can accomplish in your website or mobile App. Specifically, here are twenty amazing things that you can do with a database (db):

1. Simple Authentication System
You can use the db for registering new users, authenticating returning users, and handling forgot password inquires.

2. Weekly Newsletters
You can use the db to manage the subscribed users and your weekly newsletter. If a user opts out from your newsletter, you just need to remove it from your db.

3. User Activity Tracking
You can use the db to track your logged-in user activities. In particular, you can save the user geographical info (zipcodes, states, etc), what pages they visit, the frequency of visits, the time of visits, the lengths of visits, etc. By gathering and aggregating this information, you can understand your user behaviors and target your ads or marketing more effectively to them.

4. Application Maintenances
This option allows you to save the information that are used frequently in your website, admin, or mobile App in the db and minimize your maintenance loads. For example, if you have five forms in which you collect the customer's billing address, it is better to save all states in one db table and reuse it in all five forms. That way, when you update a state table in the db, all of the five forms will be updated instantly.

5. Custom Social Sites
Business owners hardly know that the MySQL db is capable of delivering a custom social site similar to Facebook for them. Big companies or enterprises usually have custom social sites for their internal staffs.

Stay tuned for Part 2....

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Harness The Power Of Database: 20 Benefits (Part 1)

  • Posted: Friday March 8th
  • I have met a lot of clients here at DC Web Makers Company who have asked me, "What is the database, and do I need it?" The answer to this fundamental question will give business owners a new perspective regarding what is possible in the website and mobile App programming areas. Due to a lack of enough awareness and my progressive experiences as an IT consultant and an advance database developer, here I concisely introduce the database and twenty benefits that you can get from it.

    A database is a place to save information, like the customer's first names or passwords for the future uses. If your website has a login form, you are probably using a database. For example, when a user logins to your website, your system will process whether the database saved username and password are the same as the one supplied by the user to give the user a green light. The most common database program used for websites and mobile applications is MySQL. You can save all kind of informations, like pictures, videos, PDF files, or any website form data, like a site contact form data in your database. A database holds your information in different tables (for instance, one table for customer info, another for product info, etc) and each table has columns and rows, like what you see in a Microsoft Excel sheet. You may read other online materials for its detail structure. Because of a high flexibility of a database, the sky is your limit as to what you can accomplish in your website or mobile App. Specifically, here are twenty amazing things that you can do with a database (db):

    1. Simple Authentication System
    You can use the db for registering new users, authenticating returning users, and handling forgot password inquires.

    2. Weekly Newsletters
    You can use the db to manage the subscribed users and your weekly newsletter. If a user opts out from your newsletter, you just need to remove it from your db.

    3. User Activity Tracking
    You can use the db to track your logged-in user activities. In particular, you can save the user geographical info (zipcodes, states, etc), what pages they visit, the frequency of visits, the time of visits, the lengths of visits, etc. By gathering and aggregating this information, you can understand your user behaviors and target your ads or marketing more effectively to them.

    4. Application Maintenances
    This option allows you to save the information that are used frequently in your website, admin, or mobile App in the db and minimize your maintenance loads. For example, if you have five forms in which you collect the customer's billing address, it is better to save all states in one db table and reuse it in all five forms. That way, when you update a state table in the db, all of the five forms will be updated instantly.

    5. Custom Social Sites
    Business owners hardly know that the MySQL db is capable of delivering a custom social site similar to Facebook for them. Big companies or enterprises usually have custom social sites for their internal staffs.

    Stay tuned for Part 2....