Web database definition

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Web database definition
A web database is accessed and managed via the Internet. (laptop with database record on 15.4)

A web database in simplest terms is a database application designed to be managed and accessed through the Internet. Web database applications enable site operators to manage collection of data and presentation of analytical results online.


A database is a general software application that revolutionised businesses in the 1990s and into the 21st century. It enables companies to collect infinite amounts of data on infinite customers, analyse it and turn it into useful information. A web database provides these functions via the Internet.

Web Database Software

Web database software applications are widespread, as companies sell applications to aspiring web developers. Benefits of top applications include the ability to set up data collection forms, polls, feedback forms and other collection tools and present the results of data analysis in real time.

Business Functions

Businesses use web databases in various capacities depending on the operation. Common uses include customised database generation, presentation of information to customers or visitors, sorting of data, report generation, and importing and exporting of data.

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