I would like to put a "searchable" database on my website. In other words, I would like visitors to my site to be able to search for specific information I have in a database.
For example, lets say
1. I have a database on fast food resturants - Name - size - town - type of food - delivery status - payment by credit card.
2. A site visitor wants to know all the fast food resturants of a certain name which makes pizzas and delivers.
My Questions are these,
1. Can I make up this type of database using Microsoft Excel, Access and or Wordperfect Quattro Pro 9.
How difficult is it to publish the database to the web.
How do I make up a form that visitors can fill in to find specific information and search the database to get the results they want.
How do I make up a form that visitors can fill in to find specific information and search different databases on a web site to get the results they want.
Now I know I am a newbie. I have read many of the database articles but I feel that the authors think you are in a certain "knowledge" place based on how they write the articles. I go away from them feeling more mixed up than ever about the issue.
If you were a newbie where would you start so you could get to the point I am trying to with this database?
Are there any websites which will start me at the bottom and pull me through to the end??
BTW, I would like anyone's opinion about
especially about their 25MB limit for free services. Do you feel that is enough for a pretty good size database??