Elements of a Database Web Site

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Knowing the elements that make up a database web server can help you in understanding exactly where DWQueryBuilder fits in the process.

This section provides background information on the technologies and practices involved in developing and hosting a database driven website. It is not specific to either DWQueryBuilder or Dreamweaver, the principles discussed still apply no matter what tools are used to implement them. It is provided for informational purposes only and you can safely skip this section if you know about this stuff already.


Below is a diagram of the basic pieces that make up a web server.  They consist of:

An Operating System - runs the computer More on Operating Systems
A Web Server program - manages sending pages to a web browser More on Web Servers
A Script Processor - Interprets scripts embedded in web pages More on Script Processors
A Database Connection (settings) - Links pages to a database More on Connections
A Database Manager - a program that manages SQL requests to the database More on Database Managers
Your Database - your tables and data More on Your Database


These are the parts necessary to be able to host web pages that you produce using Dreamweaver. Normally all this setup is managed by your hosting company and may even be set up in some form on your own PC.


Anatomy of a Database Web Server Diagram

Anatomy of a Web Server