Microsoft Access is a relational database management system from Microsoft, packaged with Microsoft Office Professional which combines the Jet relational database engine with a graphical interface. The development environment provides productivity-enhancing features for both advanced developers and beginning users. Relatively unskilled programmers and non-programmer "power users" can use it to build simple applications without having to deal with features they don't need or understand to create a simple database.
Our Windows hosting environments easily and efficiently allow for the usage of your MS Access databases. Upload your MS Access database (.mdb file) to your windows web hosting account via FTP or the Web Control file manger, setup a DSN (Data Source Name) and you can use ASP or other scripting languages to manipulate the data. Numerous free ASP scripts are available on the internet that will let beginners develop the skills needed to use MS Access in a web hosting environment. Also, many web development companies will make applications that will use MS Access as the back end data storage. Use the same MS Access Database on your local PC as you use on the web. MS Access is easy to use and is on most desktop PCs as it comes with MS Office.
DSN is a method of connecting to a database via ASP (Active Server Page). DSN connections require ODBC, an open standard API for accessing databases. ODBC handles SQL requests and converts them into requests that the individual database systems understand.