I am currently working on a project for a website. The objective of the project is to set up a website that allows me to keep track of the books that I have read, and of the books I have yet to read.
Basically, I am creating a website that allows me to use two forms, each on a separate webpage. One form will be used to enter information about the book I have already read. The other form will be used to enter information about the book I have yet to read.
So far, however, I have completed only the layout of the website. Currently, I am a bit confused as to what to steps I have to take. I want to be able to store the book information in a database, which means I am probably going to need to use a server-side scripting programming language.
In my understanding, the following are the phases I must go through in order to accomplish my objective.
Design the basic layout of the website
Register a domain name and find a hosting server.
Create a database I am going to need in order to update all the user information.
Write scripting in Html code in order to modify the web page output according to user form information.
My main question is: How do I connect my database to my scripting and then, to my webpage?
I am probably also going to need to use MySQL for the database.
I am really confused. I hope that someone can help me conceptually map out what I need to do in order to accomplish my objective and complete the project.